Travel Blogs from Tokyo, Japan

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Home again in Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

Home again in Tokyo

A travel blog entry by jp2005

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May 12 and back in Narita we were met by an employee from Crown Parking with our car freshly washed (told you that service from Crown is good!). Since we arrived in the morning the drive in to the city was just a couple of minutes over an hour to our ...

My Banking Saga - Tokyo Trials & Tribulations, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

My Banking Saga - Tokyo Trials & Tribulations

A travel blog entry by corisan

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... to explain that they couldn't help me. I was upset, seeing as how my check says clearly on it "To: Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi LTD, Tokyo, Japan" and to charge the Toronto account of the TD bank at the Tokyo office. It seems that none of the banks in this ...

Getting Ready, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

Getting Ready

A travel blog entry by jp2005

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Getting ready for this trip started in the usual way my wife and I have developed between us for our Europe trips. We mutually decide on the destinations and she starts doing the research on the Internet and by buying a slew of books in Japanese at the ...

Fish Market, Theater, Tokyo Tower, and Jap Dinner, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

Fish Market, Theater, Tokyo Tower, and Jap Dinner

A travel blog entry by romero

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5-11-2007 Fish Market, Theater, Tokyo Tower and Traditional Japanese Dinner   Ok, so we woke up a little late and decided that Mount Fuji was out of the question if we couldn't climb it. We thought about heading to Kyoto by bullet train till we ...

Tokyo Cont'd, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

Tokyo Cont'd

A travel blog entry by muratcan

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... to control everything that one cannot, and that one can use the services of this force by praying. Buddhism was introduced to Japan in the 6th Century, while Christianity came to the islands in the 16th. How similar all religions are... Although ...

Sawara, Japan, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

Sawara, Japan

A travel blog entry by jp2005

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Sawara is an historic city located on the Ono River in Chiba Prefecture. From the center of Tokyo it's about 99 kilometers and on a clear traffic day, which is what we lucked out with on the Sunday we drove out there in May, you can make it to Sawara in ...

off we go, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

off we go

A travel blog entry by jp2005

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It's Tuesday in Japan - suitcases are packed - and we're soon off to Narito to catch the ANA flight to Paris. Stay tuned.....and we've arrived at Narita - only about an hour drive - and our friendly Crown Parking staff was there to meet us & take our ...

Plane to Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

Plane to Tokyo

A travel blog entry by muratcan

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Despite what my Turkish service provider had said, my phone does not work in Japan, at ...

I don't speak f@%king Japanese!!, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

I don't speak f@%king Japanese!!

A travel blog entry by fiandrob

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... but as we didn't want food it was no real problem. We met the first and for all we know only English speaking person in Japan. We started chatting and as we were talking we noticed that as other people came in they were being served food!! It seemed that ...

Konnichiwa Tokyo!, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

Konnichiwa Tokyo!

A travel blog entry by zoebuck

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... on some rails so I could see the whole city. I will be flying from Beijing capital airport, T2 on China Eastern Airlines to Tokyo Narita Airport on an Airbus Industrie 330 Jet. Very surprisingly the flight time is 5 and a half hours! It looks so close on ...

Rotary and Ninja Dinner, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

Rotary and Ninja Dinner

A travel blog entry by romero

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... because A: it was at the Hyatt so we figured the food must be good and B: it is pretty much the major business area in Tokyo. Getting there was pretty easy until we actually got to Central Hyatt Tokyo. It is a huge complex right next to all the government ...

Exploring Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

Exploring Tokyo

A travel blog entry by romero

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... ; This morning, we woke up ready to explore the city. First stop was Ueno, which appears to be a cultural mecca for Tokyo. Ueno Park reminded me of the Washington D.C. Mall - there were several cultural museums, art museums, science and history museums ...

Driving from Victoria, BC to San Francisco, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

Driving from Victoria, BC to San Francisco

A travel blog entry by jp2005

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... no matter what they serve you are certainly going to enjoy it!   Victoria is a charming city, but somewhat sleepy by Tokyo standards. The shops & restaurants seem to close up quite early and unless you go off onto some of the side streets - ...

Still in Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

Still in Tokyo

A travel blog entry by muratcan

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... , which was very quiet at this hour, to the metro station. I took the subway to Ginza. LP (Lonely Planet) describes Ginza as "Tokyo's answer to New York's 5th Avenue". I don't agree. It didn't give me that feel at all. The buildings are much shorter and ...

Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

Tokyo

A travel blog entry by muratcan

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... airport of departure. On the other hand, had no difficulty cashing traveler's checks. They wouldn't exchange my Lebanese Pounds in Tokyo either. It seems like there is neither demand nor trust for this currency. After turning my cell on and off a ...

final day in tokyo, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

final day in tokyo

A travel blog entry by muratcan

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... me a good overview of Japanese history and art. i have always been surprised by the unique manga and anime culture in japan. well, i shouldn`t be. these simply are plays on early Japanese paintings, which are quite comic-strip-like. therefore, i ...

