Travel Blogs from Tokyo, Japan

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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 ...

Last day in Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

Last day in Tokyo

A travel blog entry by jambo

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... our two forgettable overnight bus rides in Australia, we are not particularly looking forward to this evening's 12-hour journey from Tokyo to Hiroshima.  Our fears are completely allayed by the comparative luxury of our coach.  For a start, we ...

Another look, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

Another look

A travel blog entry by itsem

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... to a lot of the same places. Tracey and I decided to save a bit of cash and budget it up on the night bus, arriving in Tokyo around 6am.  Which meant not much was open and we had about four hours to wait for Dave... we were pretty tired and found ...

Good for what ails you., Asakusa, Japan travel blog

Good for what ails you.

A travel blog entry by itsem

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... War two bombings, though one of the entrances at the side survived and is quite old. Asakusa is a seemingly more traditional area of Tokyo, though there are lots of those life size cut-outs of people with their faces cut out for you to pose with so ...

DH Goes Sumo, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

DH Goes Sumo

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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... ). DH loved the concept that we got "burped out " at our stop which just happens to be the busiest train station in Japan, Shinjuku Station, which sees 2 million people each day. I think we're going to need a couple of DH's sumo ...

Heated loos!, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

Heated loos!

A travel blog entry by lizand_rich

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Just another entry to say that Tokyo has heated toilet ...

Naxi, Nazi and Nashi, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

Naxi, Nazi and Nashi

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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There is a difference: naxi nazi nashi One is an ethnic group in south-west China, one is a pear, and one is associated with Germany and Hitler. I live among Naxi people and eat a fruit that sounds the same - Nashi - but this is a Japanese word ...

Sony Boy, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

Sony Boy

A travel blog entry by stevejames

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Bored in Narita, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

Bored in Narita

A travel blog entry by jr_riel

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... '), who has been living in Hawaii for 50 years now. I meet my sis at her arrival gate in five hours. We head to Bangkok from here. Times running... I'll check back with you all later. Ciao, JR Riel via Narita International Airport, Tokyo, ...

Journal Clippings, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

Journal Clippings

A travel blog entry by jr_riel

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Of my commute to Bangkok via Tokyo: -I've gotten three and a half hours of sleep each night for the past five days. The flight to Tokyo was long. -Narita Airport is boring, but what airport isn't? Flying into Tokyo, it looked as if every square ...

Tokyo Photo Special!, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

Tokyo Photo Special!

A travel blog entry by ad_n_caz

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... so we'll let the pictures do the talking... Another hectic (early) morning at the fish market Tokyo is toytown And that includes the electronic ones ...and the living and breathing ones Time for ...

Prayground, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

Prayground

A travel blog entry by stevejames

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Yanaka Cemetery, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

Yanaka Cemetery

A travel blog entry by dane

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... the incredible structures commanded awe. So when I think cemetery, I think dark, brooding baroque architecture. Yanaka in Tokyo was something else entirely. It was gorgeous. Like a zen garden populated with exquisite monuments. With rare ...

Tsujuki Fish Market, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

Tsujuki Fish Market

A travel blog entry by dane

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... we only recognized a fifth of the animals we saw displayed, and wondering which of these things we had eaten our first night in Tokyo. I also decided that if people were forced to meet their food this early in the process, just after it has been captured ...

Takless, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

Takless

A travel blog entry by stevejames

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Did the earth move for you too?, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

Did the earth move for you too?

A travel blog entry by stevejames

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Imperial Palace and Park, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

Imperial Palace and Park

A travel blog entry by dane

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... found out the new memory card I purchased for my camera is less than stellar and I lost several of the coolest photos I took in Tokyo. One was a rainbow arching from a statue across a giant fountain and ending on Lindsey like she was a pot of gold (which ...

Bright lights of Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

Bright lights of Shibuya

A travel blog entry by kiemce

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... was the rain, so only had one thing on my todo list - Shibuya. It is billed as having the busiest pedestrian crossing in Japan, and is a magnet due to cheap shops, resaurants and bars. For me, it is the intersection that always seems to be shown in ...

Maid Cafes, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

Maid Cafes

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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... of approximately US$1.9 trillion (Canada has a $1.75 trillion dollar GDP as an entire country). As the heart and soul of Japan, Tokyo can put forth a very serious face with a collective focus on the work environment and financial success. It can ...

Shibuya-Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

Shibuya-Shinjuku

A travel blog entry by rbisset

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... Hub". It was very loud and there were only 2 other English people there. They were showing a World Cup qualifier between Japan and Honduras. The Japanese (mainly the girls) were getting very excited and were gasping and cheering with every touch of the ...

Elvis lives...in Tokyo!, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

Elvis lives...in Tokyo!

A travel blog entry by alasdairm

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... pair (an impossible task given the crowds) we walked through Yoyogi-Koen where yet more of the unusual side to Tokyo was on display. Elvis impersonators where dancing around just along from many street performers and bands and the most entertaining dude ...

Building Bridges, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

Building Bridges

A travel blog entry by alasdairm

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... in the hotel lobby. Wasted time in the morning almost testing my travel insurance by doing a bit of skateboarding around some of Tokyo's back streets with Ash, a Korean also staying here. From looking at the subway map it was only a short-ish walk from ...

Meiji Park and Temple, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

Meiji Park and Temple

A travel blog entry by dane

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... quite a show. So we meandered around the temple complex, took an abnormal number of photos, and set off to explore more of Tokyo. On an entirely differnt note, I've been reading Bill Bryson's book about his final trip around England. And I find some ...

Menga Cafes, Capsule Hotels and Russian Visas, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

Menga Cafes, Capsule Hotels and Russian Visas

A travel blog entry by catters

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... first and scored a much more comfy manga booth (Thanks Jo for the chat) Finally I have got my Russian visa. Cost me a fortune and several trips around Tokyo to print the right documents and visit the embassy - Its all sorted now so bring on ...

The Twist in the Tale, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

The Twist in the Tale

A travel blog entry by stevejames

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