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Hiroshima., Hiroshima-shi, Japan travel blog

Hiroshima.

A travel blog entry by rolandandlizzie

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... past its 1945 level - incredible! Some history to get in context for those of you who don't know - we certainly didn't! Japan had been pursuing an imperialist foreign agenda pretty much since the development of the Meiji Restoration in 1868. The leaders ...

Chapter 20: My life is insanity.., Hirosaki, Japan travel blog

Chapter 20: My life is insanity..

A travel blog entry by becky_boo

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Well here we are again in the magical and somehow absolutely weird land of Japan. I love it but good grief what is going on. I just got back from my job where I talk to a group of middle aged ladies at the local tearooms, they are a hoot. They speak ...

Festival time in Niigata, Niigata, Japan travel blog

Festival time in Niigata

A travel blog entry by nickiemoore

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... evacuation signs with cartoons of people running before a giant wave made it difficult not to keep glancing at the horizon! Japan’s coastline has been massively engineered (as have its rivers and even mountains where they meet road and rail). ...

Himeji Day, Himeji-shi, Japan travel blog

Himeji Day

A travel blog entry by rolandandlizzie

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... and has been remodelled many times particularly in the 17th Century by the various shoguns of the respective periods. Many castles in Japan were destroyed due to earthquakes, fires or war but Himeji survived all of these over the years including the huge ...

Sayonara Japan, Nagasaki, Japan travel blog

Sayonara Japan

A travel blog entry by nadinehanlon

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... classical music being played in the background... I must admit that has to have been one of the funniest sights I saw in Japan!!        I had to wait for my second evening in Nagasaki for a clear night to ...

The Best and Worst of Japan: Overview, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

The Best and Worst of Japan: Overview

A travel blog entry by benleah

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... to the 16-day heatwave we left behind. THE WORST: 1. No accommodation in Kyoto. What else can I say? Bloody tourists. 2. Japan airlines lack of legroom. I'm not even 6 feet tall. And the Japanese aren't that short. Oh well, it's a small thing I ...

Chapter Ten: What happened to Ten??, Hirosaki, Japan travel blog

Chapter Ten: What happened to Ten??

A travel blog entry by becky_boo

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... long packet, and haichu is written in Japanese. Know why? JAPANESE. Yeah. And its not even like a flavour that doesnt exist in Japan, like passionfruit or mango. Its strawberry. Dont get me wrong, I will take anything I can get, but if youre going to ...

Japan On Ice, Nikko, Japan travel blog

Japan On Ice

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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... lie awake at night dreading the next encounter with the Japanese National Ice Hockey Team, but we were somewhat surprised to learn that Japan has 4 teams in the Asian Ice Hockey League.  One of these teams is the Nikko Icebucks, and, since Nikko ...

Hokkaido Road Trip, Erimo, Japan travel blog

Hokkaido Road Trip

A travel blog entry by nickiemoore

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... to risk it and drove over 80kmph (and perhaps that’s why Hokkaido has more accidents than any prefecture in Japan?). We circumnavigated Lake Notoro and stopped off briefly at Abashiri (a place synonymous with Alcatraz in the minds of the Japanese ...

On the road again, Shinjuku, Japan travel blog

On the road again

A travel blog entry by danly

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Hello again everyone, Yes we are on holiday yet again. Yes we are both extremely lucky! Well the flight from Canberra to Sydney went as planned and we had around an hour in the first class lounge which meant we could eat there rather than on the plane ...

First City Destroyed, Hiroshima, Japan travel blog

First City Destroyed

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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... have also highlighted the Allied concerns around the enormous casualty counts they faced if they tried to invade the main islands of Japan to force an unconditional surrender. That said, the loss of life and human suffering triggered by the atomic blast ...

people eating fish....all types, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

people eating fish....all types

A travel blog entry by rawhideone

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... to happen....only do it yourself if the event doesn't occur.  This is the kind of stuff I expected from Japan....high tech...gadgets...a uniformed culture?...with teenagers immersed in Nintendo-like distractions.  But still a few surprises...the ...

Japan With A Twist, Osaka, Japan travel blog

Japan With A Twist

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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... it employs a third of a million people (three times more than the steel industry) and it commands 40 percent of Japan's leisure industry, including restaurants and bars. The first thing you notice about these parlours is the baby doll advertsing out ...

Minutes to Midnight - Linkin Park Tour, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

Minutes to Midnight - Linkin Park Tour

A travel blog entry by cristinaw

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Linkin Park, you made my day!!!!!!  :'] I started to love their music since 2004, the year in which they released the Tour Edition album of Meteora. For me, Numb, Crawling, Lying From You, From The Inside and Breaking The Habit are the coolest ...

Izakaya..., Kyoto, Japan travel blog

Izakaya...

A travel blog entry by rich

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... appropriate for a night out. I went along with their choices though as I knew that this might be their only karaoke experience in Japan, so I just sat back and went with the flow... It was freezing in Kyoto at this time and it pretty much snowed every ...