Hiking, driving, eating our way through Italy, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

Hiking, driving, eating our way through Italy

A travel blog entry by jp2005

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... Leaving Rome we decided to skip the train to the airport & have the hotel get a car for us. For 50 Euros - it's worth it (see how free I am with my advice!).  Now, back in Japan & dreaming / planning the next trip.  Till then, Ciao! ...

Walking for the 7 Lucky Gods, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

Walking for the 7 Lucky Gods

A travel blog entry by jp2005

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... rice bales and carries a mallet that he uses to scatter money around. Both gods are very cheerful and extremely popular in Japan. Now we have our 7 gods and we even have the boat, their treasure craft, that they sail into the harbor every ...

Kichijoji, Inokashira Park, and Asakusa, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

Kichijoji, Inokashira Park, and Asakusa

A travel blog entry by jp2005

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... productions of Studio Ghibli. Leaving the park it's a short stroll over to the eclectic town of Kichijouji. Kichijouji is outside Tokyo's 23 wards, but is still well located and easy to get to from almost anywhere in Tokoy. Its an interesting ...

The Day we watched some more views, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

The Day we watched some more views

A travel blog entry by mitsukishiroi

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... -- a smaller station directly in the Yamanote line's path. It's particularly well known because two of the most prestigious universities in Japan (Keio and Waseda) are close to the station. As such, a lot of ramen bars can be found along the Meiji dori, ...

Where the toilets talk!, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

Where the toilets talk!

A travel blog entry by ollieandlaura

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... that was catching a Frisbee and playing football with its owner. It had talent! Justin Lee Colins did a series on Channel 5 about Japan and Tokyo before we left home. He portrayed it as a mad city but with socially inept people. From what we've ...

Back to Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

Back to Tokyo

A travel blog entry by jcbeep

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Niks bijzonders, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

Niks bijzonders

A travel blog entry by jorrr

Tjah, we hadden het al een beetje gezien op het weerbericht, maar als we wakker worden is het toch echt waar. Nog steeds donkere wolken en dus geen goede dag voor Kamakura, waar lange wandeltochten op het programma staan. We stellen het nog een dagje ...

Last Day in Tokyo  :-(, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

Last Day in Tokyo :-(

A travel blog entry by virtualshan

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Well, spent my last day seeing as much of the city as possible - Tsujiki...Roppongi...various other areas I'm too jetlagged to spell properly.... More detailed entry to ...

Een druk dagje, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

Een druk dagje

A travel blog entry by jorrr

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... De Denker in het midden bovenaan. De rest is nog even zoeken, maar misschien vind iemand er meer!? Daarna ging onze reis naar Tokyo station, wat vlakbij Ueno ligt. Ons doel daar is het Imperial Palace. (Tussen  haakjes; mij is verteld dat 1 hectare ...

It's kind of different here!, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

It's kind of different here!

A travel blog entry by fxdacat

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Somewhere after the International Date Line, it's already day two of my Japan adventure.  I arrived in Narita Airport at approximately 4:15pm Tokyo time (that's 2:15am EST).  I was a little nervous coming out of the arrival gate.  My ...

Crazy Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

Crazy Tokyo

A travel blog entry by sabinekim

I am now in Tokyo, well, at bit outside of busy downtown which is really good. After hard work at Nikko Park lodge I need to relaxe and feel that I am on holliday, I kind of forgot being around other travellers - being the receptionist again !! I think ...

Flight Status, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

Flight Status

A travel blog entry by fhsjapan2010

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... for our flight status. We're on flight 8 and once we leave about 2:30 AM your time, short of storms in Newark, whatever they post should be accurate (you can even watch our flight on the world map). Our flight to O'Hare is 1187. Good bye from Tokyo ...

Lay over in Tokyo on the way home to Penang, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

Lay over in Tokyo on the way home to Penang

A travel blog entry by alexapril604

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... would setup our flights to and from with long lay overs in countries we had not seen before. This trip is was Germany on the way and Tokyo, Japan on the way back. We had little time in Japan, but it was so nice to see this country and all that you hear ...

Back in Tokyo - Sumo, plastic food & fish markets, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

Back in Tokyo - Sumo, plastic food & fish markets

A travel blog entry by sophiatravels

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... I really wish you could get live prawns in Australia; they taste so much better. Other highlights of our last days in Tokyo included the beautiful imperial gardens, a shrine (the Yasukuni shrine) that was dangerously supportive of some of the most dubious ...

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