Travel Report: Riding The Shinkansen Bullet Train, Japan.

On the Shinkansen Bullet train Japan.

Reading from China? This travel report contains YouTube videos, which can only be viewed with a VPN! February 2019. After thirteen wondrous days in the Japanese capital and a cool day trip with Sunrise Tours checking out Mount Fuji, Fuji-Q Highland Amusement Park, Lake Ashi and Mount Hakone, all that was left to do was […]

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Travel Report: Mount Hakone & The Komagatake Ropeway, Japan.

Mount Hakone from Lake Ashi Japan.

Reading from China? This travel report contains a YouTube video, which can only be viewed with a VPN! February 2019. Spare a thought for poor old Mount Hakone; destined to forever cower in the shadow of its bigger, more popular sister volcano Mount Fuji. Like most people I hadn’t even heard of it prior to […]

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Travel Report: Lake Ashi – Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, Japan.

Visit Lake Ashi Japan.

Reading from China? This travel report contains a YouTube video, which can only be viewed with a VPN! February 2019. Japan’s Lake Ashi is a stunning crater lake located in the heart of Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park. It was formed over 3000 years ago by the eruption of another volcano, Mount Hakone, which is exactly where our […]

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Travel Report: Fuji-Q Highland Amusement Park, Japan.

Fuji-Q Highland Amusement Park Mount Fuji Japan.

Reading from China? This travel report contains a YouTube video, which can only be viewed with a VPN! February 2019. We’d just finished up at Mount Fuji’s 1st station when Hiro announced it was time for lunch. Climbing back onto our coach, it was just a fifteen-minute drive down to Fuji-Q Highland, one of Japan’s most […]

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Travel Report: Mount Fuji, Japan.

Mount Fuji from Fujisan World Heritage Center Japan.

Reading from China? This travel report contains YouTube videos, which can only be viewed with a VPN! February 2019. “Are you going to Osaka?!” “No, not this time”. “Oh you’ve GOT to see Kyoto!” “Maybe next time”. I got so many non-Tokyo recommendations from friends in the buildup to my Japan trip, but I felt like this time I […]

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Travel Report: How To Ride The Tokyo Subway, Trains & Electric Lines Part I.

How To Ride The Tokyo Subway

Reading from China? This travel report contains a YouTube video, which can only be viewed with a VPN! February 2019. Whatever your sightseeing plans are in Tokyo, you’re almost certainly going to have to deal with the Tokyo Metro, its interlinked Toei Subway lines and a number of independent electric lines. This multiple company setup […]

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Travel Report: Ginza Bay Hotel, Tokyo.

Exterior Ginza Bay Hotel Tokyo.

Reading from China? This travel report contains a YouTube video, which can only be viewed with a VPN! February 2019. For my last few days in Tokyo I switched accommodation for the third and final time. After the budget-friendly convenience of Oak Hostel Sakura and the opulence of Park Hyatt Tokyo this time I wanted […]

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Travel Report: Aoyama Cemetery & Hachiko’s Grave, Tokyo.

Aoyama Cemetery Tokyo.

Reading from China? This travel report contains a YouTube video, which can only be viewed with a VPN! February 2019. Regular LL readers will know that wherever I am in the world I do love a good cemetery! But with all the things to see and do in Tokyo I very nearly didn’t make it […]

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Travel Report: The Cat Waving Temple (Gotokuji Temple), Tokyo.

Cat army Gotokuji Temple Cat Waving Temple Tokyo.

Reading from China? This travel report contains a YouTube video, which can only be viewed with a VPN! February 2019. Tucked away in a peaceful, leafy Tokyo neighborhood, in many ways Gotokuji Temple is an entirely ordinary little compound. In fact, at first glance there’s literally nothing to distinguish it from any of the other […]

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