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Kyoto and a big hangover (CONTAINS VIDEO), Osaka, Japan travel blog

Kyoto and a big hangover (CONTAINS VIDEO)

A travel blog entry by jambo

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... of China, the Eiffel Tower and Machu Picchu, so Kyoto is in auspicious company.     Old Kyoto is the Japan from postcard and TV - traditional, serene, colourful and beautiful.  Some things and places in the world just seem so ...

Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

Tokyo

A travel blog entry by elsewhere

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... a deep slumber 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 ...

Konichiwa from Osaka, Japan., Osaka, Japan travel blog

Konichiwa from Osaka, Japan.

A travel blog entry by benleah

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... the opposing clichés the West associates with it: The people are quiet, reserved and ritualistic, there's an indecipherable craziness to Japan and the traditions go hand in hand with an enviable technical superiority. We arrived in Osaka at 7:30 am, ...

Chapter 33: Merry Christmas to All!, Hirosaki, Japan travel blog

Chapter 33: Merry Christmas to All!

A travel blog entry by becky_boo

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... traditional Christmas food and decorating trees and kissing under the mistletoe. I, sadly, would not be kissing under mistletoe even if Japan suddenly sprung a bushel out of the kitchen table. If we had one. ITS CHRISTMAS!!! I have to keep telling myself ...

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 ...

Is World Heritage Status a good or bad thing?, Fujinomiya, Japan travel blog

Is World Heritage Status a good or bad thing?

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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... - just one family-run inn with eight rooms. Places like Lijiang, China, and even the historic villages of Shirakawa, in Japan, suffered from the rapid development resulting from World Heritage status. Also, others were not sure that Iwami Silver Mine was, ...

Fukuoka, Fukuoka, Japan travel blog

Fukuoka

A travel blog entry by dacraic

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... . From digital toilets, musical pedestrian crossings, automatic doors on the taxis, vending machines everywhere (not filled with crap). In Japan, there's always a surprise around the corner! We flew from Beijing to Fukuoka in western Japan. From here we ...

Kanazawa, Kanazawa, Japan travel blog

Kanazawa

A travel blog entry by dacraic

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... ...with price tags to match. Anyway, the main point of interest in Kanazawa is the Kenrokuen Garden (top three Japanese Gardens, in Japan) and the Kanazawa Castle which dates back to 1546 when it was a religious school. It ...

Welcome to Hokkaido, Otaru, Japan travel blog

Welcome to Hokkaido

A travel blog entry by nickiemoore

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... we were able to appreciate how lovely the port town of Otaru was as we wandered streets lined with old stone buildings (rare in Japan) and the gas-lamp lined canal (even rarer), past beautifully restored warehouses, shops of glass-wear and smart looking ...

SUMO!, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

SUMO!

A travel blog entry by scott_and_amy

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... 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 traveling buying tickets became ...

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 ...

Mt. Fuji and the Ryokan, Yamanaka-Ko, Japan travel blog

Mt. Fuji and the Ryokan

A travel blog entry by scott_and_amy

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... only people staying there, we each got to take a bath by ourselves - and of course used our robes and slippers that every hotel in Japan has provided for us. We only caught one small glimpse of Mt. Fuji on the bus on the way out there. A very cute ...

A Rainy Day, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

A Rainy Day

A travel blog entry by dane

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Our second day out, the rain came. It never poured, but it was constant and cold. So we decided it would be a good day to hang out in the National Museum. We started the day by trying to wait out the weather at a quaint little coffee shop next door to ...

Kyoto - City without Accommodation, Kyoto, Japan travel blog

Kyoto - City without Accommodation

A travel blog entry by benleah

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... at the temple we'd been seeking. As with other temples we'd seen, this one had a very large, impressive entry gate - in ancient Japan they didn't do things by halves. We arrived at the temple too late to enter for any significant time, so we wandered the ...

Staring at Rocks, Kyoto, Japan travel blog

Staring at Rocks

A travel blog entry by alasdairm

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Renoji garden in Kyoto is a Zen temple best known for it's rock garden which contains 15 stones set in an area of raked gravel. The meaning of the garden is open to interpretation for the viewer to imagine what it represents with some saying the rocks ...

