My Travels

by / on January 31, 2012 at 5:04 PM / in Akame-shujuhachi-taki, Mie-ken, My Travels, Out Of The Box

Akame Shijuhachitaki Falls!

    Went to Akame Shijuhachitaki Falls (赤目四十八滝–Akame 48 Waterfalls) today…a definite out of the box adventure. Enjoyed the hike, onsen and local delicacies! Here’s a bit more about these waterfalls: Akame Shijuhachitaki Falls is a collective name for numerous big and small cascades in the valley of about 4km length, situated at the upstream of Taki River that flows at […]

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by / on October 12, 2011 at 9:16 PM / in Hikone, Hikone Castle, My Travels, Out Of The Box

Hikone Castle: Bastion of the Li Samurai Warriors!

Hikone Castle; one of only four original castles in Japan designated as a Special Place of Historical Interest in 1956, with an area of 0.25 square km, circumference of 4km, and height of 50m. Though at the beginning of the Meiji Era in 1868 it was scheduled to be dismantled, a request from the emperor himself after touring the grounds […]

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by / on September 25, 2011 at 10:03 PM / in My Travels, Out Of The Box

Universal Studios Japan: A Hollywood Experience!

Of the few amusement parks in Japan that are both worth going to and taking along friends, I can say readily that Universal Studios Japan is one of them. Located on the man-made archipelago of Sakura-jima in Osaka-fu,Universal Studios Japan is a massive park themed around various Universal Studios characters and movies – Snoopy, Spiderman, Jaws, Jurassic Park, etc. Easily reachable […]

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by / on September 24, 2011 at 11:02 PM / in Mie-ken, My Travels

Adventure World: A Family Affair!

Adventure World in Shirahama: In Japan there are varied amusement parks for weary families of Golden Week or weekend travels; Universal Studios Japan (affectionately known as USJ) or Tokyo Disney Land are a few more notable. But in the boondocks of all amusement parks, in a hilly, green-infested town spilling out from the highway, you can find Adventure World.  Adventure […]

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