Travel Blogs from Osaka, Japan

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Happy HALLWEEN?, Osaka, Nachikatsuura, Japan travel blog

Happy HALLWEEN?

A travel blog entry by kateinjapan

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... Exercise Meet), starting as young as Preschool and continuing until High School. These are highly ritualized events (like everything in Japan) in which each grade competes in different events such as running relays, tug of war, etc. There is marching in ...

My Day ...the day the Earthquake happened..., Osaka, Japan travel blog

My Day ...the day the Earthquake happened...

A travel blog entry by zoebuck

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... that I was going back to the hostel for lunch- so I was on the bus. Just so you know, today and the next 2 days, I'm in Osaka, then back to Beijing. My room has a great view over the city, I have a kitchen sink, fridge, hob ring and hot water canister in ...

I need your help!, Nachikatsuura, Osaka, Japan travel blog

I need your help!

A travel blog entry by kateinjapan

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... is "to support rural Cambodian communities through greater educational opportunities and  increased access to education." Before coming to Japan, I wasn't familiar with any of the countries in South East Asia, but after living here for over a year ...

Why are you eating hamster food? - 3rd grdr to me, Osaka, Nagoya, Japan travel blog

Why are you eating hamster food? - 3rd grdr to me

A travel blog entry by kateinjapan

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... and upon recommendations from many fellow JETS, who said you have to go at least once while you live in Japan, we set off for the Osaka station. The strange looks and whispers began when Katherine and I boarded the subway on our way to the station where ...

The dark side of Sumo, Osaka, Japan travel blog

The dark side of Sumo

A travel blog entry by kateinjapan

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... managed by a stable master, a retired wrestler who was a good wrestler in his prime. There are currently 54 stables throughout Japan. Referees, ushers, and hairdressers also live in the stables. The stable master is referred to as oyakata (boss), and his ...

Low Days, and I'm not the UN..., Osaka, Japan travel blog

Low Days, and I'm not the UN...

A travel blog entry by zoebuck

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... up in my lovely double bed, which as you know i appreciate massively! i put the tv on to see what's happening. A map of japan with dangerzones on it continues to flash on every channel. A lot of the channels are showing the devastation, I don't know ...

The Whale Shark of Destiny, Osaka, Japan travel blog

The Whale Shark of Destiny

A travel blog entry by fiandrob

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... pretty much all of the time! Despite the complete lack of English we were determined to make the most of the time we had in Japan. Osaka is a very picturesque area of Japan. It was the home of the Shogun 7 or 8 hundred years ago so there was plenty of ...

Japan up until now ~ Christina, Osaka, Japan travel blog

Japan up until now ~ Christina

A travel blog entry by jclub5

''''''''''?`?I Hello from Osaka! Christina speaking (^-^) We just arrived back in Osaka from our trip to Miyajima island. Our Japan trip so far: Wow. What a long plane ride, lol. The longest I have ever been in one cramped space ...

PED Tour and Welcome Dinner, Osaka, Japan travel blog

PED Tour and Welcome Dinner

A travel blog entry by shannonjackson

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This entry was written by Brandi Ashburn, a student at Fulton High School. Hello Everyone! Yesterday was an amazing day. It was filled with knowledge and excitement. We began the day with a western style breakfast in our hotel's cafe. Upon ...

Dag 2 concert plus aquarium, Osaka, Japan travel blog

Dag 2 concert plus aquarium

A travel blog entry by turkoois1990

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... Shinsaibashi. Shantal en Anne gingen eigenlijk op zoek naar Zeal Link waar Born een instore event had. Maar daarvoor hadden ze Osaka Muse al gevonden waar de volgende dag het concert van Born zou plaats vinden. Daarna zijn we wel naar het winkelcentrum ...

Last days in Japan, Osaka, Japan travel blog

Last days in Japan

A travel blog entry by herriejeroenski

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... almost deafening; I'm wondering how long it will take to get complete deaf when inside. 20-09-2012 Osaka Today we visited the longest shopping street in Japan; Tenjimbashi-Suji which is 2600m long, without buying anything but a coffee. Then we went to ...

Welcome to Japan, Osaka, Japan travel blog

Welcome to Japan

A travel blog entry by segacs

After a long but uneventful day of flying, I've arrived in Japan and have managed to find my hostel in Osaka, despite the very confusing maps and lack of street names or numbers anywhere. Who's impressed? So, first impressions of Japan: The train ...

HOME SWEET HOME..., Osaka, Japan travel blog

HOME SWEET HOME...

A travel blog entry by jon_and_liz

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... designed and ours has been quite adequate to meet our needs. We are living in the northeastern suburbs of Osaka, which is the second biggest city in Japan - Tokyo is the largest. Ours is a fairly urban area, and just a 20 minute train ride into Osaka's ...

Kansai Airport, Osaka, Japan travel blog

Kansai Airport

A travel blog entry by sbowling99

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We are at Kansai airport!!! It is 6:42 Japan time and we are feeling very touristy. We are now waiting for our connecting plane to Fukuoka. The Kansai airport is really cool because it has many cool vending machines with Cal pis (which is a drink). The ...

