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Samurai Homes, Kanazawa, Japan travel blog

Samurai Homes

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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... class samurais (members of a feudal powerful military class) once lived. Samurai were the military nobility of pre-industrial Japan- a rigid social caste system was established that placed the samurai at the top, followed by the farmers, artisans and ...

Oh deer its Nara!, Nara, Japan travel blog

Oh deer its Nara!

A travel blog entry by benleah

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... wooden structure in the world and has been reconstructed at 2/3 of the original size. It also houses the largest Buddha statue in Japan and is truly amazing to actually see and is very beautiful. We spent a bit of time looking inside the temple before ...

Expoland - Fun park mania, Suita City, Japan travel blog

Expoland - Fun park mania

A travel blog entry by itsem

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Osaka, Osaka, Japan travel blog

Osaka

A travel blog entry by dacraic

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Osaka is pretty much how you picture Japan. Trains going over your head, under your feet, big flashy buildings and side streets with lots of eateries. Went to the Umeda Sky Building when we arrived, to catch the sunset. The building consists of ...

Northern Road Trip 2, Kasama, Zambia travel blog

Northern Road Trip 2

A travel blog entry by darkstar

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The frontier towns of Northern Province are nothing to write home about, and at Mpulungu I was looking forward to a break from the trend. A town with a "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" name, Mpulungu is on the southern shore of Lake Tanganyka and is ...

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 ...

8ft  tall, with red beard dressed in a blue frock, Koyasan, Japan travel blog

8ft tall, with red beard dressed in a blue frock

A travel blog entry by itsem

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... and Dad took me up for a stay and I was really impressed with the (sorry to be such a tourist) way it seemed to be the Japan we all look for when coming to Japan. The place is full of temples (and shrines), some of which you can stay at yourself, as ...

Japan's Cradle, Kyoto (and Nara and Osaka), Japan travel blog

Japan's Cradle

A travel blog entry by kitch_in_japan

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... home to the most impressive sights of the trip, then Osaka was certainly the culinary high point. Despite the popular image of Japan as a largely homogenous society, the truth is that strong regional identities and cultures persist in the face of ...

Its a long way to the top, Mt Fuji, Japan travel blog

Its a long way to the top

A travel blog entry by itsem

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... all the walking I had been doing to train up??) or was something more sinister afoot - like the high altitude? Nonetheless (in Japan you must save face) I scrambled on and for once was relatively silent, only gasping out STOP! every now and then. The ...

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 ...

I love Japan!, Otaru, Japan travel blog

I love Japan!

A travel blog entry by stevejames

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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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... won't see again... -I've learned more about the current state of the American nation during my five hour lay over here in Japan than I ever did at home. CNN can be addicting. -Japan's got all these neat gadgets in the airport gift shops. This place ...

Ohayo Gozaimasu!, Okinawa, Nara, etc., Japan travel blog

Ohayo Gozaimasu!

A travel blog entry by jo-jo

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... to have visited Japan and not tried the sushi. How is that possible?! NARA A few weeks ago we headed to Nara (Japan's first capital city) with a bunch of friends to see Todaiji temple (home of the world's biggest Buddha). He is quite impressive. ...

Mr H, Geisha, Shogun and my favourite WAGS, Kyoto, Japan travel blog

Mr H, Geisha, Shogun and my favourite WAGS

A travel blog entry by hodge

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... a scenic walk down the philospher walk through bamboo forests, more temples and along a river..... I starting to really enjoy Japan, staying in the Gion district of Kyoto, ive seen many Geisha running around between appointments......shogun temples, ...

Birthday bamboo and more friendly deer, Osaka, Japan travel blog

Birthday bamboo and more friendly deer

A travel blog entry by keithandkim

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... the English book store for a south america guide book and a book for Kim also. The shops here are everywhere and like most of Japan, each office tower has several floors of stores and with most signs in Japanese, you really just have to walk and see what ...

Escape From Osaka, Osaka, Japan travel blog

Escape From Osaka

A travel blog entry by darkstar

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... be little obvious ethnic difference between Koreans and Japanese, though it's a serious offense to mistake one for the other. Japan has occupied Korea numerous times, the last for nearly fifty years ending in 1945. There is still animosity, particularly ...

Obon, Kyoto, Japan travel blog

Obon

A travel blog entry by itsem

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... and on and us dancing around in a circle to the set moves of the dance. One of the most beautiful moments I have had in Japan. Kyoto itself is only about an hour out of Osaka on an express train and so since it's a pretty traditional Japanese area ...

Tokyo Photo Special!, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

Tokyo Photo Special!

A travel blog entry by ad_n_caz

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Two weeks in Japan was just enough to scrape the surface of what must at times be the most stark staring bonkers place in the world. We couldn't really try and describe it, so we'll let the pictures do the talking... Another hectic (early) morning at ...

Osaka, Osaka, Japan travel blog

Osaka

A travel blog entry by tavini

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... of seeming threatening, seemed quiet, peaceful and sometimes very even friendly. We visited Osaka castle and got a taste of medieval Japan which was all the more enhanced by the unexpected surprise of a free guided tour by a retired volunteer, who was 70 ...

Climbing Mount Fuji, Kawaguchi, Japan travel blog

Climbing Mount Fuji

A travel blog entry by hils

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I arrived in Japan late on Tuesday night. I was a bit nervous because it's the first time I've travelled completely alone with absolutely nothing organised, but I needn't have worried because everyone is very friendly and everything is very well ...

Peace, Hiroshima, Japan travel blog

Peace

A travel blog entry by itsem

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Visit to Hiroshima with Mum and Dad. Each member of my (immediate) family except Pete has rung the peace bell so Dad made sure I did too! While in Hiroshima we also visited Mijiyama, one of Japans top three beautiful sights to see. A Tori floating ...

Prayground, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

Prayground

A travel blog entry by stevejames

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Super Hiro!, Kobe, Japan travel blog

Super Hiro!

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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I love cemeteries. And I don't find such a fascination morbid. First and foremost, I enjoy silence. And there are rarely screaming children and arguing couples wandering around. Secondly, they are often exceedingly beautiful. Mankind (the world over ...

Tsujuki Fish Market, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

Tsujuki Fish Market

A travel blog entry by dane

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One more shot. We woke up at 5:00 a.m. this time. We decided we didn't need to see the auction that starts the day. We just wanted to see the stalls of vendors selling to the dealers and the displays of every kind of seafood on the planet. We did the ...

Moving Experiences, Kawasaki, Japan travel blog

Moving Experiences

A travel blog entry by kitch_in_japan

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... you. But against all these odds I have managed to, er... move house. So, six months to the day after I arrived in Japan, I left Yokohama for nearby Kawasaki, a smaller city sandwiched between my former domicile and Tokyo. I now live in a significantly ...

Takless, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

Takless

A travel blog entry by stevejames

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Cultural Kanazawa... home of Ninjas and Samurai, Kanazawa, Japan travel blog

Cultural Kanazawa... home of Ninjas and Samurai

A travel blog entry by keithandkim

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... seats and car. As we entered the car we noticed someone in our seats… knowing that this does not really happen in Japan, as everyone is very organized and would never snag someone else’s paid for seats. We asked the ticket inspector and she ...

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