Monthly Archives: March 2008

Day 11: Mt. Fuji

We were hoping that today would be clear. We have had a chance to see Mt. Fuji from the train on two occasions and both times it was cloudy. We started the day by getting on the Romance Car (train … Continue reading

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Tokyo Motorcycle Show

So, just by chance while we were riding the train Krista noticed a sign for the Tokyo motorcycle show which happened to be on while we were here. So, I managed to convince her that I needed to go to … Continue reading

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Day 10: Tokyo

Kumiko worked in the morning today but we were meeting her for lunch leaving us a couple of hours to burn. Once we were up and ready to go, Uncle Kim took us for tour around their neighborhood and through … Continue reading

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Day 9: Kyoto and Tokyo

We had to check out of our ryokan but also had a few hours to pass before getting on the train to go back to Tokyo. After leaving our bags at the inn, we decided to pass on our usual … Continue reading

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Day 8: Kyoto and Nara

So, this morning was early as we needed to be at the train to Nara by around 8:45. So, stopped by our usual breakfast place and had our usual breaky. Then, the next stop was Starbucks for… the usual. The … Continue reading

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Day 7: Kyoto

Today started off at a very slow pace. After all of yesterday’s walking, we thought that we would take it easy today. We found a good breakfast spot; waffles, apple/maple syrup, fruit, oj, tea/coffee and sausage all for $14 for … Continue reading

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Day 6: Kyoto

Our ryokan here is definitely budget accommodations. The beds are absolute shit and the pillows are full of plastic beads. Just f-ing awful. On the positive side, outside of the above, it’s pretty much exactly what we want, traditional Japanese … Continue reading

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Day 5: Hiroshima and Kyoto

A buffet breakfast in Japan is interesting…lots of Western foods and lots of foods that we wouldn’t consider to be breakfast…corn soup, salad, oysters, whole fish with eyes bulging from their heads… We had some time to kill before getting … Continue reading

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Day 4: Hiroshima

Today started with a western style breakfast served to us in our ryokan. It was actually a pretty decent breaky but the don’t have bacon here. It’s just the same cut of meat as bacon but isn’t smoked like in … Continue reading

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Videos from Japan

I thought I’d post a few videos. They’re pretty rough as all I have is capture and transcoding tools on this old laptop. None of the editing tools I have will run on the old CPU in the 4 year … Continue reading

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