Japan 2016 Travel Log 12: Tokyo Snippets

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TOKYO, kanto, JAPAN

So with only a total of 2 full days in Tokyo, we were really selective about where we should head to – and in the end boiled it down to two – One Piece Tower and the Ghibli Museum. We did gobble sashimi at Tsukiji in the morning of course. The nights were basically spent shopping and doing last minute souvenir hunting. Our travel fatigue really got to us by then and the bulging luggages didn’t help so much.

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Japan 2016 Travel Log 11: One Piece Tokyo Tower

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Tokyo TOwer, KANTO, JAPAN

We spent roughly 6 hours in the One Piece tower, and that was only because we were stubbornly insistent on completing all stations and obtaining the chops for each station for their halloween special side quest, to get a freebie draw. We ended up drawing a small goodie bag containing a clear folder, OP washi tape and some postcards lol

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Japan 2016 Travel Log 10: Hakone

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Hakone, kanto, JAPAN

This was my second time in Hakone, but instead of a day trip I decided to stay for a ryokan night instead. This was the only time we splurged on lodgings during this trip – and it wasn’t even the best in town – but the hot onsen baths, traditional rooms, comfy futons and the food – oh yes the food – made the price we paid for seemed totally cheap.

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Japan 2016 Travel Log 09: Osaka

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Osaka, KANsai, JAPAN

Though we stationed ourselves in Osaka, we spent most of our days outside on day trips in other different prefectures around Kansai. By the time we return in the evenings, we’re usually too pooped to be going any much further (old bones creaking and all). On the days we did though, it could be summed up in one word: DONKI

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Japan 2016 Travel Log 08: Kurama & Kibune

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Kurama & Kibune, KANSAI, JAPAN

Not your usual tourist spot, Kurama and Kibune usually caters to japanese pilgrims or shinto enthusiast. Don’t really see much foreign tourists in this area. It was a nice change because we were getting kinda claustrophobic in Kyoto with the sheer multitude of fellow gaijins milling about.

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Japan 2016 Travel Log 07: Kyoto

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Kyoto, KANSAI, JAPAN

The hike up Kiyomizu-dera wasn’t any less arduous than it had been on my previous trip here.

Our day in Kyoto could be summed up in one word – wet. We went on a weekend, and the already narrow streets were exceptionally crowded. Girls took time to doll up nicely in kimonos and nice hairdos, dragging reluctant husbands along for the ride. You really can’t get a more traditional japanese experience then in Kyoto.

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Japan 2016 Travel Log 06: Kobe

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Osaka, kansai, JAPAN

Kobe is a really chillax quaint town and I’d definitely want to come back here again. We started from Shin-Kobe, and walked all the way down to Kobe station for the cable cars and beef steaks.

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