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Japan: Fushimi-inari Temple

Day 11: Fushimi-inari Temple Staying in Nara for less than 24 hours, is, of course, not advisable. Though Nara is just a small city with narrow roads (like other japanese cities), it’s parks and alleyways are to be consumed by walking. I did walk for an hour in the morning and was pretty impressed with […]

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Todai-ji Temple in Nara

Nara is Japan’s first real capital. We arrived in this small city in late afternoon while the sunset struggled to shine behind the heavy nimbus clouds. It looked it’s gonna rain any moment, but we thought it’s gonna hold up there while we were exploring Todai-ji Temple and its surroundings. JAPAN IS THE LAND OF […]

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Iga Ninja Museum Ueno in Japan has all things ninja.

Ninja Museum

We left Shizuoka at 8:00 a.m. for a 6-hour trip to the Ninja Museum at Igaryu.  Ninja Museum is an interesting place where visitors are shown (or educated) to the world of Ninja. The museum looks like a farmhouse to me. It’s a deception, of course!  A ninja, named Taroujirou once lived here. Don’t ask me who […]

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Gyokuro No Sato Teahouse in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan.

Japanese Tea Ceremony at Gyokuro No Sato Teahouse

After spending five days in Tokyo alone, it’s time for me to meet other couch surfers who are also travelling in Japan. Mochan, a fellow couch surfer and founder of Wish Club, organized a 5-day road trip for all of us in his small van which would take us to different places which he thinks […]

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gay Tokyo Japan

Japan – Gay Tokyo

A trip to Tokyo for me is not complete without visiting any gay bars in this crazy, busy city where everyone (or almost?) chases time and money. Here are some golden queer places for everyone out there who wants to polish their queerness or at least, be queer for a night in Tokyo. Shinjuku San-chome is […]

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Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo, Japan.

An early morning at Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo

I have no decent sleep—because I slept in a sauna last night. I woke at 4:30 a.m not because I had to go to Tsukiji Market to watch the tuna auction which starts at 5:30. Yes, I know it’s too early for a traveler to wake up, right? But, who would miss a live tuna auction? 😉 […]

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Tokyo by night looks like Paris.

Tokyo By Night Looks Like Paris

Tokyo by night looks like Paris. There’s a tower in the middle of the city that looks like an Eiffel Tower but a bit smaller in size. And where’s the best place to view Tokyo’s skyline at night? Head over to Roponggi Hills, known for the Japanese yuppies and fashionistas. JAPAN IS THE LAND OF […]

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Green Plaza Capsule Hotel at Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan.

Capsule Hotel in Tokyo

I slept at a capsule hotel, called Green Plaza Shinjuku Capsule Hotel. Boy, you’ve got to experience sleeping in a capsule hotel, which is more like sleeping inside your own tomb. 🙂 “Yes, I’d recommend it for the bizarre experience of it!” 😀 I was blown away by the 630 tomb-like capsules where most customers are ranging […]

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Sumo Wrestling at Ryogukan Sumo Stadium in Tokyo, Japan.

My First Sumo Wrestling

No, it wasn’t me in the ring. I didn’t fight. I’m too tiny for that. LOL.  I am one of those lucky travellers in Japan who came here during Sumo season: January, May and September. Sumo Wrestling at Ryogukan Sumo Stadium in Tokyo, Japan.Sumo Wrestling at Ryogukan Sumo Stadium in Tokyo, Japan.Yesterday I went and watched […]

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Sensoji Temple is a Buddhist Temple in Tokyo, Japan.

Burning Joss Sticks at Sensoji Temple

I went to SensoJi Temple today to burn joss sticks. Like the rest of humanity, I have some wishes, too. 😉 I went there on late afternoon when students and working people were done with their daily routine. So, that’s why it was crowded. Youngsters came in fashionable but strange kind of way. In front of […]

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