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Land of the Rising Sun

Japan was my final leg of my five month backpacking journey. Between its cuisine, traditions, fashion trends, tech saviness, and quirkiness, Japan is a world of its own. 1,499 more words

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Down-to-Earth Osaka

Part 4 of our 2014 trip to Japan

Osaka seems to be little more than a transit place for most people, but we actually liked the city better than e.g. 1,459 more words


Kansai Region Day Trips - Deer, Tea and Monks

Part 3 of our 2014 trip to Japan

Places visited: Kobe, Nara, Koyasan, Uji

Of course, our time in the Kansai region did not start with various day trips.

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Japan Mochi Chocolate

Those who know me realize that I used to eat a lot of candy. While I still eat them occasionally, my knowledge in nutrition prevents me from overindulging in this sweet substance. 107 more words


Akenobe Mine

When I arrived at the Akenobe Mine and saw it demolished, I was devastated. Three years ago, this was supposed to be my first big exploration of an abandoned mine… They are rare in Kansai, and while the… 951 more words


Watch your steps in "Artistic Japan"

     One of many surprising thing that I found in Japan when I first visited was when I looked down. Yes, it was just like the sayings “The journey to a thousand miles starts with a single step, so watch your step.” So there it was, when I literally watched my step Japan took me my surprise. 421 more words