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New Rail Passes for Japan in 2015

Last week, West Japan Railway – the JR company that runs trains on the western part of the Japanese mainland for the most part – announced a new set of rail passes for foreign tourists visiting the west part of the country, while announcing an expansion of rail passes that already exist. 212 more words

Jose's Japan Tips

Who What When Where??

Long time no see!! Let me tell you what’s been up :)


Lost Treasure of Grimstone is almost finished. It had to be put on the back burner for a while for various reasons. 530 more words


Mt. Ōe - Chasing Devils

“Mt. Oe is known as the Oni mountain”, explains Mr. Murata, the caretaker on duty at the visitor’s center at the base of the mountain. I had just alighted from a tongue-twister of a train station named… 1,054 more words


Banzai for Kansai

Japan has always been a dream destination for our family. Pao and I have visited this funky yet beautiful country on separate occasions, and both were work-related. 3,369 more words

H to the Izz-O, V to the Izz-A

Today I got out of work early.

And by early, I mean the time I’m normally supposed to, which is at 4:30. I was out before 4:45 after packing and stopping to talk to a colleague. 1,051 more words


Japan: Kobe (Kobe Luminarie)

The word “luminarie” is the plural form of the Italian word “luminaria” which means Illumination with miniature bulbs. Every December since 1995, … 369 more words


Osaka - Universal Studios Japan September 2014

Never thought I would start blogging again.

I start something, get bored, delete it and later on decide that I wanna do it again. It’s probably a blog life crisis – if there’s such a thing. 1,128 more words