Our first three weeks traveling Japan have been unforgettable. Tokyo (Shinjuku, Shibuya, Roppongi), Kobe, Osaka, Koyasan, Nara. There are so many positive things that we will share in this podcast episode. Railway system, umbrellas, 7-Eleven’s, vending machines, baseball games, Temples, and incredibly kind people. We love our time here. Halfway through our time in this gorgeous country and we have so much to share. Tune in to find all that we are enjoying, experiencing, and observing as we explore one of the unique cultures in the world.
If you would also like to listen to our detailed part 2 episode on this subject, check out
Podcast 32: Japan Travel Part 2 (Sumo Wrestling, Geisha, and the Countryside).
Main Topics Covered:
Japan Travel Part 1 (Our First 3 Weeks)
Links Mentioned in the Episode:
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Our route so far in Japan – Tokyo (Shinjuku, Shibuya, Roppongi), Kobe, Osaka, Koyasan, Nara.
Japan is an economic powerhouse globally.
The railway system in Japan is complex and systematic. It’s unbelievable.
7-Eleven, Lawson, Family Mart – the convenient store culture is awesome.
The women all love umbrellas no matter what the weather.
Vending machines in Japan are everywhere!
I used Meetup.com to connect with eight local business people to discuss ideas and projects that we are working to build.
Check out Instagram of the guy bending over backward to take Nikki’s photo.
On Saturday night, I ended up going to a bar to grab a drink (Nikki headed home) and, WOW, did I have a blast with a bunch of locals.
The baseball game was out of this world. Check this video where the fans all blew up balloons then let them off at the same time.
Okunoin Cemetery is the largest cemetery in Japan.
Koyasan is full of beautiful Buddhist temples
The local relationship with the tiny deer in Nara are a bit controversial as you can tell with Nikki’s passion. Though they are beautiful.
We will update on the final 3 weeks in an upcoming podcast.
Make sure you understand what to pack. Pack Less! Here is a great post on everything we packed in a single backpack.
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