Robot Restaurant

Robot Restaurant

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The Robot Restaurant I thought I would describe my experience at the Robot Restaurant in Shinjuku, Tokyo. And I know most of you have already seen something about it on TV, I know atlas that Bourdain was there on a show and I'm sure several others have been as well. But I've yet to see a report that can cover everything the Robot Restaurant is, and I'm certain my attempt won't either. Anyway,  I was eating breakfast in my hostels kitchen next to two guys I didn't know who where browsing through some pamphlets when they suddenly asked me what I had planned to do that day. When I said that I had nothing special planned they asked me if I was interested in going to this Robot cabaret thing that had a 3 for…
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Tokyo

Tokyo

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Tokyo This post will be about Tokyo but since I covered a few general topics about Japan in a previous post on you might want to check that out as well. Getting around In Tokyo the preferred way of getting around is the subway. Which in my experience works great, is fairly inexpensive (single ticket between 1,5-2USD depending on route) and can take you pretty much anywhere in the metropolitan area resonably fast. But if you're there for an extended stay they offer allday passes in a variety of days. If your coming to Tokyo from the airport you can buy a multiday Tokyo subway-pass at a discount in combination with the train ticket to Tokyo railway station. I do recommend picking up a subway map so you can check…
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Koya-san

Koya-san

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Koya-san Koya-san is a 900 meter tall mountain in the vicinity of Osaka. What special about Koya-san is that it is the birthplace of Shingon Buddhism which started there 1200 years ago. Which still is one of the most important buddhist sects in Japan. Today it is a secluded temple town, meaning that there is almost as much temples as as people. Well not really but 117 temples is still a lot. Since Koya-san became a UNESCO world heritage site it has seen quite an upswing in tourists outside of the normal pilgrims, but when I was last there it still felt rather peaceful. There are an average of about six thousand inhabitant in the village so even if it is secluded it still is a fairly large village. Getting…
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Fuji – Ascending the Summit

Fuji – Ascending the Summit

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Fuji Or Fuji-san as it's called in Japan is the tallest mountain in the country and is easy accessible from Tokyo. Is ascending the mountain and reaching the summit something anyone can do? If you're in good health and not completely out of shape then in my experience yes! Will it be easy? Probably not, Fuji is after all a 3776 meter tall mountain. But if you decide to do this during a popular period of the year you will see both pensioners and children on route to the top. But there are some pitfalls to be avoided which I will get to later. When to go The mountain is climbable all year round, but on the main route there are several huts, bathrooms, rescue personal on standby, etc. which are…
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Japan – A Travel Report

Japan – A Travel Report

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Japan Where to begin when broaching something as large as Japan? I personally have always been interested in the country because of their rich history and culture, and have since my first visit there studied a few semesters of the Japanese language. Which might be an indication that I really enjoyed my stay there. In an effort to minimise my ramblings this post will be divided into sections and since there is far to much to write about this will be about Japan in general. More about specific things you can do, destinations etc. will be in separate posts.   The Climate Japan has a mainly temperate climate but it varies greatly because of the country length. From the northernmost Hokkaido with cold winters and cool summers to Okinawa in the south with a subtropical climate. Therefore…
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