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A New Spring One Week Japan Itinerary: Tokyo to Hiroshima

A New Spring One Week Japan Itinerary: Tokyo to Hiroshima






Japan Itinerary Basics A new friend recently connected with me for an upcoming trip to Japan to ask some questions about the japan itinerary. I absolutely love getting these emails, giving me the chance to research the max out of all of these fun itinerary options and use my experiences to help others plan an awesome time. So I put together this post mainly for my friend, but if anyone has an interest in a week-long trip (actually about 9 days…

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Top 10 Ways To Connect to Free WiFi in Japan

Top 10 Ways To Connect to Free WiFi in Japan






Internet and Free WiFi in Japan Japan sounds like it’d be a country where everyone has free wi-fi all the time in every spot. Wrong! You can get free wi-fi in Japan but you need to understand there are a lot more rules around it and hoops you need to jump through in order to take advantage of it. But never fear; that’s what this toolkit is all about. After today, you’ll have all the pieces to the free wi-fi…

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Day 2 (first full day) Family Trip to Japan

Day 2 (first full day) Family Trip to Japan






Making our plan for the day in the cafe in our hostel. We got to our meeting spot but couldn’t find the tour guide who was supposed to meet us for the sushi tour. I walked around the walk searching, emailing, and using skype to call and they didn’t go through. Needless to say I became a little confused. I totally felt like the guy in this advertisement. A nearby information center helped point out why my calls weren’t going…

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Kofu, Shioda, Hachioji and back home again

Kofu, Shioda, Hachioji and back home again






Starting the day with Hiroko before heading to Kofu   A picture of Hiroko’s parents, They are stylin those kimonos well!   She accompanied me all the way to Shinjuku to make sure I found the right train. What a good friend! (Fun fact: Shinjuku train station is the busiest train station in the world.)   The Azusa train views from Shinjuku out to the mountainous beauty around Kofu       Toru-san met me at the train station and…

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Tachikawa, Kichijoji, Tsutsujigaoka, & Shinyurigaoka

Tachikawa, Kichijoji, Tsutsujigaoka, & Shinyurigaoka






I know that’s a lot of crazy city names but most of them actually make sense once you know what the kanji means. Anyway, I’ll start this post off with a yummy picture of sweet potato ice cream (Japanese call it purple ice cream) with black sesame paste and sesame nuts on top. Mmmm…   I met a couple of my Phillipino friends that I met at the international language school last year. We met up at a Starbucks in…

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