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Kyoto – The Storm

I was able to sleep in today, and woke up at 8am. I quickly showered, ignored the hotel's "bring an umbrella" warning, and began my first free day out on the town. My first stop on ...

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Categories: Asia, G Adventures, Japan

Kyoto – The Calm Before

When we arrived in Kyoto, we had a few hours before check-in. We decided then to go to a nearby shogun palace. This palace was used to be where Japanese samurai lived and report ...

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Miyajima

We took the train from the restaurant in Hiroshima about a half hour outside of the city to a port, and then crossed on a ferry to Miyajima island. Most temples in Japan are str ...

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Hiroshima

Hiroshima did not disappoint. (Editor's Note: If you wish to sign a petition to help make the future nuclear free, please check out The Atom Project. Thank you.) After a quic ...

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Categories: Asia, G Adventures, Japan

Himeji

Today I woke up, and skipped the shower. I normally don't do that, but the lodge didn't have any warm water, except for the bath water from last night which, but that had long been ...

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The Mountain Village of Koyasan

I awoke at 5 this morning and hustled to the subway station. From there we took a commercial train an hour and a half outside of the city. Then we took a rail car half an hour up a ...

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Welcome to Osaka!

The next morning I got up, Skyped home, and got ready for my first full day in the land of the Rising Sun. I had a bit of a plan made up today, and it involved checking out some ...

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Starting My Asian Adventure

The flight from Regina to Osaka was both incredibly boring, and incredibly interesting. I sat with three different women from three different walks of life, on the three planes ...

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Categories: Asia, G Adventures, Japan

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