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Abeno Harukas – Osaka’s Bright Building of the Future

Abeno Harukas stands tall and proud at exactly 300 metres tall and is Osaka's tallest building. It also stands as a clear sign of...

Osaka Castle – Osaka’s Famous Landmark

The one major landmark you can be sure people in Kansai hold in high pride is Osaka Castle, perched upon a raised platform and...

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...

Journey in Japan Part 25: Internet cafés, Irish bars

Grilled fish of the day is salmon for the third day in a row. After breakfast, I return to my room and return my room...

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...

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...

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...

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...