Slow Train to Nagano

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Nov 042007
 

Today was another travel day. A very long one, at that. Sayonara, Osaka. It was fun. I have to come back sometime. I really loved it there. Now off to Nagano, which takes a while to get to from Osaka. Back in Nagoya The Business Hotel Nissei was good to me. I got to sleep

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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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Oh, Osaka! Castles and Towers and Okonomiyaki!

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Nov 022007
 
Oh, Osaka! Castles and Towers and Okonomiyaki!

Today I left fun fun Fukuoka for Osaka. The shinkansen ride took about 2:45, and I got there right at 1:45 p.m. The way the shinkansen works is that it runs on special tracks designed for high-speed rail. This means that not every station is equipped to handle these trains. So Instead of going to

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