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Japan 2010: Day 8; Hakone & Odawara

As part of our sunrise tour we stayed overnight in a Western style hotel with onsen. I had one tattoo at that point in time and knew they were not permitted in the onsen. 305 more words

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Japan 2010: Day 7; Fuji & Hakone

Our first foray outside of Japan was a prebooked tour to Mount Fuji and Hakone national park. We picked a tour with an overnight stay and a shinkansen return ticket. 380 more words

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Japan 2010: Day 6; Ghibli Museum

For those of you that became interested in Japan thanks to the visually, and emotionally, stunning Ghibli/Miyazaki films that going to the Ghibli museum is a must-do! 183 more words

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Japan 2010: Day 5; Yoyogi Park

Looking back through these old memories it seems like our plan was just to do a tour of Tokyo’s park! As the day after exploring Ueno park we headed to Yoyogi park, next to the famous Meiji Jingu. 249 more words

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Japan 2010: Day 4; Ueno-koen

For our second (full) day in Japan, our third since arriving, we headed to the local large city of Ueno. Ueno has a long history, the park itself was first opened in 1876, so it has been open for over 140 years! 257 more words

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Japan 2010: Day 3; Asakusa in the rain

So we awoke in our tiny “double” bed in Asakusa feeling fresh thanks to a good nights sleep after 40 hours of travelling. We decided that we wanted to explore the area around our hotel a little, we had both been to Japan before, separately, but Asakusa Senso-ji is always a good place to start any trip to Japan. 177 more words

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Japan 2010: Day 1-2 Flying

My Japan trip in 2010 was for graduating my undergraduate degree (yay!). Myself and my university, who I studied Japanese with, headed off for a trip of a lifetime. 46 more words

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