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First Time Japan: 5 Things Not to Forget
5 essentials for your first time in Japan
So you've booked your tickets and made a list of temples to visit, but have you considered these five essential things?
Takamatsu Temple Countdown
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The last few temples before completing the Henro might be the toughest.
The Japanese Language Barrier
Don't just survive the language barrier, break it!
My experience moving to Japan without knowing any Japanese, surviving the language barrier, and slowly starting to break it.
How To Eat Vegetables In Japan
Without the meat surprises
There are moments during a trip to Japan as a vegetarian that you want to sit down and order something off the menu with certainty that there will be no surprise meat involved in the preparation or presentation of your food. Here are my 5 tips to try and take the stress headaches out of eating vegetarian / vegan in this wonderful country.
Eight Applications For Japan
Download these for a stress-free holiday
Japan is a very organised country. Everything happens for a reason and at a certain time. To help make sense of the public transport system, news, food, language and stay safe there are a number of applications you can download.
Ten Tips For Train Travel in Japan
To help you look less like a tourist
Trains are the main mode of transport here in Japan. They will take you from A to B via C and loop round to D if required. The systems in place to facilitate the public transport system take some getting used to, however they are worth it as everything is on time. Here are some of my tips to save your time and sanity.
Nirvana in Kagawa
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Nirvana in Kagawa is the end of the Henro, but what it leads on to is also important.
Enlightenment might be admitting defeat. Old Tiger Henro Part 9
Soft Serve Ice Cream
All flavors and colors under the rainbow
Apart from chocolate, strawberry and vanilla flavors, fruity ones like blueberry, grape, mango, orange ice creams, uniquely Japanese ones like black sesame, green tea, roasted green tea, are also found in shopping districts. It is not uncommon to find a shop selling more than ten flavors. An ice cream shop along the popular Asakusa Shopping Street in Tokyo has thirty flavors, and one shop at Kintai Bridge, Iwakuni City, Yamaguchi Prefecture has a whooping hundred flavors!
Enlightenment In Ehime
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The third stage of Enlightenment in Ehime: Part 7 of Old Tiger Henro's Shikoku Pilgrimage.
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