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When looking for anything out from the ordinary, Japan has established quite a name to anything that is interesting or just straight up awesome! Having the advantage to be living in this country, I wouldn’t miss a chance to any of those. 596 more words


Japanese Yosegi Himitsubako puzzle boxes or Karakuri boxes (Secret box, Trick box) for purchasing

Japanese puzzle box is a general term to describe various types of boxes which you need to do something to open it like sliding, spining, hitting etc. 1,716 more words


Japan:part 2- Hakone

We left wonderful Tokyo for the next step of our adventure. We boarded the bizarrely named “romance car” train bound for Hakone, (disappointingly the train is in no way romantic and has neither dimmed lighting nor elevator music playing)! 693 more words

Tokyo | 東京

My first sushi train experience was here in Tokyo, and was a great success.  And by that I mean I ate almost all the dishes that floated past, so my mercury level is probably unhealthily elevated.   271 more words


Hakone trip, part III: 箱根

The last day of our trip, we got up early and enjoyed the hotel onsen one last time. We decided to go the bus route directly to Hakone-yumoto station (rather than cable cars and trains), no transfers and a little less time overall. 441 more words

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Hakone travel, part II: 箱根

On Day 2, we actually got to do some real sightseeing and relaxing. We got up early and took a nice walk to Lake Ashi 芦ノ湖 (Ashinoko) and took the bus down to Lawson for coffee and a snack. 599 more words

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Hakone Travel, part I: 箱根

For Umi-no-hi (Ocean Day, a public holiday in Japan) 海の日, I took a trip to Hakone 箱根, a mountainous area outside of Tokyo (~1.5 hours or so). 1,011 more words

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