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Nerdy Travels: Nara Deer Park

I visited Nara on my first trip to Japan in 2017. The hotel we stayed in was actually around the corner from the deer park which was amazing as it only took us minutes to get up there and begin exploring. As we entered the park we were immediately met with deer wandering around doing… Continue reading Nerdy Travels: Nara Deer Park

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Nerdy Travels: One Last Trip to Akihabara

This unfortunately, was our last full day in Japan. Our original plan for this day was to head to a popular onsen in Odaiba. After some consideration on the time we had left we decided against going and decided since it was the last day we would head back into Akihabara to do some more… Continue reading Nerdy Travels: One Last Trip to Akihabara

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Nerdy Travels: Anime Heaven and Idol Craziness

We did quite a lot on this day. Our first stop was Sensoji Temple in Asakusa. I visited the temple on my 2017 trip but I wanted to visit again because it's a beautiful place and I was determined to complete my shrine stamp book. I'd gone into this holiday desperately wanting to complete this… Continue reading Nerdy Travels: Anime Heaven and Idol Craziness

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Nerdy Travels: Shounen Jump Exhibition

This day was partially successful and partially unsuccessful. We planned on spending our second full day in Tokyo wandering around some museums and galleries that we had been wanting to visit. A couple of months ago I found out about the Shounen Jump 50th Anniversary exhibition which was showcasing at the Mori Art Museum in… Continue reading Nerdy Travels: Shounen Jump Exhibition

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Nerdy Travels: Exploring Fujiyoshida

Unfortunately this was our last full day in Fujiyoshida. Our first stop on this day was the Chureito Pagaoda. When we hopped on the local train to head over to the pagoda we boarded a super adorable train. It was covered from head to toe in Thomas the Tank Engine and friends. It was adorable.… Continue reading Nerdy Travels: Exploring Fujiyoshida

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Nerdy Travels: A House by Mount Fuji

This was another one of our travel days on the trip. Out of all the travelling we did on this trip this was by far the least amount of travelling that we had to do. We travelled from Hakone to Gotemba which took around thirty minutes by coach, followed by an hour long trip by… Continue reading Nerdy Travels: A House by Mount Fuji

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Nerdy Travels: Sightseeing Cruise Over Lake Ashi

Our second full day in Hakone gave us chance to do the sightseeing cruise over Lake Ashi. We got the bus down once again to Togendai station from our hotel at Sengoku-kogen. The cruise stopped at two different areas around the lake which included Hakonemachi-ko and Motohakone-ko. The boat trip was about thirty minutes long… Continue reading Nerdy Travels: Sightseeing Cruise Over Lake Ashi