Posts Tagged "Japan"


Updated on: 07/10/18For most travelers, Hiroshima can be divided up into two main sites.  Inside the town itself, the major destination is Peace Park, the restored site of the first nuclear bomb explosion during warfare, now dedicated to world peace and the abolishing of nuclear weapons.  The bomb was dropped on August 6, 1945, exploding at an altitude of about 1800 feet which virtually destroyed the city in an instant.  The most...

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Updated on: 06/18/18There are many dishes iconic of Japan that I've tried and are worthy of their reputation.  Takoyaki (octopus dumplings), okonomiyaki (fried “whatever-you-want” pancakes), sushi at the Tsukiji Fish Market, gyoza, ramen, and more; its all good and the list is endless.  There is one in particular, however, that isn't even Japanese and it is still one of the most amazing things you can ever have: yakitori. ...

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Updated on: 07/11/18The Japanese onsen is something reported by many travel sites as a cant miss experience.  Many of the more popular spas, powered by incredibly hot spring water, are located in the mountainous regions of the country.  Because of this they are highly regarded not just for their therapeutic values, but for the beauty which the onsen is built around. To me, this sounded like a great experience and something I...

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Updated on: 07/11/18The favorite alcoholic beverage in Japan is most definitely the iconic drink known as sake. Fermented rice in pristine mountain water make up this drink of choice which can range in price of up to $100+ per bottle for the finest choices. The city of Saijo, 35 minutes by JR outside of Hiroshima, is said to produce the finest sake in all of Japan and boasts an impressive 10 breweries! Even more stunning is the fact...

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Updated on: 06/18/18I can't say that I am much of one for slow travel. I get impatient and anxious if I am in a city for more than a just few days. This is partly because I would rather pack more in my travel allotment, accounting for time and money, then spending more time at one particular spot. In fact, I have not visited any international city for longer than 5 nights on any trip. Sometimes, however, the financial aspect catches...

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