Waiting For The Dawn, Osaka, Japan travel blog

Waiting For The Dawn

A travel blog entry by bastin79

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... days in Kowloon are more of the same. Another visit to the cinema, a purchase of a new camcorder mainly for kendo filming in Japan and Korea and the like. I pay a visit to the Space Museum which is a pretty good introduction to all things ...

Golden Week: Monday, Osaka, Japan travel blog

Golden Week: Monday

A travel blog entry by stephiesteph

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Visit to Kyoto! ...

Saturday after Breakfast at New Otani Hotel, Osaka, Japan travel blog

Saturday after Breakfast at New Otani Hotel

A travel blog entry by sbowling99

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... no, I hope my family doesn't give me salad for breakfast!!".   Okay, it's my turn now.  My story will be about Japan's wonderful toilets!!!! Haha, the toilets, or bidet, shoots water at my butt!  I didn't try it yet but from people's ...

Osaka - Day 2, Osaka, Japan travel blog

Osaka - Day 2

A travel blog entry by mlipnicky

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... I found that Tenjinbashi-suji shopping street is said to be the longest straight and covered shopping arcade in Japan at approx. 2.6km in length. We visited Osaka Temmangu Shrine and then we headed straight to Umeda Sky building. Once we finally found the ...

Osaka, Osaka, Japan travel blog

Osaka

A travel blog entry by jramsden271

Quick stay in Osaka. Dropped off things at hostel, went to visit Jun (travels friend) in Kyoto. Went out for a few drinks, got times mixed up so stayed in Kyoto for the night. Waste of a hostel night, oops. Left early (5am!) to catch ferry from ...

I got 99 problems but a..., Osaka, Japan travel blog

I got 99 problems but a...

A travel blog entry by martycindy

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... ;, the extremely handy JR Pass. With these beauties we could now get around the biggest cities like Tokyo and Osaka and, most importantly, most Shinkansen “bullet train” lines throughout the country – whenever and as ...

Kuidaore, Osaka, Japan travel blog

Kuidaore

A travel blog entry by hungyhungyhippo

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... to ruin oneself by extravagance in food. Heard another translation - "Eat, eat until you fall down." Why Osaka is my entry point to Japan. It also translates to eating as much Takoyaki and Okonomiyaki as possible. BTW Takoyaki - Octopus balls. ...

食い倒れ for life, Osaka, Japan travel blog

食い倒れ for life

A travel blog entry by hungyhungyhippo

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... Ron, delicious Sakuyaki at Hariju and more helpings of takoyaki/okonomuyaki/yakisoba. Steak Ron 1-10-2 Sonezaki Shinchi, Kita-ku | Umeda, Osaka Hariju 1-9-26 Nishishinsaibashi Chuo-ku Osaka Takontetsu (Pizza Ball House) 1-9-20 Maru Bldg Umeda 1 Chome ...

Sayonara Japan, Osaka, Japan travel blog

Sayonara Japan

A travel blog entry by trent

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Though I'd never want to permanently call Japan home, I've been here 1.5 years and I think its always a bit difficult to leave place so familiar. As always, the best thing about a place is the people you meet and the friends you make. They're what make ...

Kyoto/Nara/Osaka, Osaka, Japan travel blog

Kyoto/Nara/Osaka

A travel blog entry by vintagejoel

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Wow. Ive done a lot. I promise to update soon. In the meantime, check Pias ...

Doing lunch at the HRC Osaka, Osaka, Japan travel blog

Doing lunch at the HRC Osaka

A travel blog entry by wendyky

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After spending about 3 or 4 hours in Kyoto, we hopped back on the Shinkansen and went to Osaka (a 10 minute ride). Trevor had to get his Hard Rock Cafe fix, and we went to Osaka just for that. We took the subway to the first HRC location (there are two in ...

O for Osaka, Osaka, Japan travel blog

O for Osaka

A travel blog entry by emds

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... and we found a small bar with no English menu and decided to give that a go.  Of course, because we were in Japan, and everyone’s Japanese, everyone in the restaurant helped us. With the patience of one of the cheerful chefs we were able to ...

Another day, another time zone... Osaka, Japan, Osaka, Japan travel blog

Another day, another time zone... Osaka, Japan

A travel blog entry by lostalready

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... sleep again? The excitement of being in Japan kept us going all day though, and we managed to fit in a visit to Osaka castle, surrounded by deciduous trees in all beautiful shades of yellow and red (even Bevan thought it was pretty). We also visited ...

The road to Kyoto, Osaka, Japan travel blog

The road to Kyoto

A travel blog entry by jossie

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... an continuing to Nara, Koya-san and Toba.   Landing at Kansai Int. (which is on an artificial island near Osaka) we where immediatly confronted with the fact that our knowledge of the japanese script is.....how shall I ...

Osaka, Osaka, Japan travel blog

Osaka

A travel blog entry by jossie

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... get lost in the somewhat dodger section full with 'cute girl' posters and some 'interesting' halloween costumes... Our best 'Japan' moment in Osaka had to be the time when we wanted to try out Okonomiyaki (japanese pancake/omelette/pizza kinda ...

Sushi, Osaka, Japan travel blog

Sushi

A travel blog entry by tis

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... tonight and it proved to be a popular and delicious choice.  The students are now winding down on their last night in Japan.  After dinner, students headed back to their room to clean up and pack as tomorrow is another early day.  ...

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