Buses in Japan. How to Cope.

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Nov 082007
 

I’ve mentioned buses in Japan before, but I thought I would mention them again to give them a little special attention. In order to get to some out-of-the-way places, you will need to ride buses.  They can be the most intimidating of the various forms of mass transit, because they can be a bit confusing,

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More Osaka: Giant Crab vs. Giant Octopus vs. Guy in a Clown Suit

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Nov 032007
 
More Osaka: Giant Crab vs. Giant Octopus vs. Guy in a Clown Suit

It’s Saturday in Osaka, and time to go see more stuff. This will be my last full day in Kansai, so I want to make the most of it. I got up at 8 a.m., slowly got my act together, and made sure to get to the Osaka Aquarium (Kaiyukan) by 10:00 a.m., when it

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Another Big Day in Kyoto

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Oct 282007
 
Another Big Day in Kyoto

Another busy day. Not as good as yesterday, but yesterday was hard to beat. I started off my day by doing laundry at 7:30 a.m. Doing laundry in Japan is kind of handy. I say “kind of” because it has its limits. I’ve noticed that all of the coin-operated washers that I have come across

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