Travel Blogs from Japan

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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 ...

Torri gates and Sayonara Japan..., Kyoto, Japan travel blog

Torri gates and Sayonara Japan...

A travel blog entry by keithandkim

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... zones closer to Alberta, even if we are still hundreds of miles away to the south. We leave Japan with heavy hearts but are excited for the last leg of the trip in South America. Until then, Sayonara Japan, and hola Argentina!!!!   Much Love  ...

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 ...

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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The Imperial Palace repelled our advances yesterday by being closed, so we try again today, getting there by subway to rest our bruised tailbones.  It is fairly nice in spots but not quite as spectacular as I'd hoped.  In fact, you can't ...

Having a blast in Hiroshima, Hiroshima, Japan travel blog

Having a blast in Hiroshima

A travel blog entry by jambo

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... many others became sick because of the radiation.  She also goes on to talk about the post-war American occupation of Japan and how the culture became very westernised as a result.  Japanese society was very different before and after the war ...

Hiking in Daisetsuzan National Park, Daisetsuzan National Park, Japan travel blog

Hiking in Daisetsuzan National Park

A travel blog entry by nickiemoore

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... on most corners. The radio was played through street-side speakers, which we found quite intrusive, but seems the norm in Japan, and the pedestrian crossings beeped and twittered away, each crossing with its distinctive noise. With only four months a year ...

Tokyo By Day, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

Tokyo By Day

A travel blog entry by dane

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We had big plans for the day so we woke up at 4:30. A.M. In the morning. 4:30 is an obscene hour to get up to pee, much less get ready for the day. But we wanted to visit the Tsukiji fish Market and all the good stuff happens between 5 and 9. So we ...

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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... with an American lad, and Bungo, a Japanese guy who worked at K's House and who became a good friend by the time I left Japan. It was decided that whoever lost had to drink a disgusting shot of something or other, and poor Bungo was close to being sick ...

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

Nigel and Wacker...

A travel blog entry by rich

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... such traumas, it's with great delight to report that the proceeding two months went absolutely swimmingly... On my first trip to Japan, I'd tried (and failed) to see the elusive Fuji-san on numerous occasions, each time being greeted by a wall of ...

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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Kyoto Pin, Kyoto, Japan travel blog

Kyoto 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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... http://www.redcross.org.uk/Donate-Now/Make-a-single-donation/Japan-Tsunami-Appeal ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- It was a smooth twelve-hour ferry ...

Otaru - The Music Box Paradise, Otaru, Japan travel blog

Otaru - The Music Box Paradise

A travel blog entry by cristinaw

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(back to Sapporo, The Snow Festival Entry) OTARU (second day of the trip) Around 9 pm, we caught a rapid train to Otaru. The travel time between Sapporo and Otaru it takes about 30 minutes (620.00 per person; for a single trip). Otaru is a port ...

Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

Tokyo

A travel blog entry by dacraic

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... attraction in the area was the Temple, Senso-ji, in the same area is a five-storey pogoda, the second tallest in Japan.  Here is a brief low down of the other neigbourhoods:   Shibuya - famous for the pedestrian crossing where every few ...

Okonomiyaki..., Hiroshima, Japan travel blog

Okonomiyaki...

A travel blog entry by rich

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... my camera on this occasion, and took many photos as we walked through Itsukushima-jinja and saw the famous 'floating' torii - one of Japan's three best views. There were many deer mooching around as usual, but I didn't see anyone selling food to give ...

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 ...

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