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Moving into Your First Apartment in JAPAN – THE EASY WAY

Starting Out So one of the most exciting, but scary things that must be done when arriving is moving into your first Apartment in Japan! When I first arrived in Japan I experienced multiple ways...

Hello Kitty says ‘Hello’ to Japan’s Shinkansen

Cartoon or anime inspired trains have long been a common sight across Japan's entire network, but as the Evangelion 500 series themed Shinkansen is soon to retire, get ready to say 'Hello' (or ハロー/Harro...

Kinkaku-ji – Kyoto’s Golden Treasure

Kyoto is a traveller's paradise for Buddhist temples and shrines (like Kinkakuji) and heralded as the Traditional Capital of Japan, the number of tourists flocking to these historical places of worship just keeps climbing....

Kobe Tower – Kobe, Hyogo

Kobe Tower stands at 108 metres tall and is the highest structure you will observe skirting the port town. Featuring a see-through glass floor from 75m above and a stunning colour display of 7000...

Journey in Japan Part 24: When Haricot Met Celery

I wake up at 9am and head down to the lobby for my Japanese style breakfast. The food is almost identical to yesterday. Grilled fish of the day is once again salmon. The only change is that...

Journey in Japan Part 23: Height of the Lifting Tread

Today I wake up at 4 am. My sleep pattern is so messed up from a week in a fourteen bedroom dormitory room; always being woken up by shuffling, or case repacking, or inconsiderate chicken...

Journey in Japan Part 22: O Browser, Where Art Thou?

Today I leave Kyoto; but before I do, I head to the roof of Kyoto Station, to the sky garden. It takes nine consecutive escalators to reach the top; a place called ‘Happy Terrace’....

Journey in Japan Part 21: Gion with the Finned

Today is my last in Kyoto. Tomorrow I will go to Osaka for three days, before heading off to Nagoya. I still have one temple I want to see, a temple with a difference. I head...

Journey in Japan Part 20: From Deer To Eternity

Today I have a rough plan. A day trip to Nara, with a stop on the way at Uji. Last night I arranged to meet my friend Slavek at noon. He was planning on...

Journey in Japan Part 19: Let’s Go To Space, Brother

Today I decide to check out another temple. I lazily take the subway train just one stop, then change for the bus. The bus takes fifteen minutes and costs me ¥230. My destination is Rokuon-ji Temple....

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