Japan Travel

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A first slideshow with some commentary about our DIY trip to Japan October 2007. Some travel tips at the end.

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Japan Travel

  1. 1. Japan Travel Enjoy Exploring with DIY Travel Part 1 – November 2007
  2. 2. DIY Visit to Japan <ul><li>Tokyo, Kamakura </li></ul><ul><li>Briefly at Nagoya and then to .. </li></ul><ul><li>Takayama </li></ul><ul><li>Kanazawa </li></ul><ul><li>Kyoto and then briefly at Himeji </li></ul><ul><li>Hiroshima, Miyajima </li></ul><ul><li>Osaka </li></ul><ul><li>~ 12 days and lots of Shinkansen travel ~ </li></ul>
  3. 3. Fascinating temples and shrines
  4. 4. Great Buddha - Daibutsu
  5. 5. Temples, Shrines, Castles Exquisite Gardens
  6. 6. Good luck messages
  7. 7. Shinkansen – 285 km/hour!
  8. 8. Kanazawa welcome!
  9. 9. Spectacular size and preservation
  10. 10. Ornate yet functional!
  11. 11. Ready for attack!
  12. 12. Dress-up fun at museums This helmut was so heavy!
  13. 13. Pagoda – elegant and mysterious
  14. 14. Time for reflection at Hiroshima
  15. 15. Emotional times at Hiroshima
  16. 16. Shrine gate at Miyajima
  17. 17. High over Miyajima
  18. 18. Willing and happy to help!
  19. 19. Never thirsty! Not here-but beer too!
  20. 20. Coming … plants and food Unique and fascinating discoveries!
  21. 21. DIY Aussie Traveller Top Tips <ul><li>Only organise flights and accommodation and … </li></ul><ul><li>Organise Japan Rail Pass before you leave </li></ul><ul><li>Do internet searches to ensure that you can manage the travel if you don’t speak a lot of Japanese </li></ul><ul><li>Travel by train, subway and walking. It’s easy! </li></ul><ul><li>Eat at places where food is displayed and point </li></ul><ul><li>Railway station local food is often very good </li></ul><ul><li>Learn enough Japanese to be polite, ask for help finding places and make positive comments </li></ul><ul><li>Shop in supermarkets for snacks and drinks </li></ul><ul><li>Find the 100 Yen shops </li></ul><ul><li>Find any local markets </li></ul><ul><li>Take limited luggage and have space for “goodies” there are many wonderful, unique things to purchase. </li></ul><ul><li>More to follow! </li></ul>

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