Chapter Thirteen: Good weather coming, Hirosaki, Japan travel blog

Chapter Thirteen: Good weather coming

A travel blog entry by becky_boo

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... - anyway soon I will be debt free but I will be poor again. How sad. I have to comment on the shoes in Japan. You have already been entertained by my story about shoe sizes and the horrified Japanese shopkeeper in a previous chapter, but something I saw ...

Chapter One: I wouldn't have believed it either, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

Chapter One: I wouldn't have believed it either

A travel blog entry by becky_boo

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... a hash brown that was screaming for tomato sauce early yesterday morning, in Auckland's International Airport. As it was a flight to Japan, there were millions of small people everywhere, so as it happened, I didn't have time to really even say goodbye ...

Fukuoka City Tour, Fukuoka, Japan travel blog

Fukuoka City Tour

A travel blog entry by mktravels

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... our naivety we had entered a hostess bar. Hostess bars are a common feature in the evening entertainment industry of Japan and other East Asian countries with a high Japanese population. They employ pretty female staff and cater to males seeking ...

Chapter 28: Continued Craziness, Hirosaki, Japan travel blog

Chapter 28: Continued Craziness

A travel blog entry by becky_boo

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Righto. Sorry its been awhile since I updated, but all is well. I have a few points of interest to relate to you...the first is that last week I went and got my hair done again, it cost over a hundred bucks and I am not bragging but its fan TAS tic. ...

Chapter 32: Danger Will Robinson!, Hirosaki, Japan travel blog

Chapter 32: Danger Will Robinson!

A travel blog entry by becky_boo

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Hey! Its quite a warm day today but there is still quite a lot of ice everywhere...hence the title. This morning was filled with numerous recounts of people's slippery near death experiences. Including my own. Luckily no one has fallen yet. I ...

Kyoto - The imperial capital of Japan, Kyoto, Japan travel blog

Kyoto - The imperial capital of Japan

A travel blog entry by mktravels

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... temple after temple, or always picking out the top 5 'must see' things. K has always had a passion to visit Japan, not just because it's a beautiful place with lovely mannered people, but because she has a huge desire to poke around heir ...

Tokyo: The Big Japple., Tokyo, Japan travel blog

Tokyo: The Big Japple.

A travel blog entry by benleah

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... at a train station and head out for one last look at Japan. We seek out what is listed in our Lonely Planet Japan guide as a 'Godzilla Statue', somewhere in central Tokyo, hoping to finally find an example of real Japanese history and culture. We're ...

Chapter 29: The first SNOW, Hirosaki, Japan travel blog

Chapter 29: The first SNOW

A travel blog entry by becky_boo

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... futon. (Japanese bed)...it is YELLOW and if I can I want to ship it home...anyone know of any good shipping companies from Japan to NZ? Hmmm.. Well I was just in French, (hilarious as usual) and the highlight of the class this time was not the boy ...

Chapter 24: Photos, Hirosaki, Japan travel blog

Chapter 24: Photos

A travel blog entry by becky_boo

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Hey everyone. I have finally posted lots of pictures, they are on my msn site. The address is http://nzprncss.spaces.live.com/ I get my pictures from my friends so luckily there arent too many figfatheadshots of me. This is because my camera was the ...

Keeling over in Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan travel blog

Keeling over in Kyoto

A travel blog entry by nickiemoore

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Wow it was hot, hot, HOT! Over 40C some days! With so many amazing temples and shrines in Kyoto, each unique and special, it was difficult not to catch 'temple fever' that grips many visitors. But, because of the temperature we ...

Hiroshima, Hiroshima, Japan travel blog

Hiroshima

A travel blog entry by baileyandkerry

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... whether they would support as many animal species as the beard of Ricky Tomlinson in the Royle family. After 3weeks we left Japan and boarded a 28hour ferry to Qingdao. Its been good but its annoying having to budget so much after we had gotten used ...

Chapter Two: Shinjuku and my new host family..., Tokyo, Japan travel blog

Chapter Two: Shinjuku and my new host family...

A travel blog entry by becky_boo

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Okay. I am in Shinjuku, as you could probably tell from my title. This place is crazy! Right now it`s quite cold, and this keyboard is weird. But I like it. I got lost in Shinjuku Station this morning...see, I am not going to lie, besides, it is more ...

The Shanghai Office, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

The Shanghai Office

A travel blog entry by bagman

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We left Seattle Friday morning and it's now Saturday night in Shanghai. Yang Kai has just left for the night, so I'm here in the tastefully appointed Shanghai office. 21 floors up, nice downtown location, only a few blocks from the MagLev train ...

Chapter 16: Another Fantastic Day, Hirosaki, Japan travel blog

Chapter 16: Another Fantastic Day

A travel blog entry by becky_boo

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... guess as word gets out, it will probably grow too big for my apartment and then I will have problems. My motto here in Japan, and everywhere really, is .....I`ll deal with that later....anyway it should be fun. Right now I am headed home to get something ...

Shinkansen to Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan travel blog

Shinkansen to Kyoto

A travel blog entry by tbassplayer

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... was met with praise and hesitation from the Japanese people when it was revealed. It is now the second largest train station in Japan after Nagoya Station. I was walking through the station looking at the cool design when I walked past a group of kids, ...

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