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November 24th, 2010 / by / in: travel / 1 Response

I know I said I was finished with Japan stuff, but I forgot about this photo. I think this was Shinagawa Station. This is the coolest thing ever: if you press “help” on the ticket-buying kiosks, a DUDE POPS OUT OF THE WALL. Literally. The wall opens and there’s a […]

日本: tsukiji market

November 24th, 2010 / by / in: travel / 3 Responses

Are you bored of hearing about Japan yet? THIS IS MY LAST ENTRY! Well, last entry about Japan, that is. At least, until I go again. (Maybe next year, or as soon as a cheap YYZ-NRT or YYZ-HND flight pops up. I have no qualms about going to Tokyo for […]

日本: the cat cafe

November 24th, 2010 / by / in: travel / 2 Responses

Does this require an entire entry? Probably not, but a lot of people asked me about it, so here it is! We went to a cat cafe in Ikebukuro called Cat Cafe Nekorobi. In case you’re never heard of a cat cafe, they are basically cafes where you can hang […]

日本: yokohama

November 24th, 2010 / by / in: travel / No responses

I swear, I’m almost done with these Japan entries! Yes, Yokohama is a weird choice for a visit to Japan. Yokohama is a boring suburb. What’s in Yokohama? WELL, I’M GLAD YOU ASKED. The Ramen Museum! Outside Yokohama Station. There were actually police EVERYWHERE, but I (obviously) didn’t take a […]

日本: dinner with chie

November 21st, 2010 / by / in: travel / No responses

After our day in Odaiba, we met up with some friends of our Japanese teacher for dinner. They were amazing — they picked a Japanese restaurant we would never have found and ordered all kinds of delicious things we would have never ordered. They were super nice and luckily their […]

日本: odaiba

November 20th, 2010 / by / in: travel / 2 Responses

Odaiba is a large, man-made island in Tokyo. On the way into Tokyo (if you drive or take the bus), the ferris wheel and weird-looking Fuji TV building in Odaiba are visible and pretty iconic. We hadn’t been before, and I wanted to see the new Hello Kitty thing that […]

日本: hakone, day two

November 15th, 2010 / by / in: travel / 5 Responses

Day one in Hakone is here. Due to the continuing effects of jetlag, I woke up super early on our second day at the ryokan in Hakone. This worked out well because I had lots of time in the morning to sit in the onsen, stare at the mountains, and […]

日本: hakone, day one

November 14th, 2010 / by / in: travel / 15 Responses

For the second day of our trip, we headed to Hakone. Hakone is about an hour outside of Tokyo via train (close to Mt. Fuji), and is popular for its onsen (hot spring) resorts. We wanted to stay in a ryokan (traditional Japanese inn), and as mentioned, I booked one […]

日本: destination tokyo

November 14th, 2010 / by / in: travel / 4 Responses

Tadaima! I’m back from Japan and I had an awesome time. Tokyo is definitely my favourite city in the world. I have about a billion photos to post, but I’ll start from day one. Tokyo, here I come! At YVR, on our way to NRT. Fell asleep immediately after landing at […]