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  • The Rising sun - Rumble in the JungleThe rumble in the jungle started when it was still dark. I knew immediately what was coming and cursed my fragile stomach bracing myself for the imminent explosion(s). It wiped out my morning more or less which was Posted by Nonostante in Ich kriege so eine Krawatte | May 17, 2023
  • The Rising sun - Inspirational peopleI slept rather a little longer than I had planned, my bodily functions still completely confused; I should imagine that awakening from a coma is similar to how I felt right now. Going for a run was off the agenda. Posted by Nonostante in Ich kriege so eine Krawatte | May 17, 2023
  • The Rising sun - Y ParkAfter drying off back at ‘Smile’, I considered having a power nap before being picked up by Paris to go to the Y Park for the 1st training session. However, a few renditions of the train jingle and my Posted by Nonostante in Ich kriege so eine Krawatte | May 17, 2023
  • The Rising sun - ShinjukuSleep. Upon stirring I had no idea what time it was. All I knew was that I felt dreadful. The plan was to wake, go for a run and do some light strength exercises. Well, that Posted by Nonostante in Ich kriege so eine Krawatte | May 16, 2023
  • Day 10 Odawara and Hakone ===Before leaving the REI hotel in Nagano this morning I take a photo of the hotel’s shampoo and conditioner. Janet and Trina had used the Stephen Knoll hair Posted by Helen K. in Japan Trip 2023 | May 16, 2023
  • The Rising sun - First eveningWith my first taste of the city digested, we made our way to the hotel where we met a young lad from Germany working for Funroots on a 3 month placement. Blond, good size and with an infectious smile, Posted by Nonostante in Ich kriege so eine Krawatte | May 15, 2023
  • The Rising sun - First steps, first impressionsMy views on Japan are largely shaped by three things. Firstly, I have a surprising fascination with the Samurai. Although a shame, I do not expect to see people wielding swords whilst roaming around Tokyo, nor do I expect Posted by Nonostante in Ich kriege so eine Krawatte | May 15, 2023
  • The Rising sun - Out the doorWhilst I have been to the Far East before, this newest adventure seems different. It is after all more East, it is also to lands that for different explanations hold a certain mystique for me. I expect it Posted by Nonostante in Ich kriege so eine Krawatte | May 15, 2023
  • Fire CeremonyWe arrived at our accommodation in Koyasan, the Shojoshin-in Buddhist Temple. The friendly receptionist was insistent that we attend a fire ceremony that was to begin in five minutes in the temple. We could check-in later. She handed us a Posted by WayWayFar in Way Way Far | May 14, 2023
  • The Kanda Matsuri Festival We discovered that we are in Tokyo for the Kanda Matsuri, a festival that occurs on the weekend closest to May 15 on years that end in an odd number. (Of course we went) On Saturday there is a day-long procession Posted by WayWayFar in Way Way Far | May 14, 2023
  • Staying In a Capsule HotelA capsule hotel wouldn’t have been my first accommodation choice, but it did have a certain novelty about it. We only had a few hours between our evening arrival at Narita airport and the morning bullet-train to Hiroshima. The “Nine Posted by WayWayFar in Way Way Far | May 7, 2023
  • Okonomiyaki-Hiroshima Style Okonomimura, (Okonomiyaki village) in Hiroshima, is a collection of 24 restaurants in the same building all serving the famous dish of the common man, Okonomiyaki. Okonomiyaki translates to “what you like and cooked” and is a savoury pancake-like de Posted by WayWayFar in Way Way Far | May 7, 2023
  • Hiroshima & Miyajima IslandThe O-Torii gate of the Itsukushima Shine, on Miyajima Island, is said to be most impressive at sunset, when the tide is in. I can attest that it is still majestic when the sun is obscured by cloud and Posted by WayWayFar in Way Way Far | May 7, 2023
  • Day 9, Nagano ===There are certain images that stick in my mind. One of them is of an award winning photo of a Snow Monkey in a hot spring that I saw when visiting Washing Posted by Helen K. in Japan Trip 2023 | May 6, 2023
  • Day 8, From Toyama to Nakone ===Today we are leaving Toyama and Posted by Helen K. in Japan Trip 2023 | Apr 29, 2023
  • Last days in TokyoSadly all good things must come to an end. Following two days at Universal Studios we travelled on the Shinkansen to Tokyo. As always a pleasant and reliably on time experience. Tokyo was a little rainy, so we stayed close Posted by TheBBfamily in Round the World | Apr 28, 2023
  • Two crazy days at Universal Studios JapanThere isn’t really too much specific to say about our two days at Universal Studios. There are no temples or associated history, and certainly the food is pretty much the overpriced standard you will find in and around amusement parks Posted by TheBBfamily in Round the World | Apr 26, 2023
  • Day 7 Toyama ===Before leaving for Toyama this morning, the four of us are having our larger luggage shipped ahead to either Nagano or Tokyo. We are only taking what we can manage to put into backpa Posted by Helen K. in Japan Trip 2023 | Apr 26, 2023
  • Day 6 Osaka and Kyoto ===As we head to meet our cousins, there are blossoming trees along the route. Even our hotel is decorated with cherry blosso Posted by Helen K. in Japan Trip 2023 | Apr 25, 2023
  • Day 5 Osaka ===We woke up at 6:30 am and packed our belongings. I enjoyed a tuna onigari for breakfast. We met with our group at 9:00 to catch the rapid train from Sapporo station to the New Chito Posted by Helen K. in Japan Trip 2023 | Apr 24, 2023
  • Shinjuku, Shibuya and Harajuku and some travel tips[img=https://photos.travellerspoint.com/1091830/20230421_194018.jpg caption=View from the government buildings in Shinjuku - al Posted by Pepperismybaby in Japan - finally | Apr 23, 2023
  • Day 4, Hokkaido Historic Village ===We woke up at 6:00 am. I turned on the TV to check the temperature and the local news. It's going to be a cold day. There are only 8 channels, all in Ja Posted by Helen K. in Japan Trip 2023 | Apr 22, 2023
  • Manga Museum and moreToday was our last full day in Kyoto. We started out at the Manga museum, which all of us, but particularly Mr 10, were looking forward to. In many respects this museum is a gigantic Manga library. Although there is Posted by TheBBfamily in Round the World | Apr 22, 2023
  • Day 3, Sapporo ===Mike and I had just returned to our room after buying our usual breakfast fare when we got cell phone alerts telling us to evacuate immediately. I tried to use google translate to re Posted by Helen K. in Japan Trip 2023 | Apr 20, 2023
  • 1000s of Torii gates and moreA big day today in Kyoto. First up was a very big morning at Fushimi Inari temple. This is a Shinto temple devoted to Inari, the god of rice. A big deal in Japan, as one might imagine. Foxes are Posted by TheBBfamily in Round the World | Apr 20, 2023
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