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JAPAN: Tokyo

16 Jul | Gabe Gonzalez | No Comments

Mt Fuji, Traditional Onsen, and Even More Food!

Mt Fuji is quite a sight to behold. With mountains all around it, Fuji still rises taller than all of its neighbors and can even be seen from northeast Tokyo, 100 miles away. After visiting traditional Japanese museums and art galleries it became clear just how iconic Mt Fuji is in Japanese art, so being …

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2 Jul | Gabe Gonzalez | No Comments

Exploring Tokyo, and More Food!

I’ve been exploring all around Tokyo this past week and I’ve seen so many amazing sights, but a few of these really stuck out to me. I took the picture to the left from the 45th floor of a skyscraper in the heart of Tokyo. The name of the building is the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building …

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2 Jul | Christen Duerring | One Comment

Our Fleeting Time in Tokyo

I can hardly believe that I am only a couple of days away from moving from Tokyo to Kyoto! Most of us are sticking around for the Kyoto part, but the few that are leaving shall be greatly missed. We’ve definitely enjoyed many adventures together, and we are sure to experience more in the next …

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26 Jun | Gabe Gonzalez | No Comments

Temples, Food, and No Time For Sleep!

So it’s now been one week since I arrived in Tokyo, a city unknown to me, on a rainy Thursday afternoon to start my journey with 12 other students that I knew nothing about. Looking back, it feels odd to read that last sentence because it’s hard for me to believe that it’s only been …

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26 Jun | Christen Duerring | One Comment

Komainu, cats, and owls, oh my!

We are now a little more than a full week in, but our days have been packed with amazing places and experiences!   We spent a day in the Asakusa area, with it’s wildly popular Senso-ji temple. As big as it was, with its wide red pillars and huge courtyards, it was filled with tourists …

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18 Jun | Gabe Gonzalez | One Comment

The Journey Begins…

So this is it; I’m actually going to Japan! Up until now, Japan had always seemed to me like some far away land that would forever be unreachable by me, yet here I am with my passport at hand, suitcase packed and I’m ready to take flight first thing tomorrow morning. The 16 hours of …

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