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Japan’s Ramen-mania And The Perfect Bowl
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Japan’s Ramen-mania And The Perfect Bowl

My last step on Asian soil was at Tokyo’s Narita Airport. The week before I headed home, I was soaking up as much as I could of the Japanese culture, history, sake, and food. It wasn’t long into the […]

Video: Addicting Aquarium
Video: Addicting Aquarium

Video: Addicting Aquarium

This short video of the world’s second largest aquarium in the world — Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium in Japan (the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta is the record holder, for now, until this beast in Dubai opens […]

Kyoto: The Japanese Neverland
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Kyoto: The Japanese Neverland

Not long ago I wandered wide-eyed through the glory that is Kyoto. The ultra-modern Kyoto station gives way to an incomprehensible density of temples and shrines. It makes it feel like the steel and concrete […]

Learn The Language? No, Just Get A Pair Of Smart Glasses Instead
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Learn The Language? No, Just Get A Pair Of Smart Glasses Instead

This BBC article actually made me tilt my head a little and sigh, “wow,” under my breath (that hasn’t happened in a while). A company has just announced the invention of a pair of glasses […]

Sumo Wrestling 101
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Sumo Wrestling 101

If there was one thing I could have changed about my recent trip to Japan, it would have to be the date. I say that only for the sole reason that it wasn’t sumo tournament season. The […]

Japan In Pictures
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Japan In Pictures

By Jon Wick To see more shots of my recent adventures through Japan, Vietnam (and once I have some free time, Korea), please visit my Flickr photostream.

Tried And True: Japan On The Cheap
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Tried And True: Japan On The Cheap

Japan’s reputation is true; it is expensive as you’ve heard. Matt pretty much nailed it with this post, but it doesn’t have to break the bank (but don’t expect a SE Asia kind of cheap). […]

Tokyo: The Electronics Promised Land
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Tokyo: The Electronics Promised Land

I’ve never been to Norway, until that happens, I won’t know what it’s like to visit the place of your ancestry. For the last couple days, this question has been spinning through my mind as […]

Kyoto, Japan: You Can’t Rain On This Temple Parade
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Kyoto, Japan: You Can’t Rain On This Temple Parade

The first day or two of any trip to a new country, you really just spend some time getting your bearings. Here in Japan . . . not gonna happen. There’s just too much to […]

TheExped Is Japan Bound!
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TheExped Is Japan Bound!

As I wrap up my time in Asia, I’m fortunate to have the opportunity to squeeze in a trip to one of the most idyllic of Asian destinations out there: Japan. A few hostel reservations […]