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Quest for world’s first Hakata Ippudo restaurant – Tokyo Travel Article

Quest for world’s first Hakata Ippudo restaurant In November 2015, I traveled solo to Japan using the Japan Rail JR Pass. While I was touring in Hakata/Fukuoka of northern Kyushu, I decided to pay a tribute to the very first franchise restaurant of the most popular ramen  chain in the world: Ippudo Ramen, 一風堂 Original taste at the origin of Ippudo Ramen franchise restaurant in Fukuoka Japan Exterior of world’s first Ippudo Ramen restaurant in Fukuoka Japan While Ippudo ramen…

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Tokyo Consult: Project Shinkansen 2016 – Tokyo Travel Article

Tokyo Consult: Project Shinkansen 2016 In October 2016, I traveled to Japan using the 14-day Japan Rail Pass. I did extensive trip planning for visiting off-the-beaten-path and less-traveled-by places because it was my third long trip using the Japan Rail JR Pass. In summary, I traveled from Hokkaido 北海道 , Northeast 東北 region near Akita 秋田, Kanazawa 金沢, Kyushu 九州 Kagoshima 鹿児島, and onto Hakata 博多/Fukuoka 福岡 area; then I slowed down in Kansai 関西 area to make day trips…

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Tokyo Consult: Tokyo Love Story – Tokyo Travel Article

Tokyo Consult: Tokyo Love Story In November 2015, I traveled to Japan using the Japan Rail Pass. When I was visiting Matsuyama 松山 in Shikoku 四国, I decided to follow Japan National Tourism Organization 日本政府観光局 (JNTO) and local tourism office’s recommendation for sightseeing ideas of visiting Tokyo Love Story television drama filming locations. While majority of the television drama scenes took place in downtown Tokyo, some of the most important scenes were filmed at Baishinji station 梅津寺 駅 and in Iyo Ozu 伊予 大洲…

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Family Travel Blog – Tokyo Travel Article

Family Travel Blog Follow my blog with Bloglovin Cycling Along the Tama River Last time we visited in Tokyo in 2013 we had cycled the bottom of the Tama River that flows out between Tokyo and Yokohama. The cycle path starts near the river mouth at Otori and can be cycled upriver (or down) for about 70km. On the last visit we had managed about the first 30km up to Keio-Tamagawa. Our ambition has always been to complete the entire…

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Family Travel Blog – Tokyo Travel Article

Family Travel Blog Follow my blog with Bloglovin Treasure Trove of Exciting Past Times Tokyo is a treasure trove of activities and fun things to do with kids of all ages. Discover what we have enjoyed on our past trips to Tokyo, including some unusual past times in our favourite city of all. Child Friendly Museums: Ghibli Museum in Mitaka Ghibli museum should be on your list of destinations even if if you have not watched any of their incredible…

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How much does it cost to go to Tokyo Japan? – Tokyo Travel Article

How much does it cost to go to Tokyo Japan? Recently Updated!How much does it cost for a trip to go to Japan? Is Tokyo or Japan expensive? Maybe not when you compare Tokyo with Singapore, London or New York City. I believe if your Tokyo Japan trip is planned carefully, money can be very well spent. I have dedicated this blog post to the overall planning and budgeting for your first trip to Japan. Compare Tokyo to Manhattan, Paris,…

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