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Getting Lost in Crazy, Crazy Tokyo: Fun!

     Travel books always say that it is inevitable that you will get lost in Tokyo –  a city composed of whirlwind of traffic and people, buildings standing [..]

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The Convenience of the JR Pass

     When my wife said that we would have to buy a Japan Railway (JR) Pass in order for us to get around Japan, it reminded me of [..]

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Ginkakuji Temple: Silver Pavilion

     Ginkakuji Temple, also known as the Silver Pavilion, is a Zen temple at the foot of Higashiyama mountains located in Eastern Kyoto. In 1482, shogun Yoshimasa built his retirement villa [..]

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Food in Japan: Oishi!

     Between me and my wife, it is she who does the food blogging best.  But while in Japan, I could not resist taking some food photos as [..]

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Getting Lost in Tokyo: Discovery

     We left our hotel early this morning armed with the Tokyo city map, a compass and a full stomach – in search of the largest fish market [..]

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Hachikō: The Purpose of My Tokyo Visit

  When my wife was planning our Japan trip late last year, I had one singular purpose why I wanted to go to Tokyo. No, it is not [..]

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How to Catch a Geisha in Gion

  We were winding up our second day in Kyoto when we got off Raku Bus No. 100 at Gion, where Yasaka Shrine is.  It is famous for [..]

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