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  • Travel Day: Tokyo to HakoneKaela started the day off by waking up at 9:15 to finish off any last minute packing before we started our journey to Hakone. I, on the other hand, started the day off by waking up at 3:30 am in Posted by JK_Adventures in Justin and Kaela's Adventure | May 25, 2014
  • GinzaToday we visited the Ginza area. We started off by exploring the Sony Building, which has the newest Sony products. It was a very interesting store,it had over nine stories yet each story was split into sub-divisions. The Posted by JK_Adventures in Justin and Kaela's Adventure | May 24, 2014
  • Hokkaido! Two centuries and new encounters!===May, 20th 2014=== Sendai City - Ichinoseki Driven km: 90.83 km Time: 4:15 h Average speed: 21.36 km/h Max. speed: 44.46 km/h Well...in my last blog entry I said that nothing happened, that was around 6 p.m. Shortly after I uploaded t Posted by Kitaine in Crossing Japan | May 24, 2014
  • Fushimi InariSome of you may remember that our 2012 trip to Japan was marred by my getting tendonitis in both legs midway through. As a result, we never made it to Fushimi Inari, which was supposed to be one of the Posted by pokano in Jizo Diary, Paato 2 | May 23, 2014
  • Tokyo: Day 2We started off our day with another adventure on the train (it only took us 5 minutes to get our tickets this time!). We visited Ueno today where we saw the large and beautiful Ueno Park. There were tons Posted by JK_Adventures in Justin and Kaela's Adventure | May 23, 2014
  • Kon'nichiwaWe survived our first day in Tokyo! We had a driver pick us up from the airport last night since we got into Tokyo so late...we were both very happy that he picked us up because there was no way Posted by JK_Adventures in Justin and Kaela's Adventure | May 22, 2014
  • Animals (NOT the zoo)In the last few days, we've been seeing a lot of animals not in the zoo, so we thought we'd share them with you. It's the best month for birding all over the northern hemisphere, at least in temperate climates, Posted by pokano in Jizo Diary, Paato 2 | May 21, 2014
  • Couchsurfing through Japan ===May, 17th 2014=== Utsunomiya - Shirakawa Driven km: 90.12 km Time: 4:50 h Average speed: 18.60 km/h Max. speed: 44.11 km/h The weather was pretty sweet, except for the extreme winds that were making Posted by Kitaine in Crossing Japan | May 19, 2014
  • Living snakes and dying bikes===May, 16th 2014=== Kasukabe - Utsunomiya Driven km: 80.03 km Time: 3:59 h Average speed 20.08 km/h Max. speed 37.85 km/h After the pagoda I had planned to stay at was blockd by another traveller I chose to sleep on a bench in the pa Posted by Kitaine in Crossing Japan | May 15, 2014
  • Nanzen-JiWe don't always go to all the big tourist spots. But since Nanzen-ji is so close to where we live, we decided to walk there today. It was worth it. Nanzen-ji was originally the retirement villa for an emperor. When he Posted by pokano in Jizo Diary, Paato 2 | May 16, 2014
  • Aoi MatsuriYesterday we watched the parade for the Aoi Matsuri. It starts near the Imperial Palace and winds its way up to another temple. People who want reserved seats can pay for the privilege, but like most other parade watchers, we Posted by pokano in Jizo Diary, Paato 2 | May 14, 2014
  • Meeting old Kansai Gaidai friends / Tokyo City===May, 13th 2014=== Gotemba - Machida Driven km: 71.36 km Time: 3:26 h Average speed 20.06 km/h Max. speed 52.92 km/h The night in Gotemba was rainy, very very rainy. Too rainy to set up camp anywhere, especially since I didn't know Posted by Kitaine in Crossing Japan | May 15, 2014
  • Fuji-saaaan!==May, 11th 2014== Kakegawa – Shizuoka City Driven km: 51.86 km Duration: 2:50 hours Average speed: 18.20 km/h Max. speed: 45.0 km/h I had stayed the night at the Kakegawa Castle park – found me a nice big pagoda and a bunch of stray Posted by Kitaine in Crossing Japan | May 11, 2014
