Archive for the 'In Japan' Category

Friday, June 2, 2006 - Hiroshima Park

Saturday, June 3rd, 2006

This time I’m typing this up on the shinkansen. About halfway into the second leg of travel. Today we didn’t do much again aside from going to hiroshima park since we didn’t know if we could get it done in a few hours or how long it will take.

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Thursday, June 1, 2006 - Miyajima

Thursday, June 1st, 2006

Today we got to Hiroshima and went to Miyajima.  Going to cut this post short as well and expand on it when I get time since we are going to get up early Tomorrow to head to peace park before heading back to Asakusa at 5:00 PM.

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Tuesday, May 30, 2006 - Himeji Castle

Tuesday, May 30th, 2006

Didn’t go to a lot of places today because Himeji Castle was about an hour away via shinkansen. So we went there for the day and came back.

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Sunday, May 28, 2006 - Harajuku and Trip to Kyoto

Sunday, May 28th, 2006

Today was a rather light day. Stopped at Harajuku in the morning to take pictures of the cosplayers and then got on the shinkansen (bullet train) to Kyoto.

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Quick factoid from plane

Saturday, May 27th, 2006

Going through old papers to toss and found this. Wrote it when I was on the plane to Japan. They had a flight tracker channel so you can see the plane’s progress. It also showed the stats about the aircraft itself. The cruising altitude was 38,000 ft. The ground speed got up to around 525 mph or so. Seems like I saw it go above that at some points but can’t quite remember. And at that altitude the outside air temperature was -78° F.

Saturday, May 27, 2006 - Ginza and Akihabara

Saturday, May 27th, 2006

Today was the first real crappy weather day. Sucks because we wanted to get pictures and stuff from Akihabara. I ended up going to Ginza by myself and met with cousin in Akihabara (I love that place) afterwards.

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Added cousin’s page to the list of links

Saturday, May 27th, 2006

The preverbial cousin I keep talking about finally has a blog.  For some reason didn’t want to post to the same blog as mine.  Will be good to keep all the media separate though.  Anyway, his blog is at japan.vrillusions.com/kevin or just click on the link to the side.

Also noticed that Fridays review didn’t get posted.  For some reason it got saved as a draft so I could see it when logged in but no one else could.

Friday, May 26, 2006 - Harajuku and Shibuya

Friday, May 26th, 2006

Today we went to Harajuku and Shibuya pretty much just to take in the crowds although ended up doing a little bit of shopping. Stuck around for a little bit so we could catch the famous Shibuya station at night.

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Thursday, May 25, 2006 - Akihabara Shopping

Friday, May 26th, 2006

Today we went back to Akihabara to do some shopping. Afterwards we pretty much just went back to the hotel to play with the new stuff we got and I took a little stroll in Shinjuku around 11:30 PM.

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Wedsneday, May 24, 2006 - Shinjuku area

Thursday, May 25th, 2006

I pretty much passed out once we checked in to the new hotel so didn’t post anything yesterday. We’re at the new hotel. Tried to make it a light day and just did a short walk around Shinjuku and went to the Tokyo Metropolitan Goverment Building.

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