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Is it just me, or is it absurdly expensive to rent a car these days? I’ve often found it’s more affordable to fly all the way to Europe where the public transportation and train systems are good than it is for me to fly a few states over and visit a city where I need to rent a car. What gives?
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I had a great week in Kyoto, Japan, and I wanted to share with you some of the awesome things I saw and did to help you in your own trip planning if you want to visit this beautiful city!
I spent about a week in Tokyo recently, so I wanted to share with you some of the awesome things I saw and did while I was there in order to help you in planning your own Tokyo adventure (or maybe to inspire you to travel there!).
When you think of Hiroshima, Japan, the images that come to mind are that of that horrible day during World War 2 when my country dropped an atomic bomb on it. Since I was spending time in Kyoto and could reasonably do a day trip to Hiroshima via the Shinkansen, I wanted to pay my respects and learn a little more about the history of this place.
So, I wrote a little bit about transit in Japan in my last post, but I wanted to delve a little deeper into the subject. I was really impressed by public transportation in Japan. It was fast, efficient, and easy to use. I wanted to write a post for you guys on everything I learned about the transit systems while I was over there so it might help some of you who are planning on visiting Japan.
I did an enormous amount of research in preparation for my trip to Japan, so I would like to share what I learned with all of you so that you can benefit from my research if you decide you would like to visit Japan yourself!
I am writing this story for all of you out there who, like myself, have “faint” fingerprints that can’t be read by machines. I know you’re out there, and I also know that if you’re planning on traveling to Japan, you’ll likely be wondering what will happen when they fingerprint you at the border, which they do for all foreign nationals entering the country. Quite frankly, I had a hell of a time getting reliable information on the topic when I was planning my trip to Japan, so I wanted to write a detailed account of my experiences to help out my faint fingerprinted brothers and sisters out there in the hope that this will save you some of the frustration I faced when researching the topic.
When I booked my recent trip to Japan, I heard a chorus of pretty much every single person I know telling me how I was going to freeze to death, and get frostbite in my toes and lose a couple fingers. I would also likely get trapped in a blizzard, be forced to dig a cave dwelling into the snow and keep a fire constantly burning in order to survive the harsh winter onslaught. If I was unsuccessful in these efforts, I would turn into an ice monster, doomed to roam the frozen arctic tundra for all eternity.
It was surprisingly difficult to eat GF in Japan, but I found ways to make it work. I ended up saving a lot of money in the process, and it was all part of the adventure. Read on for some of my tips…