Tuesday, May 30, 2006 - Himeji Castle

May 30th, 2006 by Todd

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

May 28th, 2006 by Todd

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

May 27th, 2006 by Todd

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

May 27th, 2006 by Todd

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

May 27th, 2006 by Todd

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

May 26th, 2006 by Todd

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

May 26th, 2006 by Todd

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

May 25th, 2006 by Todd

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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Tuesday, May 23, 2006 - Nikko

May 23rd, 2006 by Todd

Today we went to Nikko. When they say day trip, they mean it. There was a lot of stuff we wanted to see but it was getting late and we were going to miss the bus back to the train station.

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Monday, May 22, 2006

May 22nd, 2006 by Todd

Here’s how I’m going to do the daily posts.  I’ll start out with a little summary paragraph and then mention more details after the “more” link.

After having breakfast at the hotel, walked around the city for a couple hours.  Then we went off to the Studio Ghibli museum and stopped over at Akihabara.
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