Travel Blogs from Tokyo, Japan

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Turning Japanese, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

Turning Japanese

A travel blog entry by jambo

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... our hotel is another mission, despite having directions for that too.  By my non-scientific reckoning, street numbering in Japan works as follows.  The city is divided into many little areas, further divided into cubes comprising about 25 ...

Time capsule, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

Time capsule

A travel blog entry by jambo

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... we have to settle for the surrounding gardens.  At least the admission was free.    For all this talk about Tokyo being really expensive, we haven't noticed it yet.  We've been eating huge meals for around 500yen ($5 Canadian), a ...

Tokyo By Day, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

Tokyo By Day

A travel blog entry by dane

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... be open at this hour. And even if they were, we weren't exactly dressed to patronize one of the nicest hotels in Tokyo. Lindsey was very self-conscious about her bright orange fleece and was hesitant to enter this swank establishment. I assured her she ...

Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

Tokyo

A travel blog entry by baileyandkerry

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... cooking, not leaving the house for 24hours because your too hungover. To finish this babble with some practical information - Japan isn't as expensive as people think. Okay, its extortionate compared to other Asian countries, but Tokyo is cheaper ...

Kotooshu!, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

Kotooshu!

A travel blog entry by rich

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I had a fantastic week or so in Tokyo after my brother's departure, not least because I became totally hooked on sumo wrestling! A tournament, or basho, had just started in Ryogoku which is basically the spiritual home of sumo, and as luck would have ...

Nigel and Wacker..., Tokyo, Japan travel blog

Nigel and Wacker...

A travel blog entry by rich

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... night's sleep, any jetlag they might have had was a thing of the past... I knew that our Nigel and Wacker were basically in Tokyo for the nightlife, but I wanted them to do a bit of cultural sightseeing as well, and so we went to have a look at ...

The End, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

The End

A travel blog entry by mikeandrachel

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... . Our highlight in Japan was visiting Matsushima. We felt like we were on a mini holiday as the area is so picturesque. Japan is a bit more expensive that the other countries we have visited but it is still worth seeing. Travelling has been amazing, we ...

Tokyo Pin, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

Tokyo Pin

A travel blog entry by elsewhere

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Tokyo Whirlwind, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

Tokyo Whirlwind

A travel blog entry by nickiemoore

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... to see so many western faces. I’m guessing many had just got off a direct flight from home to Tokyo and were finding Japan a bit of a challenge, but the hotel staff must be congratulated on their patience in dealing with a nearly continuous flow of ...

Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

Tokyo

A travel blog entry by dacraic

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... years and next month (Oct 08) Japanese girls will shop until they drop at the store they've waited so long for. That's Tokyo in a nutshell. Consumer madness. We met up with Saemi (Aoife, Ailbhe's sister's friend) and her boyfriend ...

The Tokyo Experience, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

The Tokyo Experience

A travel blog entry by keithandkim

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... the museum we are greeted with beautiful Japanese architecture and displays. The museum is laid out well showcasing the history of Japan with some amazing artifacts, swords, kimonos, armour and paintings. It was a very interesting day that answered some ...

Harry Gateaux Japan, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

Harry Gateaux Japan

A travel blog entry by amy_michael

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We zoomed to Tokyo on our last Shinkansen of Japan, and headed straight to Akihabara - Electric City, famed for the huge number of electrical goods shops. It also has 'Cosplay' which is where Japanese girls (and the odd boy) dress up in a load of costumes ...

Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

Tokyo

A travel blog entry by elsewhere

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... ;during the last 10 minute taxi down the runway to the gate. At least we were in Japan. ==================== Thanks for reading this stuff once again. Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Himeji and Nara are (hopefully) coming up soon, as written by ...

JapanTastic, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

JapanTastic

A travel blog entry by thomaswguy

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... and nothing on, it was fresh awakening to the day.   we headed to the airport and said goodbye to Japan :(  I absolutely loved it.... i was really looking forward to the visit and i was not disappointed, I'm even excited thinking about ...

Japanese Princesses, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

Japanese Princesses

A travel blog entry by catters

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... into Tokyo! In my half asleep state at Hong Kong airport I managed to leave my Lonely Planet somewhere meaning I arrived in Japan completely lost. From the begining I thought that it was going to be a challange. Enter Narita airport with plans to buy ...

SUMO!, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

SUMO!

