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Looking for something different in Japan

Old Apr 24, 14, 2:51 pm
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What about Nikko? Not too far from Tokyo, but lots of different stuff.
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Old Apr 24, 14, 3:07 pm
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Thanks for posting these suggestions.

Originally Posted by SeriouslyLost View Post
Might I suggest the Tomb of Jesus (he was Japanese, don't you know?) or the adventures to be had in Mineland? Train up to Hachinohe and then a rental car around for a day or three is worth it IMO.
I love the idea of the mine tour. There are lots of factory tours listed here:

http://en.rocketnews24.com/2013/05/3...s-theyre-cool/
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Old Apr 30, 14, 2:42 pm
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The best thing that I did in Japan was to climb Mt. Fuji and ski down. The prime time of year is right now through mid-May.
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Old Apr 30, 14, 6:23 pm
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Another off-the-cuff suggestion. Any time you are in an area or city the has a rope-way nearby, make time to take it to the top. They are all over the country, from Kyushu to Hokkaido, and the views are invariably excellent. Every guide book I have seen makes a point of listing them.
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Old May 5, 14, 10:39 am
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If you are in Tokyo (or even in Osaka or Fukuoka), you can consider checking out an Owl Cafe (because cat cafe are apparently so passe now!)

I went to one a few days ago and it was simply awesome - definitely something worth doing if you have the time!
http://en.rocketnews24.com/2013/11/0...otos%E3%80%91/
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Old May 6, 14, 11:38 am
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Originally Posted by gnaget View Post
The best thing that I did in Japan was to climb Mt. Fuji and ski down. The prime time of year is right now through mid-May.
Give me a shout next time you go.
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Old May 6, 14, 1:23 pm
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Originally Posted by 5khours View Post
Give me a shout next time you go.
Sadly, I am no longer in Japan. I also said never again. 8 hour up and 2 minutes down. I probably did it too late as I was sliding in the snow during the climb. Cramp-ons did not help much. I think it was May 19. Right now Saturday looks like a good day, although it might not be warm enough: http://www.snow-forecast.com/resorts...-Fuji/6day/mid
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Old May 7, 14, 12:35 am
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Originally Posted by gnaget View Post
Sadly, I am no longer in Japan. I also said never again. 8 hour up and 2 minutes down. I probably did it too late as I was sliding in the snow during the climb. Cramp-ons did not help much. I think it was May 19. Right now Saturday looks like a good day, although it might not be warm enough: http://www.snow-forecast.com/resorts...-Fuji/6day/mid
I'll be in Japan on Saturday, but doubt I can get in shape by then.

Climbed Fuji once in October when there was snow. About 4 hours to get up. We ran down in about 20 minutes. It was like coming down a sand dune, 10 foot strides the whole way. It was a gas.
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Old May 7, 14, 2:26 am
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Originally Posted by BrotherLehman View Post
If you are in Tokyo (or even in Osaka or Fukuoka), you can consider checking out an Owl Cafe (because cat cafe are apparently so passe now!)

I went to one a few days ago and it was simply awesome - definitely something worth doing if you have the time!
http://en.rocketnews24.com/2013/11/0...otos%E3%80%91/
There is an Owl Cafe in Osaka too. (Funny that you said cat cafes are so passe, I made the exact same comment).

Here's some pictures which I took.


There's also a penguin bar in Tokyo.
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Old May 7, 14, 2:55 pm
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Not a great fan of keeping birds of prey in captivity. I might suggest instead that you visit the Tokyo Wild Bird Park instead. The garden in Meiji Shrine is also quite good for bird watching.
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Old May 7, 14, 10:37 pm
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Owl cafes are so 2014 Q1 - rabbit cafes are the new owl cafes.
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Old May 7, 14, 11:12 pm
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Actually, I think that is just feeding time at the Owl Cafe.
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Old May 8, 14, 7:56 pm
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Speaking of our furry friends and looking for something different; what about Okunoshima "rabbit island" which is not only covered in rabbits, but also features a poison gas museum...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C5%8Ckunoshima
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Old May 8, 14, 10:01 pm
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Originally Posted by abmj-jr View Post
Actually, I think that is just feeding time at the Owl Cafe.
Or... feeding time at the Human Cafe.
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Old May 8, 14, 10:17 pm
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Another reason to visit Kawasaki? Besides this one?
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