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Forum: Japan
Nov 10, 20, 4:39 pm
Replies: 109
Views: 10,043
Posted By abmj-jr

Not really. Photographers always want at least...

Not really. Photographers always want at least some texture in the sky. Kind of like this:


https://photos.smugmug.com/Travel/Japan/Hokkaido-Fall-2013/i-N7XT6SS/0/0458a9d1/L/DSC1768-L.jpg...
Forum: Japan
Oct 29, 20, 4:24 pm
Replies: 91
Views: 8,592
Posted By abmj-jr

When I first started traveling to Japan, I strove...

When I first started traveling to Japan, I strove to hit the right time for cherry blossoms. But, since then, I have found that my favorite season is the "fall color" time. My photos are better, my...
Forum: Japan
Oct 18, 20, 11:09 pm
Replies: 261
Views: 41,723
Posted By abmj-jr

Most Japanese hotels do not make inventory...

Most Japanese hotels do not make inventory available 9 or 10 months out. I'd keep trying at 8 months, 7 months, 6 months and so on. As mentioned above, nobody knows what to expect with a delayed...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Sep 29, 20, 4:11 am
Replies: 44
Views: 5,248
Posted By abmj-jr

I know it was a typo but it actually seems that...

I know it was a typo but it actually seems that it might work. :cool:
Forum: San Francisco
Aug 24, 20, 12:55 am
Replies: 139
Views: 6,521
Posted By abmj-jr

When I got up this morning, the air was orange...

When I got up this morning, the air was orange tinged with brown. I thought our AQ approaching 200 was bad. 400 is scary. :eek:
Forum: San Francisco
Aug 20, 20, 9:50 pm
Replies: 139
Views: 6,521
Posted By abmj-jr

Most of that stuff is related to climate change,...

Most of that stuff is related to climate change, which is not really the case with quakes but your point is well taken. We've had some tough times lately.
Forum: San Francisco
Aug 19, 20, 9:41 pm
Forum: Japan
Aug 16, 20, 6:02 pm
Replies: 109
Views: 10,043
Posted By abmj-jr

:D Nope. Mine was a man.

:D Nope. Mine was a man.
Forum: Japan
Aug 16, 20, 2:25 pm
Replies: 109
Views: 10,043
Posted By abmj-jr

:) No, it is one of mine. It actually sold to a...

:) No, it is one of mine. It actually sold to a calendar company but I don't think it was actually ever used.

Funny story. I had actually stepped over a rope barrier to get just the right angle...
Forum: Japan
Aug 15, 20, 6:50 pm
Replies: 109
Views: 10,043
Posted By abmj-jr

I guess we all have our favorite of that one. ...

I guess we all have our favorite of that one.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/To-Share-2012/i-cPtF9Rr/0/4cf4f1e5/L/IMGP6220-L.jpg (https://jfrader.smugmug.com/Other/To-Share-2012/i-cPtF9Rr/A)
Forum: TravelBuzz
Aug 8, 20, 9:47 pm
Forum: Japan
Aug 6, 20, 6:30 pm
Replies: 109
Views: 10,043
Posted By abmj-jr

Works with buses, too. On the highway to...

Works with buses, too. On the highway to Asahidake, Hokkaido.


https://photos.smugmug.com/Travel/Japan/Hokkaido-Fall-2013/i-HjmxVcX/0/11f7fa3c/L/DSC1831-L.jpg...
Forum: Japan
Jul 1, 20, 10:34 pm
Replies: 109
Views: 10,043
Posted By abmj-jr

Sometimes like this. ...

Sometimes like this.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/To-Share-2012/i-K2N3kVz/0/01bdd3c8/L/DSCF0952_B-L.jpg (https://jfrader.smugmug.com/Other/To-Share-2012/i-K2N3kVz/A)
Forum: Japan
Jun 25, 20, 2:14 pm
Replies: 109
Views: 10,043
Posted By abmj-jr

Kushiro harbor from the bridge. ...

