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  • Weird tourist stuff in OsakaFeb. 23, 2020 I got a little tiny room in a crappy hotel near Spa World, just so I could go to Spa World. I went there in the morning to check it out. It was full of kids Posted by baixing in No Fixed Address | Apr 10, 2020
  • Maybe I stayed in Kyoto too long... Feb. 7, 2020 I got to Kyoto in the morning and took the subway to my hostel. It was really difficult to figure out how the transit cards worked there. I ended up getting one that Posted by baixing in No Fixed Address | Apr 8, 2020
  • Back to TokyoJan 30, 2020 There was a poster in my hotel that said I could get a cheap train ticket . I asked the sleepy man how to do that. He couldn’t tell me. So I went to the Posted by baixing in No Fixed Address | Apr 7, 2020
  • Kinugawa spa resortJan. 29/20 I woke up early again and crossed the street to the train station. I decided to go to Kinugawa, which is a natural spring onsen town. There were about 10 free onsens for foreigners until the end of Posted by baixing in No Fixed Address | Apr 6, 2020
  • Snowy Nikko Jan 27, 2020 Toshi’s mom was very worried about me taking the train by myself. She took a giant piece of paper and wrote every step of the directions to my next destination in Japanese for me. Posted by baixing in No Fixed Address | Apr 5, 2020
  • Utsunomiya with Toshi Jan 25, 2020 I had to wake up early to meet Toshi. He knew the ancient Japanese secret of buying train tickets in Tokyo. We had to go the basement of a mall first and then Posted by baixing in No Fixed Address | Apr 5, 2020
  • Tokyo with Toshi I arrived in Tokyo at Shinjuku station. I was really nervous because of what everyone says about the difficulty of the Tokyo subway system. Actually, it wasn't that hard to navigate. I jumped on one tra Posted by baixing in No Fixed Address | Apr 5, 2020
  • Day 105-108: It's All Over! While enjoying our free jam and toast hostel breakfast we checked the government website for travel advise (something we seem to have become accustom to doing every couple of hours every day). The pit of the stomach feeling instantly rose Posted by Bears on Tour in Bears on Tour | Apr 2, 2020
  • Day 102-104: Hiroshima 14 March After checking out and killing some time in reception we were at the train station to take our penultimate train with our JR pass to Hirosh Posted by Bears on Tour in Bears on Tour | Apr 2, 2020
  • Nagoya for an assignment I took the bus to Nagoya in the morning. It was a little difficult to find at first, but I made it. I arrived at Leo Star Hostel in the afternoon in time for my assignment at Posted by baixing in No Fixed Address | Mar 30, 2020
  • 2019 - China & Japan (Part 4 - Hiroshima & Miyajima) Saturday 24 August The ship arrived at Kochi at about 7:00 am and everyone was woken up by large taiko drums being blasted over a sound system from the wharf. We were on that side of the Posted by nzhamsta in Glynn's travel blog | Aug 25, 2019
  • 2019 - China & Japan (Part 3 - Osaka) Friday 23 August We had a late arrival so we could sit on the balcony watching the port facilities go past. Th Posted by nzhamsta in Glynn's travel blog | Aug 23, 2019
  • Sayonara JapanIt has been a bitter sweet day today. Bitter because I have to abandon my goal of walking the Shikoku 88 Temple Pilgrimage. Sweet because I'll be back with my lovely family far sooner than expected. Two Posted by Shikoku88kiwi in Walking in Japan | Mar 20, 2020
  • M rules!I would never be any good at the sport of regaining as I have trouble making sense of maps. Yesterday (18 March) I added five kms to the distance I walked trying to find my way out of Tokushima Posted by Shikoku88kiwi in Walking in Japan | Mar 19, 2020
  • Day 101- Oh Deer! 13th March We both woke up giddy, feeling like yesterday was maybe a dream until we saw the evidence on Izzy's (my fiancé's finger... sounds so weird and grown up saying that!). Once we recovered and after a bit of reminiscing Posted by Bears on Tour in Bears on Tour | Mar 18, 2020
  • Day 100- Big Surprise!!!12 March We had a super busy and exciting day planned today. First up, monkey mountain. Pretty self explanatory; on the outskirts of Kyoto there is Posted by Bears on Tour in Bears on Tour | Mar 18, 2020
  • Day 99- Kyoto Arrival; Rain, Shopping & Caricature11 March Stew hadn’t slept well so I got up to make eggy bread for breakfast with the intention of waking him up when it was ready but apparently ma Posted by Bears on Tour in Bears on Tour | Mar 17, 2020
  • Fantasy and furry friendsAfter a fairly good night's sleep (sleeping on a futon with a pillow stuffed with noisy rice husks takes a bit of getting used to!) and a mixed Japanese and western breakfast which included breakfast sausages and a fried Posted by Shikoku88kiwi in Walking in Japan | Mar 17, 2020
  • Up and down dayIt has been a challenging day. Last night we were told to expect rain today which was a bit of a downer. Around 5.25 this morning there was a flash of lightning and a loud roll of thunder Posted by Shikoku88kiwi in Walking in Japan | Mar 16, 2020
  • Day 97-98: Himeji Castle & Oooosaka Wrap Up9th March Up early and breakfast eaten (it is so nice having our own little flat where we can store milk and cook, it feels like a treat) we were using our JR passes and on board a train to Himeji Posted by Bears on Tour in Bears on Tour | Mar 15, 2020
  • Day 96- The ups and downs of OsakaSunday 8th March Weary legs from all the walking the day before we needed a little lie in. Our first stop for the day- Pokémon Cafe. In New Zealand Posted by Bears on Tour in Bears on Tour | Mar 15, 2020
  • Day 95- Squid Balls & Baby Octopus7 March We were determined to make our first day in Osaka better than yesterday and set out early to see the tallest skyscraper in Japan complete wit Posted by Bears on Tour in Bears on Tour | Mar 15, 2020
  • Sublime to the gorblimeyFlying business class with staff waiting to indulge your every whim with good food and drinks, a bed they can prepare for you while travelling at 100s of kms per hour is not the best preparation for putting a pack Posted by Shikoku88kiwi in Walking in Japan | Mar 15, 2020
  • Day 90-94: Time's up in Tokyo and Freezing Fuji! 2 March With the wonderful virus halting our plans to head to teamlab boarderless digital art museum to take pictures like the below, we had to turn t Posted by Bears on Tour in Bears on Tour | Mar 15, 2020
  • What, where, who, when, whyAfter I finished walking the Via Francigena in 2016 my husband , Ian, gave me the book 'A History of the World in 500 Walks'. I browsed through it and was amazed by the variety of walks, ranging from a Posted by Shikoku88kiwi in Walking in Japan | Mar 11, 2020
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