Journey in Japan Part 58: The Tooth Without Enamel
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Journey in Japan Part 58: The Tooth Without Enamel

Today is the last day in Japan to take a look at the autumn leaves. Abscission has actually started, and the leaves are ready. It is as though some secret biological rhythm powered naturally informs the trees that today they should cut their leaves. Plunging like clockwork. Fading like time. Today the fallen leaves will…

Journey in Japan Part 30: Dog Day, Afternoon
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Journey in Japan Part 30: Dog Day, Afternoon

Back in Tokyo, and also today in Nihonbashi there is a yearly celebration occurring, the Fukagawa Hachiman Matsuri. It is just one of the 3 fantastic Shintofestivals in Tokyo and also is most likely the biggest. Every three years the event is celebrated completely. Today, as well as just today is one of nowadays. There…

Journey in Japan Part 7: Florets Get Ready to Grumble
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Journey in Japan Part 7: Florets Get Ready to Grumble

As my bus creeps right into Fukuoka, I question what is taking place. Website traffic goes to a standstill all over. Traffic control stick around on red a lot longer than usual. We draw into mypenultimate stop.It is here that the bus vehicle driver clarifies to me in Japanese that it would certainly take too…

Journey in Japan Part 27: Nothing Happens Until Something Moves
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Journey in Japan Part 27: Nothing Happens Until Something Moves

I have to stroll 10 mins from my Nagoya resort to a differenthotel with my laundry. The rainfall is hard, the extremely tropical storm has made landfall, as well as the rainfall and wind are more powerful than I have actually ever experienced. Yet I require to do my laundry. The sky outside is the…

Journey in Japan Part 23: Height of the Lifting Tread
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Journey in Japan Part 23: Height of the Lifting Tread

Today I wakeup at 4 am. My sleep pattern is so ruined from a week in a fourteen room dormitory space; constantly being woken up by shuffling, or instance repacking, or inconsiderate hen eaters. Anyway, my following sevennights will certainly be of lonely hotel high-end. With little else to do, I determine to take a…

Journey in Japan Part 10: Rice and Shime
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Journey in Japan Part 10: Rice and Shime

I wake up at 11 am. Today I head to a location called Dazaifu. It has to do with fifteenkilometres away.I cycle in a straight line in its general instructions. At one speed it ought to take me a hr. I was informed to see below by the woman I fulfilled last night.Her kindsuggestion. A…

Journey in Japan Part 62: Schindlers Lift
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Journey in Japan Part 62: Schindlers Lift

My pal and I assemble at 10 am, as well as capture the Tokyo City Ginza Line to Shibuya. Today is once again warm, and all trace of Xmas day is gone. There are no longer decorations outside shops, as well as all the songs ofthe joyful period has been changed by Taylor Swift, Sanctuary,…

Journey in Japan Part 34: Pot, Kettle, Snack
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Journey in Japan Part 34: Pot, Kettle, Snack

Today I take theToei Asakusa Line for the very first time in my life. Each time the train starts it sounds as if there is songs originating from underneath the carriages. It turns out that the songs is the scuffing of the train on the tracks; it does audio rather tuneful though, perhapsthis is the…