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I have been in Japan over one month. I can’t really believe it. I’ve have so much stuff to write about, but I’ve been so busy it has been hard to find the time. I still have 6gb of photos to go through. You’ll be seeing Japan updates for a while I think.

Tomorrow is the last day of my rail pass. I’ll be leaving Tokyo and going to Fukuoka where I can get the ferry to South Korea. I’m hoping to stop and see Mt. Fuji on the way if the weather is clear.

Today I was in Nikko and went to the fish market at 6am. Had sushi for breakfast. Yesterday I was at Shibuya and Shinjuku and was up early to talk with the family for Thanksgiving. (Japan had their Thanksgiving on Friday. Yes, they have it.) Thursday I went and hit Roppongi at night with a guy from Wales, London and Switzerland. A good time was had by all. I’ll be going into more detail on all those neighborhoods later.

I’m staying at a capsule hotel for the second night tonight in Akihabara, the big electronics district. It is……different.

I also got an iPod Touch at the Apple Store in Ginza. It is amazing. If only there were more open wifi ports in Tokyo.

I’ve also hit a point where I have amassed so many photos I’m going to start doing a daily photo on the website. I think it is a good way for people to enjoy some of the sights I’ve seen without having to slog through all my stuff on Flickr.

I think I’m going to take a day of rest in Fukuoka. I’ve exhausted

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  1. Ladyexpat says:

    Would love to hear about the Japanese Rail Pass. I am tentatively planning a “rail pass” trip in Japan next summer.

    Enjoy Korea. You will find that buses are cheap and a great way to get around the country. We also have the KTX– high speed rail.

    Lots to see and do on the ROK>

  2. Mike Ralls says:

    Roppongi . . . man that takes me back. Hoper you had a wild time there. Can’t wait to hear about it.

    While in Fukuoka, try and go to this place:
    http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff310/MikeandSuzyRalls/Pre-Wedding/DSCN0166.jpg

    It’s a place that serves different types of Ramen from all over Japan. I got a definite “Iron Chef” vibe from it.
    http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff310/MikeandSuzyRalls/Pre-Wedding/DSCN0164.jpg

    Also, for what it’s worth, the girls in Fukuoka aren’t as used to foreigners as the girls in Tokyo or Osoka are. That can be a definite plus.

    Cheers,
    Mike

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