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Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Feb 16, 2013 - 10:28pm PT


"死に向かっています。!!!"
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Feb 16, 2013 - 10:30pm PT
Just to set the mood

http://www.hulu.com/watch/215825?playlist_id=1335&asset_scope=movies
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 16, 2013 - 10:34pm PT
Driving/car rental ain't gonna happen. Japan Railway, for sure.

Edit:
"Get a guide book that will give you a range of places to stay..."

Suggestion?

Edit2:

TGT, 'Hidden Fortress' is awesome!
Jan

Mountain climber
Okinawa, Japan
Feb 17, 2013 - 08:10am PT
Check out the guidebooks on Amazon.

Insight Guides are always the most detailed in regard to cultural information.

Frommer's is a good middle class guide and

The Lonely Planet guides cater to the cheaper places.
S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Feb 25, 2013 - 11:19pm PT
suicide forest of Japan:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aokigahara
S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Mar 5, 2013 - 11:21pm PT
plane tickets bought, psyched!!!
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Mar 5, 2013 - 11:45pm PT
I've always thought I would want to visit the Hiroshima Peace memorial.
Jan

Mountain climber
Okinawa, Japan
Mar 5, 2013 - 11:46pm PT
Congratulationson buying the tickers! That's 90% of the battle.

I can't tell you how many people have told me they envy my travels and want to go with me the next time, yet always have an excuse for not doing so.

And don't forget to write a TR after you return!
S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Mar 5, 2013 - 11:55pm PT
yes GD, definitely going to check out the memorial.

Going with my inlaws from Mexico City so should be interesting, I'll do a brief TR.

It will take me longer to drive to MC, than the flight to Japan.
Guangzhou

Trad climber
Asia, Indonesia, East Java
Mar 6, 2013 - 11:54pm PT
Enjoy the trip. Japan is full of great things to see and experience.

Looking forward to reading about your experience here.

Eman
S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Apr 5, 2013 - 05:08pm PT
Thanks Eman!

We are driving to Mexico City on the 3rd of May and flying to Tokyo on the 10th.

How far is Okinawa from the mainland? Approx how many days, budget will have to be allocated to go there from the mainland?

Any other suggestions on MUST SEE locations?

No climbing this time. We will be there for about 10 days and definitely plan on taking the train to Hiroshima.
S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Apr 8, 2013 - 06:13pm PT
bump

Anybody been across the Seto-Ohasi Bridge?
Shiho

Trad climber
Salt Lake City
Apr 8, 2013 - 07:34pm PT
I absolutely love visiting Kyoto. Here are some pics from a recent trip that I did.
Kinkaku-ji
Kinkaku-ji
Credit: Shiho
one of the oldest temples in Japan.  Forgot what it's called, but it's...
one of the oldest temples in Japan. Forgot what it's called, but it's the one that's on 10 yen.
Credit: Shiho
Credit: Shiho
Credit: Shiho
Credit: Shiho
Credit: Shiho
Credit: Shiho

Tokyo to Okinawa is quite far and expensive, I believe. Have fun out there!
S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Apr 8, 2013 - 07:44pm PT
Thanks Shiho! great shots.
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 8, 2013 - 09:14pm PT
Your timing is excellent- I'm hitting the road tomorrow, with a flight to Tokyo leaving Friday. I've put a bunch of work into figuring out an itinerary, and though I'm a little intimidated, it's exciting that the trip is right around the corner. Your pictures really help the psyche factor!
S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Apr 8, 2013 - 09:19pm PT
If you don't mind me asking, what is your itinerary?

Have a great trip!
John Duffield

Mountain climber
New York
Apr 8, 2013 - 09:26pm PT


Toori
Toori
Credit: John Duffield
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 8, 2013 - 11:32pm PT
Tokyo for about 4 days, then Kamakura for a day or two, then Kyoto for four days, then back to Tokyo to fly home. Not nearly enough time, but I'm sure it will whet my appetite for another trip!
Shiho

Trad climber
Salt Lake City
Apr 9, 2013 - 11:47am PT
My roommates went to Japan about a month ago and took good pics. Maybe I can convince them to post some here.

While in Japan, don't forget to pay a visit to a convenient store like 7-eleven. They sell really good food for cheap. If you like to drink, they also sell whiskey and soda in a can!
S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
May 23, 2013 - 09:31pm PT
about to head back to the states after 10 days in Japan.I loved it!
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