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A Trip to Japan




I've been back to Japan twice more since this trip.  My Second Trip to Japan was a three week trip from the southern Island of Kyushu up to Tokyo.  My Third Trip to Japan was in the less frequently traveled islands of Kyushu and Shikoku.
Tokyo Nikko Toyohashi Nara North West Kyoto Aizu Spring Festival

Tokyo Tower
Tokyo

We flew into Tokyo and stayed a few days to try and get used to the time change and culture shock.  Tokyo is an amazing city with both Ancient building and traditions and a very modern edge.
(2 days)
God of Thunder
Nikko

Nikko was our first experience outside of Tokyo.  Nikko is very popular destination in Japan and has an amazing collection of temples and shrines.  We stayed in a traditional hotel or Ryokan.
(1 day)
Climbing Toward Castle
Aizu-Wakamatsu Spring Festival

Jo-anne - one of Thao's friends from University lives in Aizu and was nice enough to put us up for 2 days.  While in Aizu, there was a spring festival at the local castle - a trip highlight.
(2 days)
Golden Pavilion
North West Kyoto

Kyoto - what can you say!  We started with the North West of Kyoto and saw a castle, a golden temple and had a great time drinking in public.
(1 day)
Miyako Idori
East Kyoto

On our second day in Kyoto we walked down the path of philosophy and hung out the Geisha district.
(1 day)
Golden Statue From the Side
Nara

Nara is the origin of government in Japan.  Mark worked at Tenri - a town close to Nara and Mark recommended stopping by to see the giant statue.
(1 day)
Deca
Toyohashi

Deca, Thao's brother was staying in Toyohashi teaching English.  Toyohashi isn't a regular tourist stop but it was nice to see Deca.
(1 day)
Tokyo Again

We had completed our trip around Japan and returned to Tokyo for a few days of shopping and last minuet touring.
(2 days)


Miyako Idori
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Deca
Climbing Toward Castle
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Golden Pavilion
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Tokyo Tower
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Golden Statue From the Side
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God of Thunder
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From: John Harvey Photo > Trips out of the Country > A Trip to Japan

Very interesting travel blog for your Japan visits. Well done!
Rey Ramos
Friday, June 29th, 2007 at 12:24:48

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