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The Japan Experience

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Pale sakura in Tokyo Imperial Palace, Akihabara, Gundam in Odaiba and me in a torii gate

 

Japan, an archipelago of 6,852 islands in East Asia. The four largest islands are Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu, and Shikoku.  Honshu is the largest of the four and is where Tokyo and Osaka are located. Being a perpetual pioneer in present-day technology, Japan also thrives in preserving their old traditions and unique culture. Visitors can see the unobstructed difference of  the Japanese modern life to its past way of life. It is common to see Japanese ladies walking in Kimonos on their way to the train station while talking to their mobile phone. 

 

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Seeing Tokyo at night in Mori Tower at Roppongi Hills

 

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Osaka Castle

 

The Japanese are respectful and very welcoming. I also love that they are oddly creative and meticulous in just almost anything from Cristiano Ronaldo’s facial muscle exerciser (Say what?) to the methodical preparation of sushi. It’s a bit weird how I put those examples together (Lol) but it’s for real. In the bustling present day cities, there are small pockets of nature where gardens and old temples preserve a connection to the past and serene way of life.

 

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Tokyo Imperial Palace grounds

 

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Dotonburi crab

 

I visited Osaka and Tokyo on my first trip to Japan. No words can describe my excitement in planning this trip and as expected Japan never disappointed me. Ever since I was a kid, I was fascinated by Japan. I grew up watching Japanese tv series and animes. From Takeshi’s Castle, Masked Rider Black, Machine Man, Shaider, Turbo Rangers, Ultraman, Voltes V… Oh my! I can go on forever. My father worked in a Japanese company and most of our things at home were from Japan. I remember having a  Japanese push button pencil case when I was in my first grade. It was extraordinary and unique before and was a source of interest among my school mates. Anyway I will be posting about this trip soon. 

 

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Gotta catch them all!