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Winter 2011

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Happy New Years あけおめ

New Years eve was a bit relaxed considering the day before we met up with so many people.  In a group of about 17 people spread amongst 3 tables we decided to have fun and enjoy the last days of the year. On New Years Eve it is tradition amongst the group I was with … Continue reading

Tokyo Disneyland

Tokyo Disneyland.  It’s funny that they call it Tokyo Disney when actually it’s located in Chiba.  Minor details anyways. Disneyland is a place where you can ride character themed rides and meet the characters in person.  Have you ever seen Mickey face to face?  Well if you have then it was probably at Disneyland, nothing … Continue reading

A Tokyo Vacation: 東京旅行

Tokyo is one of the busiest cities on the planet and is quite obviously identified as such.  Last weekend was the second time I’ve been to Tokyo in over 2 years and I had forgotten how hectic things can be.  Especially during Christmas time there is an abundance of travelers and sightseers in the city … Continue reading

Asakusa Temple: Sensouji

The temple in Asakusa consists of a variety of shops for tourists, three towering gates, a five-story pagoda, a separate shrine, and the main temple.  Originally, the temple had been built in the 600’s, but following WWII and the massive fires in Tokyo, the temple had been destroyed and rebuilt to model the original structure.  … Continue reading

Dating In Nagoya

Dating in Nagoya opens a door for a number of different adventures.  Nagoya is the third largest incorporated and fourth most populated city in Japan.  Surrounding the train station are skyscrapers, filled with businesses, restaurants, tourist attractions, shopping centers, etc.  Anything you could want is within walking distance from the main station.  In addition to … Continue reading

It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas…

As time creeps closer to December 25th it becomes more evident that Japan loves Christmas.  It is arguably as popular in Japan as it is in America.  The difference being that it is not a religious holiday considering the majority of Japanese people are Buddhist, Shinto, or don’t consider themselves to be affiliated with any … Continue reading

Fall in Shiga pt.1

Last weekend I went with Yuuki and her family to Shiga, an area of Japan full of temples and shrines.  The area is surrounded by beautiful trees which are planted for the sake of 紅葉, or otherwise referring to the many colors of Autumn.  If you are not familiar with Shiga, it is the prefecture … Continue reading

The Week of Thanksgiving

As you may assume, there is no Thanksgiving celebrations in Japan.  Pilgrims did not come to Japan to make peace with the Japanese, and the history of civilization in Japan dates back more than 2000 years ago.  Even worse than not having Thanksgiving, was the lack of turkey, or better said the absence of turkey.  … Continue reading

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