Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained
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Written by leolaksi
February 6, 2009 at 7:09 am
Posted in Japan, Photography, Travel
Tagged with Japan, Leica, Noctilux, Osaka, Photography, Travel
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How was your Osaka trip?
I’m going to Japan around the end of March and staying there til the end of May. I’m just wondering if you have any other recommendations for must-see spots in Japan besides major cities like Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, etc.
My friend wants to go see Himeji castle, but I’m not sure I wanna go there. The town looks like it has nothing much besides the castle lol.
February 6, 2009 at 7:21 pm
Hi. I would bypass Osaka (and Kobe). Kyoto and Nara are the same trip so that’s easy. I would recommend more natural places like Hakone which has many hot springs. Hakone is just south of Tokyo. Of course Nikko is nice. If I had to choose I would pick Hakone. View of Fujiyama if you lucky. A beautiful lake. And the Open Air Museum, a must see. I would also recommend Hiroshima just because that’s where the US dropped the A-bomb. The experience of walking around ground zero and visiting the museum are powerful emotionally. Also check out Miyajima Island a little south of Hiroshima. Check it out on the internet. See ya.
February 6, 2009 at 7:32 pm
I think it doesn’t hurt to drop at Osaka for a day, just to try the famous Okonomiyaki. Wanna know whether it lives up to its hype!
February 6, 2009 at 8:01 pm
good idea. recommend the osaka station area. lots to do and see there. and the best yakitori i ever had is located there.
February 6, 2009 at 8:11 pm
Yakitori? Is that Japanese for street food?
February 7, 2009 at 5:51 am
No. Yakitori is skewered chicken or chicken organs like liver or gizzards that are then grilled on a hibachi. Quite tasty.
February 7, 2009 at 6:17 am
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