  • Lazy DaysToday was a lazy day as we continue to recover from jet lag and our own preexisting physical and mental exhaustion. Spent the morning strolling around one of the larger temples in our neighborhood, the Shorenin temple, built in Posted by pokano in Jizo Diary, Paato 2 | May 11, 2014
  • "It's over" - accident IV===May, 9th - === Nagoya - Toyohashi Driven km: 78.7 km Time: 3:58 h Average speed 19.80 km/h Max. speed 41.11 km/h I left Nagoya after a night full of rain. I was biking on the sidewalk's bikelane and just about to cross a street, as Posted by Kitaine in Crossing Japan | May 10, 2014
  • Ohayo gozaimasu, Shinseki to Tomodachi!It's 1:38 pm, Thursday afternoon, back home , but 5:38 am Friday morning, here in sunny Kyoto. This is Pam, awake with jet lag. We arrived yesterday afternoon, after overnighting in a hotel in Narita. Our only mistake so Posted by pokano in Jizo Diary, Paato 2 | May 9, 2014
  • Kyoto - Lake Biwa - NagoyaSince the last blog entry ended with me having been dropped of back in Nara, I'll start there. Da der letzte Blog Eintrag mit meinem Drop-off in Nara endete, fange ich dort an ===May, 6th 2014=== Nara - Kyoto Driven km: 53.01 km Time: Posted by Kitaine in Crossing Japan | May 8, 2014
  • Reunion in Nara==Reunion in Nara== Osaka - Nara Driven km: 55.58 km Time: 2:48 h Average speed 19.80 km/h Max. speed 38.43 km ===May 3rd . 2014=== So I woke up in Nara, in a park nearby the Todaiji Temple... [i] I wachte auf in Nara - in einem Park nahe Posted by Kitaine in Crossing Japan | May 7, 2014
  • Couchsurf-Party in Osaka==Couchsurf-Party in Osaka== ===Another century on the road=== ===May 1st - Wakayama - Osaka== Driven km: 101.58 km Time: 5:36 h Average speed 18.13 km/h Max. speed 45.57 km I woke up in Wakayama around 10 a.m. I had slept in a park infested Posted by Kitaine in Crossing Japan | May 2, 2014
  • Back on the road==Back on the Road again== ===April 30th=== Driven km: 63.35 km Time: 3:07 hours Average speed 20.30 km/h Max. speed 41.57 km After resting for a while in Shikoku, I am finally back on the road. I'm glad the bad weather has passed and Posted by Kitaine in Crossing Japan | Apr 30, 2014
  • Bad weather postponing my tripSo I wanted to leave for Tokushima Harbor last Friday, but the weather forecast predicted a typhoon hitting the area east of Shikoku and Kansai with strong winds and up to 30mm of rain yesterday and today (Monday and Tuesday)!!! Posted by Kitaine in Crossing Japan | Apr 28, 2014
  • Tokyo LayoverLeg one is complete. I'm currently sitting in the Narita airport in Tokyo waiting to board my flight to Singapore. The flight was long but overall not to bad. The worst part was looking over to someone else's screen and Posted by tylerwein in Backpacks Are For Travel, Not School | Apr 22, 2014
  • Socializing, Symphonies and ShrinesSo this blog will be bilingual - English and German - for my relatives and as practice for my good friend from Kansai Gaidai - Anna *SOCKKK!!* :) ==April, 18th - Socializing I== Last Friday Holly, Kelsey and I went to Takamatsu Posted by Kitaine in Crossing Japan | Apr 21, 2014
  • Week 2: Japans buzzing metropolisAfter a really early morning in Christchurch, we met Mikes at Auckland airport and jumped on a plane to Tokyo. Finding the hotel (and I use that term very loosely) proved to be pretty tricky, but we managed to get Posted by Andrew and Lisa in Andrew & Lisa's european adventure | Apr 21, 2014
  • JaponLe Japon était vraiment impressionnant, un vrai choc culturel. Je m'imaginais le Japon à la manière des mangas, mais en fait, tout est encore plus ... que les mangas. Les gens ont un respect d'eux-même et des autres qui est incroyable Posted by globetrotter14 in Autour de l'Inde et l'Asie 2014 | Apr 7, 2014
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