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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 ...

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 ...

Kyoto - Memoirs of a Geisha, Kyoto, Japan travel blog

Kyoto - Memoirs of a Geisha

A travel blog entry by madman96

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... and the Musee du Petit Prince de Saint-Exupery!  I know, what the heck is a museum to Le Petit Prince doing in Hakone, Japan?  It turned out to be pretty cool as it played to my inner child and I did love that book.  Highlights included ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

Walking tour of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

Walking tour of Tokyo

A travel blog entry by madman96

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Diane has class so Christine and I depart on a tour of yet another random city together.  We started in Shibuya, where the street crossing is absolute mayhem.  More than 1 million people cross the street at this one intersection every ...

Change again in Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

Change again in Tokyo

A travel blog entry by mikeysoft

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Mapping the Japan Trench, Offshore, Japan travel blog

Mapping the Japan Trench

A travel blog entry by tbassplayer

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... 4 targets and non of them were of interest. Two interesting features we mapped after the IDL were the Emperess seamounts and the Japan Trench. The sea Mountains are a chain that are left over from the hot spot that makes up the Hawaiian islands, as ...

Yokohama to Shinagawa, Shinagawa, Japan travel blog

Yokohama to Shinagawa

A travel blog entry by tbassplayer

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... was no way to generate a PIN unless I could get to a Bank of America Banking Center which does not have a branch in Japan. What a pain. I argued with the card companies over Skype for about an hour but basically, It looked like I was borrowing until ...

Jumping around Japan, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

Jumping around Japan

A travel blog entry by you_know_zo

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... to Family Mart, bought a few cans of very cheap alcohol, downed them for Dutch courage and got ourselves a Karaoke booth... In Japan you don't go to a Karaoke bar and sing in front of everyone, you have a private room where you only humiliate yourself in ...

Chapter Eleven: This place is great..., Hirosaki, Japan travel blog

Chapter Eleven: This place is great...

A travel blog entry by becky_boo

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So here we are again. When I first came to Hirosaki it was so cold, I almost got frostbite from going to the supermarket, but now I am getting used to it and it is getting warmer. Like, alot warmer. People here are great, everyone is friendly and so ...

Chapter Fourteen: Birthday in Japan, Hirosaki, Japan travel blog

Chapter Fourteen: Birthday in Japan

A travel blog entry by becky_boo

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... house. She gave me a TV. She said it was another students and they left it there so I could have it while I am in Japan. She said she will look for a fridge too. So I am pretty happy. Japanese is driving me insane. People dont recognise how awesome I ...

Tokyo... time for Sushis!, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

Tokyo... time for Sushis!

A travel blog entry by madman96

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Ahhh... I wake up and feel like a new person!  I make my flight, this time around, and get in to Tokyo in the afternoon.  I find Diane Moseley (lived next to me in NYC one summer with her twin sister Christine who I saw in South Africa and ...

Hiroshima - City of Peace, Hiroshima, Japan travel blog

Hiroshima - City of Peace

A travel blog entry by benleah

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Ben Reporting: Obviously a city like Hiroshima comes with some pre-conceptions from a Westerners point of view. It was the first city in history to be bombed by an atomic bomb, an action that, in a flash, destroyed an entire city and ended WWII. Some ...

Sapporo - The Snow Festival, Sapporo, Japan travel blog

Sapporo - The Snow Festival

A travel blog entry by cristinaw

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SAPPORO Every year, the Snow Festival attracts many visitors from Japan and other countries to gather at the Odori Park, about two million people come to Sapporo to see the beautiful snow statues and ice sculptures which line Odori Park and the main ...

Atomic Bomb Museum, Hiroshima, Japan travel blog

Atomic Bomb Museum

A travel blog entry by scott_and_amy

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... was a large section there to educate visitors on nuclear weapons - how many there are, how strong they are, who has them (Japan does not have any). The final section shows what happened in Hiroshima as a result of the bomb. There were many pictures and ...

The Last Few Days of Fun, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

The Last Few Days of Fun

A travel blog entry by mikeandrachel

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It seems a weird subject to start a blog, but we just have to mention the toilets in Japan. They are very technologically advanced. They have a panel of buttons attached to the side of each toilet that looks a bit like a TV remote. The buttons do a ...

Japanese toilet humour, Kyoto, Japan travel blog

Japanese toilet humour

A travel blog entry by nadinehanlon

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... die in private and spend all day sleeping!   Day one of being partially human again I made it out into central Japan and spent the day walking around aimlessly, stumbling across ancient temples and Japanese zen parks in the middle of the ...

A day with Keigo, Hiroshima, Japan travel blog

A day with Keigo

A travel blog entry by jambo

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Our video of Hiroshima can be found on the Contents page (entry #1).  At the top of the page, click on 'more thumbnails' to see all the videos. For the first time in what feels like weeks, we are able to sleep in, undisturbed by bus schedules, ...

Sumo Wrestling!!!, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

Sumo Wrestling!!!

A travel blog entry by madman96

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Today we did another walking tour of the city and it was the three of us in all of our towering glory.  We hit up the imperial palace where people were asking to take our picture left and right.  We ventured through ginza again and then made a ...

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