One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish!, Osaka, Japan travel blog

One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish!

A travel blog entry by alasdairm

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Having stayed here for a few nights now I figured it was about time I explored Osaka itself a little so on a recommendation from a couple of Canadians staying at the hotel I set off towards one of Osaka's main entertainment districts, Dotombori. ...

A long day, but Tokyo is ok., Chiba, Japan travel blog

A long day, but Tokyo is ok.

A travel blog entry by astrix7

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One of the good things about solo travel is that if you wake up at 3am, and can't sleep, even though your alarm is set for 4.30am you can still get up and get really for the airport without anyone giving you a hard time about it. That's what happened ...

Kyoto photo special, Kyoto, Japan travel blog

Kyoto photo special

A travel blog entry by ad_n_caz

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Kyoto is the ancient capital of Japan, and in striking contrast to Tokyo is a much more cultural sort of place. In many ways it's just plain beautiful. There are countless temples and gardens Kyoto is the home of ...

Konnichiha from Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan travel blog

Konnichiha from Kyoto

A travel blog entry by amy_michael

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... ) saw us heading back eastwards on the Shinkansen line. Before hitting Kyoto, we decided to spend a day in close by Nara, once Japan's capital. We stuffed both our bags in a SMALL locker in Kyoto station and set off. Nara is pretty small but contains a ...

Lovely Itarian lunch for $10?, Kaihin Makuhari , Japan travel blog

Lovely Itarian lunch for $10?

A travel blog entry by astrix7

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It's 4pm and I just woke up from a post-lunch lie down.   I needed to. Even my fatpants feel tight.   A bright sunny morning saw me pedaling over to check out a shopping centre on the other side of Kaihinmakuhari that only opened this ...

Thundering Todaiji, Nara, Japan travel blog

Thundering Todaiji

A travel blog entry by alasdairm

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With one day left on my pass I spent the day in Nara, Japan's first capital, even if it's fame was short lived to be replaced soon after by Kyoto. There is no Shinkansen line to Nara so it was back on the regular trains again which really did feel slow ...

Chapter Five: Kamakura and my trip to Shizuoka, Shizuoka, Japan travel blog

Chapter Five: Kamakura and my trip to Shizuoka

A travel blog entry by becky_boo

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First of all I have to mention that if you dont know what a Tanuki is, you should look it up because it will be of future use to you. Just kidding its probably not that good an idea... Right, now I am writing from my friends house in Shizuoka. And no, I ...

Memories of 12 Not so Angry People, Narita, Japan travel blog

Memories of 12 Not so Angry People

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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... flights needed to be cancelled and rebooked because we were forced to spend the first night on our way to Manila in Narita Japan. I was exhausted after a 13 hour night flight filled with the movies 'Let Me In", "The Town" and 'Iron ...

Visiting Temples and Sumo Wrestling, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

Visiting Temples and Sumo Wrestling

A travel blog entry by tbassplayer

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... . We entered through the main gate. In the parking lot were a number of large black Chevy Van’s with the Imperial of Japan flying from them. ‘That’s funny, I thought they stopped using that flag after WWII’, I said to myself. But ...

Bedding Down With The Monks, Mt Koya, Japan travel blog

Bedding Down With The Monks

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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... the monk Kukai (considered to be the original settler of Mt Koya) which is surrounded by an immense graveyard (the largest in Japan) that is spectacularly set in the midst of a medical forest. We were also able to do the temple trail through the ...

So far so good to Japan, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

So far so good to Japan

A travel blog entry by 2vagabonds

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We flew from Asheville to Atlanta and only had a 45minute layover and then we boarded a double decker jet and flew to Tokyo.  Shar actually managed to fit in 5 separate movies en route and then got a bit of sleep before we arrived.  I watched 2 ...

Osaka Pin, Osaka, Japan travel blog

Osaka Pin

A travel blog entry by elsewhere

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Himeji Pin, Himeji, Japan travel blog

Himeji Pin

A travel blog entry by elsewhere

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Himeji ...

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 ...

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