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Little Island of Shikoku, Shikoku, Japan travel blog

Little Island of Shikoku

A travel blog entry by itsem

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My parents had been everywhere else in Japan so one of the places we headed to on their visit was Shikoku, the smallest and far-est backwards in time of the four main islands. After spending lots of time in Osaka, it was nice to see trees again, that you ...

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 ...

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 ...

Another look, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

Another look

A travel blog entry by itsem

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When Dave came over we went up again, its on the way to Fuji and we had the sights to see sussed out for him so we went back to a lot of the same places. Tracey and I decided to save a bit of cash and budget it up on the night bus, arriving in Tokyo ...

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 ...

Good for what ails you., Asakusa, Japan travel blog

Good for what ails you.

A travel blog entry by itsem

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Asakusa is just outside of Tokyo (I think its even a suburb) and is on the river so we caught a boat down and had a look at Tokyo from the river. Asakusa is crowded, everyone comes to see Sensoji temple. We walked down through some markets, which ...

USJ, Universal Studios Japan, Osaka, Japan travel blog

USJ

A travel blog entry by itsem

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I ended up going to the overpriced, but fun, USJ three times - first Tracey and I went as its a "must do" and then I had to take guests too cause its "must ...

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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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 ...

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 ...

Castle, Himeji, Japan travel blog

Castle

A travel blog entry by itsem

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Quite a stunning castle and rather well preserved meant several trips to Himeji-jo (castle).. Tracey, Jo and I made the trek out (ok so its only a couple of hours out of Osaka) sometime in Winter and so saw the Castle in the snow.. much excited jumping ...

Hajimimashte!, Osaka, Japan travel blog

Hajimimashte!

A travel blog entry by itsem

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For 18 months Tracey and I taught English in Japan. I taught those little kiddies how to say shut-up better than any other teacher they have ever had, noisy little rascals. Working for a small English School as a random teacher meant that I went to ...

Mega Star, Osaka, Japan travel blog

Mega Star

A travel blog entry by itsem

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... ) but she stopped saying that during my bottoms starring moment.. must stop eating snickers bars! I had thought that the old men of Japan were just staring at me cause I was foreign and/or wearing flesh revealing clothing (oh my god you can see my ...

New apartment, Bentencho (Osaka), Japan travel blog

New apartment

A travel blog entry by itsem

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With temperatures soaring to 27 degrees already (summer has just begun), we are in for a hot summer, giving us a whole new topic to discuss in Japanese "its hot". This will no doubt show our Japanese friends how well rounded our Japanese really is, after ...

Which bath shall I take among plenty of SPA, Beppu, Japan travel blog

Which bath shall I take among plenty of SPA

A travel blog entry by itsem

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A visit from Anita meant that a trip somewhere in Japan was in order - so I hit on Beppu, famed for its hot springs and hot sand bath. Unfortunately (or more likely fortunately) the sand baths were shut by the time we worked up courage to go there, so we ...

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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Life discovered in Japan, Sapporo, Japan travel blog

Life discovered in Japan

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Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan travel blog

Kyoto

A travel blog entry by dacraic

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... Imperial Palace, worth a scoot around on the bikes. We then found a dodgy cheap place for quick bite. Met one of the locals and on our 9th Day in Japan we learnt how to use chopsticks properly! Fed and watered, we returned the bikes to didgeridoo ...

Did the earth move for you too?, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

Did the earth move for you too?

A travel blog entry by stevejames

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Imperial Palace and Park, Tokyo, Japan travel blog

Imperial Palace and Park

A travel blog entry by dane

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... the shot. We thanked him anyway and I took a few photos just to appease him. But as I did this (only in Japan would this happen), the stranger approached the van and started speaking to the driver who was probably taking a nice afternoon nap. He ...

Cripple Creek Ferry, Matsuyama, Japan travel blog

Cripple Creek Ferry

A travel blog entry by stevejames

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

Expoland - Fun park mania

A travel blog entry by itsem

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Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan travel blog

Kyoto

A travel blog entry by tavini

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... that we still like Japan very much, though the initial feeling of excitement is subsiding and we are noticing the problems of Japan, along with all the wonderful things it has to offer. Altogether, Japan would be a much better place if it had half ...

There's your bombshell..., Hiroshima, Japan travel blog

There's your bombshell...

A travel blog entry by kiemce

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... out things that are "not like Tokyo". My favourite foible is the insistence for standing on the right-hand side of escalators. In Japan, escalators always have one side for people to stand on, and the other side is the express lane where you must keep ...

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 ...

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