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Traveling Japan: Miyajima

The island of Itsukushima and the Itsukushima Shrine on the island are popularly known as Miyajima. I had no idea this place existed until one of my traveling companions requested to go there on one of our day trips. Staying … Continue reading

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Traveling Japan: August 6th, 70th Anniversary of Hiroshima Bombing

I thought it appropriate to post about my trip to Hiroshima, Japan on the actual 70th year anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima by the United States in World War II, August 6, 1945. Taking a day trip down … Continue reading

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Traveling Japan: Fushimi Inari Shrine

The Fushimi Inari shrine is meant for grain, wine, rice, and general prosperity. It’s most recognizable for its thousands of torii of all sizes, purchased by individuals, organizations, or companies for luck. The amazing result of such a tradition is … Continue reading

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Traveling Japan: Kaiseki

I’ve got no patience for food preparation. For me, when it comes to cooking, the simpler, the better. I’m not a picky eater either, and though I enjoy delicious food, I wouldn’t really call myself a foodie. So when I … Continue reading

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Traveling Japan: Kyoto Train Station

I have been waiting to get to this part of my trip for a long time because I really enjoyed visiting the city of Kyoto for a lot of different reasons. But first, let’s start with Kyoto Train Station, which … Continue reading

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Traveling Japan: Ice Lava Cave

After our tromp through the Aokigahara suicide forest (and avoiding any dead bodies), we arrived at our destination–a lava ice cave near the base of Mt. Fuji. Apparently, there are quite a few of these all over the place around … Continue reading

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Traveling Japan: Aokigahara Suicide Forest

It wasn’t until I got to the base of the Mt. Fuji and was getting ready for our tromp through the forest to the ice cave that I found out from my companions that our tromp would be through the … Continue reading

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Traveling Japan: Mt. Fuji

When we mapped out getting to Fuji on our own, we realized we would spend a lot of precious time trying to transfer from train to bus to bus etc. just to get to where we wanted and would have … Continue reading

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8AsiansNews: TSA Regularly Finds Ninja Stars In Carry-On Luggage

#TSATravelTips – ALL martial art weapons are prohibited from being packed in carry-on bags. They may however be packed in checked baggage, but it’s best to check local laws to ensure your weapons aren’t illegal to possess. A photo posted … Continue reading

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Traveling Japan: Calico Cat Cafe, Shinjuku

El Gato. #catsofinstagram #catcafecalico A photo posted by Carlomus Prime (@carlomusprime) on Jan 12, 2015 at 10:19pm PST Although the idea of the cat cafe started in Taiwan, it really caught on in Japan. In Taiwan, I did get to … Continue reading

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Traveling Japan: Studio Ghibli Museum

#robotsoldier #castleinthesky #ghibli #GhibliMuseum #HayaoMiyazaki A photo posted by Carlomus Prime (@carlomusprime) on Dec 23, 2014 at 9:41pm PST Having been a Hayao Miyazaki fan for a long time, I just had to finally visit the Studio Ghibli Museum. The … Continue reading

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Traveling Japan: Ramen Alley

If you look up “ramen alley”, you’ll find that there are such alleys all over Japan. If you happen to be in Tokyo, one of such alleys is in the Tokyo Station itself. It has some ramen shops that features … Continue reading

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