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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 ...

Kobe and Osaka, Kobe and Osaka, Japan travel blog

Kobe and Osaka

A travel blog entry by hils

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Today I was woken ridiculously early (6.30am) by a really loud announcement over the tannoy in japanese. I found out later she was saying "Get up, it's bath and breakfast time." She then proceeded to give an indepth weather report. So much for a long ...

Some more climbing, Miyajima Island, Japan travel blog

Some more climbing

A travel blog entry by hils

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Today I took the train from Hiroshima to Miyajimaguchi and from there I took the boat across to Miyajima Island. There was a large shrine, the Itsukushima Shrine, which was in the water. When the tide is in it looks like the shrine is floating on the ...

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 ...

The Epic NIseko Ski resort, Hirafu, Japan travel blog

The Epic NIseko Ski resort

A travel blog entry by keithandkim

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After a wonderful time exploring Tokyo, we are now on a plane heading to Sapporo as a gateway to Niseko Ski area. Surprisingly the flight up north was cheaper then any train we could book, which was a bit shocking but hey who doesn’t like a short ...

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 ...

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 ...

Hiroshima & the Beautiful island of Tiny Deer, Miyajima, Japan travel blog

Hiroshima & the Beautiful island of Tiny Deer

A travel blog entry by keithandkim

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... Cherry blossom viewing park Maruyama-koen. The park entrance was packed with people as this time of year is a crazy time in Japan. The cherry blossoms bring out a different side of the normally reserved Japanese. They are loud, happy and excited to be ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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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