Week 3: Exploration of Mononoke Island

Week 3 in Japan was a visit to my much beloved movie destination: “Princess Mononoke” by Studio Ghibli or as Yakushima Island had been called by my mother ‘Mononoke Island’. The day by day outline of where we spent our time on this amazing tropical island: Sakurajima & Kagoshima Yakushima: Onaida Nature Trail Yakushima: Onaida…

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Week 2: Resident of Banshu Ako

A day by day account of where we were and some of the experiences we had in Week 2; the highlight being Banshu Ako. Nara Himeji & Banshu Ako Banshu Ako Banshu Ako & Osaka Hiroshima & Miyajima Miyajima & Beppu Beppu & Sakurajima Share

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Week 1: First site of Tokyo

We hit the ground running and tried to accomplish all/most of what we initially wanted to see to Tokyo, but quickly became overwhelmed and needed a little breather. Day by Day account of the locations we were at: Flight to Japan & Kimi Ryokan Ueno Zoo & Imperial Palace Daiba, Shibuya, & Yokohama Yokohama &…

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Urban Camping: Cheap and Easy Travel in Japan

We read a lot about urban camping in Japan, before ever going over there and doing it ourselves. The main thing that made me feel confident about it being safe was that my mother had approved of it and even found it herself AND that on one of the recommendations it had said a police…

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