Archive for November, 2014

Miyajima

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  We embarked on a day trip to Miyajima, an island not far from Hiroshima. If you have the Japan Rail pass the ferry is also covered.   It is famous for it’s large torii gate which appears to float in water in high tide. In low tide you are able to walk to it […]

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Hiroshima

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We had to wake up at 6am to catch the very infrequent shinkansen from Odawara to Hiroshima. We quickly had our last private hot spring bath which was so refreshing in the cold morning then headed off.. First the one hour tram, then the train.. and finally to the shinkansen. It was a 4 hour […]

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Hakone Machiko

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  For our second whole day in Hakone we first headed to the Hakone Glass Museum. It’s more so the atmosphere that has been created rather than the glass that makes this place appealing. It’s heavily inspired by European architecture and you can find crystal trees placed amongst natural ones, ducks in the ponds, a […]

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Owakudani

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  We headed to Hakone. This trip is catching up on me so it’s going to turn into more of a photo blog with captions. Hakone is confusing as each leg of the journey is replaced with a different mode of transport. We headed to Owadara by bullet train, then changed over to a train […]

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Stormy Shinjuku

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The weather was still absolutely horrible.. but we had to push on as it was our last day in Tokyo before we embarked to other destinations. We were yet to check out Shinjuku, home of the busiest train station in the world. We started with Lumine Est department store. The weather was so bad I […]

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Harajuku, Omotesando, Shibuya

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Today was a public holiday so wherever we decided to go.. it was going to be hectic. Harajuku and Omotesando was so busy! I’m guessing all the countryside people came in to Tokyo for the long weekend to do some shopping. We first headed to Takeshita Street.. and feasted our eyes on the interesting alter […]

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Ikuta Park, Kawasaki

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Today we went to Ikuta Park in Kawasaki. It’s a huge park surrounded by small woods of oak located in Tama Hills. As well as being a great place for a picnic there’s a Planetarium, Observatory, Art Gallery and a Japan Open-Air Folk House Museum. After going for a brief walk around the place and […]

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Mission’s Round Two

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I wasted a whole day trying to find a damn coin laundry. I had googled that there was one in the suburb next to me – and it didn’t seem that far but once I entered the winding pathways of the concrete Daikanyama jungle.. well I was screwed. I wasted 3 hours walking around.. passing […]

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