A travel blog entry by scott_and_amy

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... going to a Sumo Match, as you don't get much more Japanese then that. Luckily for us the Tokyo Tournament started the day before we arrived in Japan and felt confident we could get tickets this early in the tournament. Like most things while ...

Famous Fish Market, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

Famous Fish Market

A travel blog entry by scott_and_amy

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Fish Market Lonely Planet listed this as the number one thing to do in Tokyo and beyond Sumo and maybe baseball they are on the mark. We got up early (5:30 AM) to jump on the Subway to make it down to the Tsukiji Fish Market. It was raining outside ...

A Rainy Day, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

A Rainy Day

A travel blog entry by dane

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... or at a Holliday Inn in San Francisco. It was a tea ceremony in a simple tea house in a gorgeous garden in the heart of Tokyo. We felt very fortunate. Lindsey informed me afterward that she almost cried. Maybe she liked it a tad more than I did, but I ...

Visiting Temples and Sumo Wrestling, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

Visiting Temples and Sumo Wrestling

A travel blog entry by tbassplayer

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... back to the stadium, people were beginning to line up at the ticket window. Apparently this is the only sumo stadium in Tokyo and possibly in Japan, When I got inside I saw that it was the same arena I was watching on the TV while we were barhopping in ...

The Japanese Ahh-nsen, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

The Japanese Ahh-nsen

A travel blog entry by crystalwaitekus

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After traveling for almost six months, I have to admit that I'm feeling a little tired.  So instead of tackling Japan like most countries, I've decided to simply stay put in Tokyo.  As the largest metropolitan area in the world, there is plenty ...

Cat prostitutes, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

Cat prostitutes

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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... ? Going to a place where you can touch cats. Sounds like fun, particularly if you are a women alone, and of a certain age. Not anymore, as these cafes in Tokyo prove: ...

Tokyo travels, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

Tokyo travels

A travel blog entry by amy_michael

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... we manage to eat it with chopsticks, even the rice, so are very smug and pleased with ourselves, despite, I'm sure, a 3 year old from Japan probably being able to clear their bowl better than us. We then called into the Sony Tower to test out some of the ...

Sayonara, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

Sayonara

A travel blog entry by beats

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... Check in was straightforward. I handed in my gaijin card & the woman at Immigration stamped "Departed" over my Work & Re-Entry Visas. Japan saved me a fine leaving present. I sat by the right hand window & as we flew down the east coast of Japan, I ...

Flight Attendant Judi, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

Flight Attendant Judi

A travel blog entry by bagman

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... quits. A remarkable achievement? Judi was unimpressed - "I've got 10 years on him, easy." The best thing about flying from Tokyo to Seattle is Flight Attendant Judi. Watching her crew work the main cabin on a 4800 mile flight is a demonstration in ...

Konichi-wa, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

Konichi-wa

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... was great fun, particularly with all the waiters shouting at the top of their voices (as they seem to do everywhere here). Tokyo Earthquake simulator - read about this at the Fire Department so we went to see what it was like to experience a force 7 ...

A Walk Through the City, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

A Walk Through the City

A travel blog entry by dane

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... with park benches, dense sections of trees, a zoo, and a pond dotted with paddle boats. The park provides a respite from the chaos of Tokyo that surrounds its borders. From there we got lost again, which is less fun at the end of the day than at the ...

Pufferfish fit for a king, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

Pufferfish fit for a king

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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... fish known as fugu is perfectly safe in the right hands. His, for example. By John M. Glionna April 1, 2009 Reporting from Tokyo - Veteran chef Yutaka Sasaki has a plan to remove the fear of eating one of the most poisonous fish on the planet: He ...

The never-ending flight, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

The never-ending flight

A travel blog entry by jwatson

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... O'Hare around 9 a.m. for my 11 a.m. flight as was recommended, and I then had to wait about an hour and a half. The flight to Tokyo was all right, except I was stuck in a middle seat. They served a couple meals and several snacks, and I was able to watch ...

Enter the Dragon, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

Enter the Dragon

A travel blog entry by alasdairm

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Luckily today the Kinryu-no-mai or Golden Dragon Dance festival was happening at the Sensoji Temple, not that I had planned my timing or anything, come on I ain't that organized. I'd already seen the temple but didn't mind another visit in order to see ...

Tour de Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

Tour de Tokyo

A travel blog entry by jambo

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... it is actually quite good.  Now I don't even need to go into a coffee shop to get my takeaway coffee.   Tokyo is a massive city, with between 15 and 25 million people, depending on which count you believe.  Either way, that's a ...

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