Kushiro harbor from the bridge.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Travel/Japan/Hokkaido-Fall-2013/i-K3Z57M2/0/956611be/L/DSC2388-L.jpg...
Forum: TravelBuzz
May 23, 20, 1:42 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,646
Posted By abmj-jr

There is existing discussion in the Japan forum...

There is existing discussion in the Japan forum regarding travel there. The upshot is that you are unlikely to be permitted entry any time this year.
Forum: TravelBuzz
May 6, 20, 8:11 am
Replies: 3
Views: 616
Posted By abmj-jr

Flyer Talk has a nice "Travel Photo" forum just...

Flyer Talk has a nice "Travel Photo" forum just for this purpose.
Forum: Japan
May 1, 20, 9:55 am
Replies: 18
Views: 1,808
Posted By abmj-jr

I visited Japan in the first 6 months after 9/11....

I visited Japan in the first 6 months after 9/11. Planes were mostly flying at half capacity, attractions around Kyoto were sparsely visited in March/April, cherry blossom sites had very few foreign...
Forum: Japan
Apr 4, 20, 12:46 am
Replies: 91
Views: 8,592
Posted By abmj-jr

I love Hakodate but would agree. Two days will...

I love Hakodate but would agree. Two days will let you see most everything in the small city. I admit to not being as in love with Sapporo as some. I'm not into shopping or nightlife. Meals are...
Forum: Japan
Feb 22, 20, 11:39 pm
Replies: 718
Views: 89,073
Posted By abmj-jr

That is the recommended way to use the 7-day JR...

That is the recommended way to use the 7-day JR Rail Pass. Activate it for the longer travel - Tokyo-Osaka-Nara-Kyoto-Himeji-Hiroshima (or where ever) and back to Tokyo. Obtain and use a Suica or...
Forum: Japan
Feb 7, 20, 10:17 pm
Replies: 91
Views: 8,592
Posted By abmj-jr

Do yourselves a favor and extend Hakodate by at...

Do yourselves a favor and extend Hakodate by at least another day. A very historic city with a LOT to see, Hakodate is my favorite place on Hokkaido. And don't miss breakfast at the morning...
Forum: Japan
Jan 27, 20, 2:00 pm
Replies: 718
Views: 89,073
Posted By abmj-jr

There are many departures but most will require a...

There are many departures but most will require a connection at Shin-Kobe, Shin-Osaka or Okayama. If you are using HyperDia to search, don't forget to select "More Options" and un-check the...
Forum: Japan
Jan 27, 20, 9:44 am
Replies: 718
Views: 89,073
Posted By abmj-jr

If you want fresh uni - and other fresh catch -...

If you want fresh uni - and other fresh catch - consider stopping in Hakodate instead of Sapporo. Or splitting between the two. I like Hakodate a lot more than Sapporo and the morning seafood...
Forum: Japan
Jan 24, 20, 10:36 am
Replies: 61
Views: 4,322
Posted By abmj-jr

In all my trips to Japan, I have only ever had...

In all my trips to Japan, I have only ever had one meal in the $100 price range and that was a birthday celebration for some dear friends. Beyond that, I don't think I ever spent more than $50 per...
Forum: Japan
Jan 23, 20, 1:50 am
Replies: 22
Views: 3,206
Posted By abmj-jr

Computers are wonderful things. Law enforcement...

Computers are wonderful things. Law enforcement and Immigration authorities are linked between close allies. Lying on a declaration form would get you in worse trouble than the original problem. ...
Forum: California
Jan 19, 20, 9:29 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 1,985
Posted By abmj-jr

Probably not. It is only a couple of hours from...

Probably not. It is only a couple of hours from SB and would make the next day quite long. If you decide to make the drive a 3 day affair then maybe yes. SB, Morro Bay, Monterey as stops would...
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