Category Archives: Japan

Shinkansen to Tokyo

We’ve added another mode of transportation to our long list of conveyances:  Shinkansen.  That’s ‘bullet train’ for you Westerners.  It’s a wonderful experience to be zipping along at 200+ MPH, though it’s a little unnerving at first to see the … Continue reading

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The Nikki has Landed

Indi and I are happy to report that we have been joined for the next week+ by one of our best friends!  Nikki and her husband, Brad, took the road trip to California with us back in April and waved … Continue reading

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Double Review: Kiki’s Delivery Service / Howl’s Moving Castle

Kiki’s Delivery Service Another one of Indi’s favorites. I sat down prepared for a cute animated film and was not disappointed. I don’t think it carried near the heft that Totoro did as far as the story is concerned, as … Continue reading

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Winter is Coming

  You could probably say it’s already here, but we do still have some warm days in Osaka. Though money is getting tighter for us, we broke down and bought some winterized clothing, as the ol’ shorts and t-shirt routine … Continue reading

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Dining in Japan

An experience that is still taking some adjusting to in Japan is eating out. We are staying at a guesthouse that has a supplied kitchen (much like the places we stayed at in New Zealand) so we cook in sometimes, … Continue reading

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Money Talks

Well, we’ve amended our travel plans. Again. But it’s a good thing. Indi and I sat down today to really hammer out the details of the next leg of our journey. We looked at the money we have, the money … Continue reading

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Osaka Castle and Park

I am very thankful that the short cold snap has relinquished and allowed us some warmer days, as I do not feel I am ready for cold weather yet. Also, it’s much easier to get out and go for a … Continue reading

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