Shizuoka

Shizuoka

Shizuoka was originally intended as a day trip with my friends, but because I got so sick I had to cancel last minute. Since I was upset I couldn’t go as planned, I made a spontaneous stopover in Shizuoka on my way back to Tokyo. It was already late by the time I left Nagoya, so I arrived in Shizuoka close to 4pm. Unfortunately all the places I wanted to see like the Miho no Matsubara and Kunozan Toshogu are…

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Kyoto

Kyoto

Kyoto always seems like my go-to spot to visit whenever I do day trips from Nagoya. It’s about an hour away by bullet train and there’s enough places I enjoy visiting that I just alternate between locations whenever I go. This time I took Taku-san’s recommendation and visited Kitano-Tenmangu to see the plum blossoms and I also went to Njio Castle for the first time. After arriving at Kyoto Station I took the JR Sagano line over to Enmachi Station,…

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Side Trips

Side Trips

I had a couple side trips planned during my week in Nagoya. Before I left for Japan I bought a JR nationwide pass for travel within 7 days. I had to calculate the cost of all the trips I was taking to make sure the pass would be cheaper. Even though I missed one of the trips (more on that later), it was definitely worth buying. I saved not only on the bullet train but also taking the local JR…

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Nagoya

Nagoya

The next leg of my trip I spent mostly in Nagoya. I think this is where I crammed in too much of my activities. I was out everyday trying to meet people and by the end of the week I was so exhausted I was in need of another vacation. =P
 I think what I missed most about living in Nagoya was all the things I used to do daily. Browsing the shops on my days off, going grocery shopping…

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Tokyo

Tokyo

I did a three week trip to Asia last month! It’s been a year and a half since I’ve been back to Japan, so I really crammed a lot in to make the most of my time. Aside from seeing friends and doing my obligatory shopping runs, I did manage to make a couple day trips out to go sightseeing as well. The first few days I spent in Tokyo. I really didn’t venture to new places while I was there, but…

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