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Camping, Rabbits, and Poison Gas

Saturday, July 19-21, 2014

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How to get there:

You can enter Japan by plane or boat. Though, the number of boats going to Japan from other countries has gone down significantly.   2,443 more words


Taking the first train out of the city

After coming back to Tokyo, I immediately had the desire to leave Tokyo again.

(Pictured: Hieroglyphic rocket train ticket to the moon)

I took the first Bullet Train out of Tokyo Station at 6 am on a Sunday morning. 496 more words


May 20, 2013: Shadows of Buddha on the wall and going down isn't always easier than going up (T71-75)

Today dawned bright and sunny although the world was still wet after yesterday’s rain.  Rested up, I hopped back on the train to where I left off (sort of – I got off early at Mino Station instead of Motoyama). 5,975 more words

Shimanami Kaido (しまなみ海道) – On Crossing Bridges and Islands

Shimanami Kaido (しまなみ海道) – On Crossing Bridges and Islands

By Wendy Ng

I almost missed out on the Shimanami Kaido experience this summer. Ever since Ms. 1,006 more words

The Quad

Tsurugi Tozan

Despite waking up to cold wet weather this morning, I embarked on a hike of Mt. Tsurugi, in Tokushima prefecture. After all, I had spent nearly 2 hours making the drive up the winding narrow canyons yesterday to get here, and I knew it was a pretty nice hike (having visited once before); it seemed a shame to waste the opportunity. 1,513 more words

May 19, 2013: Rainy day-off at Konpira-san

Yes, I went again.  I love Konpira-san and had planned on visiting it again when I was in the area anyway.  The rain today (and sweat rash from walking in the heat) were strong factors in choosing this day to go. 1,539 more words

May 18, 2013: Sand sculpture at last, an elusive padoga, storytime at Station Udon, and chilling at Mikasa Sukasa

I had breakfast, such as it was, in my room at the inn.  I hadn’t stocked up properly so it consisted mostly of snacks.  Kanbegawa-san left first and it seems that I was the last to leave.  3,530 more words