- This the End - Last day in the land of Akiko's peopleThe next day we returned to Shibuya in search of a Salt & Tobacco Museum. This was one of those odd sounding places that Akiko had stumbled upon while perusing her time out book. It sounded like such a disparate Posted by mrakymrak78 in Mark & Akiko's Eurasian adventure | Feb 16, 2013
- Escape from Disney Corporation & other assorted adventuresOdaiba
Akiko’s brother and his girlfriend had sold both of us on the idea of going to Odaiba; a redeveloped harbour area featuring a wide array of shops and entertainment options. They had made the area seem in my mind like Posted by mrakymrak78 in Mark & Akiko's Eurasian adventure | Feb 13, 2013
- Tastes of TokyoWe woke up around 4am in order to get to Hong Kong’s airport and catch our flight to Tokyo at 7:15am. Akiko was feeling particularly bad and told me afterwards that for the entire trip to Japan she felt on Posted by mrakymrak78 in Mark & Akiko's Eurasian adventure | Feb 11, 2013
- Brief time in TokyoAs a result we are up late, and grab the base Suica cards. First we are out to Shinjuku to see the sights from the Tokyo from the Metropolitan Government Building. This is a free sightseeing spot and on Posted by lostagain in A big trip | Feb 16, 2013
- Last days in Myoko Kogen (this year)After a later breakfast we are getting a lift from the Refle team to Seki Onsen. Now we could see Seki Onsen from Akakura Onsen the other day and it was just over there. But to drive there Posted by lostagain in A big trip | Feb 16, 2013
- Myoko Kogen,2013 part 2In the morning, filled on breakfast (western today) we head out onto 20cms of fresh powder. As usual, the pistes are groomed, but there are plenty of areas of powder available. I can even entice G onto the ungroomed Posted by lostagain in A big trip | Feb 16, 2013
- Back to Myoko Kogen, 2013, part oneWell we are off to a good start on this trip – we get out of the car at the airport and G’s backpack is nowhere to be found. So we check in whilst L does a 50 minute round Posted by lostagain in A big trip | Feb 16, 2013
- SeijinshikiNo, I did not just bang the keyboard in the heading to make the title say "Seijinshiki." [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coming_of_Age_Day|Seijinshiki]] is an actual Japanese word, pronounced say-jin-she-ki, which is the name of the Coming of Age ce Posted by DanPan in Dan Pan - The Travel Man! | Feb 11, 2013
- Now sushi me, now you don't I am aboard the MV Explorer right now on my way to Hong Kong. I apologize for the late blog, but I have been very busy with classes and traveling the world! This post is all about my time in Posted by MVVincent in Semester at Sea | Feb 9, 2013
- So Many Districts So Little TimeAfter a decent three hours of sleep, the whole gang dragged our butts out of bed and headed to explore Tokyo. This city is divided into very large and very distinct districts, each with their own atmosphere and purpose. We Posted by ashleyhaber in adventures afloat. | Feb 3, 2013
- A Quiet Apprecation As my friends and I sat down to begin our blog posts of our experiences in Japan, we all felt utterly overwhelmed. How can we possibly put the last 5 days, 6 cities, hundreds of pictures and endless memories into Posted by ashleyhaber in adventures afloat. | Feb 3, 2013
- In Nozawa OnsenBreakfast is traditional fare on the floor of the dining room, lots of yummy fresh stuff, some things that G likes better than others. We have the cast Posted by lostagain in A big trip | Jan 13, 2013
- Myoko Kogen part twoOnce we are awake we do see something new for us – clear blue sky! This is the first time since day one of the trip. By the time we have had breakfast and are on the bus, life is Posted by lostagain in A big trip | Jan 13, 2013
- Skiing in Myoko KogenBoring stuff - time to pack. In the morning it is goodbye Blue Wave Inn, you have served us well. We head out to the station and make sure L is on her train to Haneda, the we head Posted by lostagain in A big trip | Jan 13, 2013
- SNEAKY RELIGIONS: THEY LURE YOU IN BY BEING NICE AND STUFF!I don't know if I've ever been as tempted to impulse-join a religion as I was the week or so we studied Tenrikyō. And in answer to your question, no. It was only PARTIALLY because their food is the best.
Every Posted by Niadra in I Can Haz Enlightenment? | Jan 12, 2013
- Happy New Year![center]あけましておめでとう！![/center]
[center]New Years is probably my favorite holiday because it is the only time I am expected to hang out with friends all night long.
[center] Posted by DanPan in Dan Pan - The Travel Man! | Jan 9, 2013
- Mind Over Matters Part I of III Every year our host mother Eikosan throws a New Years Party and invites several of her family members for dinner. This year she invited approximately 30 people and mentioned that she'd like us to attend. This was Posted by Sr.curtissan in Japan | Jan 7, 2013
- STANDING UNDER WATERFALLS: FINALLY I DO A JAPAN STEREOTYPE.WELL, I'm sure everyone is utterly shocked at this, but let me tell you a secret.
I procrastinated again.
Yes, I dropped the ball during my last month and a half in Japan. In my defense, we were all VERY, VERY Posted by Niadra in I Can Haz Enlightenment? | Jan 6, 2013
- Slightly Off KilterGreetings and Happy Holidays to everyone!
You are all in my thoughts and I wish you a happy holiday with friends and family.
Although i've settled in to Japan quite well, some things still seem impossible to wrap my head around Posted by Sr.curtissan in Japan | Dec 30, 2012
- Chewing the Fat Ana and I met a couple of our neighbors for dinner at a restaurant near our apartment called Toriki. Toriki’s specialty is mainly meats served on stick, i.e. chicken and meatballs etc. When we arrived, a young Posted by Sr.curtissan in Japan | Dec 26, 2012
- Land of the Rising SunWe arrived Haneda airport around 10.30pm on Friday. Lucky for us, my aunt was there to pick us up. Otherwise we would need to rush down to take the monorail before it ends its operation for the day. Aunt and Posted by puileng in My Adventures ... travel is my life ... | Dec 24, 2012
- ChristmasA knock came at the door around eight in the evening, just as we were finishing eating dinner.
I yelled out, "IRANAI～～～", meaning "we don't need it", pretending that it was some late-working door-to-door salesman.
My host mom laughed Posted by DanPan in Dan Pan - The Travel Man! | Dec 24, 2012
- Day before departureI finally can get my mind back on the trip after two weeks of awaiting the arrival of Friday the 21st when I was scheduled for my thesis defense. I knew the material I wanted to discuss but had never Posted by Chapincita in Christmas 2012 | Dec 24, 2012
- Snowboarding day 4Very tired from snowboarding every day SO i will sum things up in bullet form:
Endless powdery mountain runs
doesn't hurt very much to fall off because its a soft landing.
Many bruises though from big tumbles though
So much fun!!! Posted by StephJeremy in White Christmas.....hot new year!! | Dec 22, 2012
- Panic ButtonGreetings from Japan!
Yesterday might have been the first day I felt a little stir crazy in this apartment.
I rolled out of bed around 9:00am...this took effort. After a little breakfast, skyping with my sister and a few cups of Posted by Sr.curtissan in Japan | Dec 19, 2012