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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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

More Deer, Nara, Japan travel blog

More Deer

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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... to try our first ryokan in the town of Nara. Ryokans are accommodation facilities which are imbued with the traditional culture of Japan- living in a room with Tatami (straw mat) flooring, changing into a typical Yukata (robe) after taking an Onsen ...

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 ...

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 ...

Temples Everywhere, Kyoto, Japan travel blog

Temples Everywhere

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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... a complete tour of the house by a girl who spoke zero English (I don't know why, but I'm really loving this quirk of Japan- in hotels, restaurants, museums, etc, whoever you are dealing with with usually carry on a rapid-fire, complete dialogue with you, ...

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 ...

Osaka Pin, Osaka, Japan travel blog

Osaka Pin

A travel blog entry by elsewhere

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Osaka ...

Himeji Pin, Himeji, Japan travel blog

Himeji Pin

A travel blog entry by elsewhere

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Himeji ...

Chapter 34: Hisashiburi, Hirosaki of course, Japan travel blog

Chapter 34: Hisashiburi

A travel blog entry by becky_boo

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... finding new and exciting ways to cook chicken, because chicken is currently ridiculously cheap. Actually on that note, since coming to Japan, I have become much better at cooking. Gone are the days.......okay rare are the days of burnt toast and soggy ...

Bullet Time, Hiroshima, Japan travel blog

Bullet Time

A travel blog entry by alasdairm

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... of e-mail addresses and offers of places to stay further down the line (thanks guys), I set off to start making use of my Japan Rail Pass. The waiting line to turn the exchange order in to get my pass was long with people taking a ticket and waiting till ...

Hiroshima, Hiroshima, Japan travel blog

Hiroshima

A travel blog entry by alasdairm

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... bank cards to pay for the room though and despite the number of ATMs in the country only a handful accept cards issued outside of Japan despite what cards they say are accepted. The Peace Park was awash with people and day trippers so I was glad I had ...

Days out in Kofu and Fujiyoshida, Kofu, Japan travel blog

Days out in Kofu and Fujiyoshida

A travel blog entry by nickiemoore

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Greetings from Kofu! We spent a few days in the city of Kofu getting psyched for our short foray into the Minami Alps (see separate entry) -  stocking up on gas, trekking food etc once we'd tracked down the only, but ...

Cat prostitutes, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

Cat prostitutes

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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... ? Going to a place where you can touch cats. Sounds like fun, particularly if you are a women alone, and of a certain age. Not anymore, as these cafes in Tokyo prove: ...

Tokyo travels, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

Tokyo travels

A travel blog entry by amy_michael

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... we manage to eat it with chopsticks, even the rice, so are very smug and pleased with ourselves, despite, I'm sure, a 3 year old from Japan probably being able to clear their bowl better than us. We then called into the Sony Tower to test out some of the ...

Nikko: Buddhism & Bangs!, Nikkō, Japan travel blog

Nikko: Buddhism & Bangs!

A travel blog entry by amy_michael

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... , get in!). We were up early for breakfast and headed out to beat the crowds. Despite Nikko being virtually unknown outside of Japan it is a big tourist destination for the Japanese, especially on a Saturday on a bank holiday weekend (more on that later). ...

Sayonara, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

Sayonara

A travel blog entry by beats

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... Check in was straightforward. I handed in my gaijin card & the woman at Immigration stamped "Departed" over my Work & Re-Entry Visas. Japan saved me a fine leaving present. I sat by the right hand window & as we flew down the east coast of Japan, I ...

Aoi Matsuri Festival, Kyoto, Japan travel blog

Aoi Matsuri Festival

A travel blog entry by scott_and_amy

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... should have been the first, was on our handout and stated "The Aoi Matsuri is one of the most solemn and graceful festivals in Japan." Let me translate this for you. It was an hour parade of 510 people who never smiled (one girl smiled and we got her ...

Mpulungu to Chitipa, Kasama, Zambia travel blog

Mpulungu to Chitipa

A travel blog entry by dcm

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ZAMBIA Mpulungu to Chitipa Friday 19th We arrived, amazingly on time, at Zambia's only port, Mpulungu.  I was greeted by the editor of The Post 'the paper that digs deeper'.  We swapped contact details as he was very interested in my ...

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 ...

The World's Second Largest Aquarium is in Okinawa, Okinawa, Japan travel blog

The World's Second Largest Aquarium is in Okinawa

A travel blog entry by cristinaw

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... my favorite creatures in the tank. They are so huge and cute! Okinawa has a climate that is totally different from mainland Japan. It has a good temperature climate throughout the year and it is always humid. Winter in Okinawa is not cold. The four days ...

Wax on wax off, Nikko, Japan travel blog

Wax on wax off

A travel blog entry by alasdairm

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... decorated with a number of Christmas decorations including pictures of Santa and a large illuminated snowman in the hall, heck it is Japan after all. Anyway I set off towards to the temples but on arriving around 4pm they were just closing for the ...

Flight Attendant Judi, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

Flight Attendant Judi

A travel blog entry by bagman

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Yang Kai and I split up in the Guangzhou airport. As a Chinese national, his security requirements are different. I stand in line and answer questions like "Are you an American?" This from a Customs official who was looking at my United States ...

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 ...

Cherry Blossom Festival, Nagoya, Japan travel blog

Cherry Blossom Festival

A travel blog entry by jo-jo

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Howdy! We went to a park down the road from us yesterday to check out the cherry blossom festivities. Crazy stuff. People bring tarps and park themselves under the cherry blossoms for the night. Public drinking is totally acceptable during this time ...

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