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Jun 15, 2014 - circling the sandobaru

Our ship docked in Maizuru so its passengers could visit Kyoto. Kyoto is a wonderful city; it was Japan’s capital for hundreds of years and still is a cultural center. Kyo Castle, the best surviving example of castle architecture from the feudal era is there. The Golden Pavillion ideally situated on a lake which reflects its beauty, is one of the most popular attractions in Japan. But we did not choose to go to Kyoto. Why? It was a two hours drive away. Cruise ship companies do this a lot. They make you think that Paris, Berlin, and Rome...

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Dec 9, 2005 - Osaka to Tajima

Konichiwa! Last week (link to archive) we left off jet-lagged at the Osaka Airport Hotel. This week we travel to my new favorite place in Japan: Kinosaki. ATM Because of my own stupidity, I was broke most of the trip. The Osaka airport is where I first tried to withdraw 100,000 yen, instead of 10,000 (I wanted roughly $100 USD). The exchange rate is about $1 USD = 118.620 Japanese Yen. But I foolishly had the exchange rate wrong. I kept adding an extra zero, which not only denied me the cash I so desperately needed but even worse put up red...

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