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I’m a little sad to be leaving Copenhagen behind me.  It’s an amazing city.  I would love to spend more time there, but it is time to move along.

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As I sit in the Narita Airport, waiting for my flight to Hong Kong, I thought I’d jot down a few final thoughts on my visit here.

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After the SUPER FAST ride on the Shinkansen bullet train, I arrived in Nagoya with no real idea what to do.  Thank goodness for TripAdvisor, the mobile app and the website. Read More »

Today, right now in fact, I’m riding the Shinkansen bullet train from Tokyo to Nagoya. I’m on the fastest of the available Shinkansen options, the N700, with a top speed of 190 MPH and it sure as hell feels like it. It feels odd moving this fast on land, my ears keep popping as though I were going through rapid elevation change, but the travel is mostly flat.  Unfortunately, I don’t have a window seat, but I’ll hopefully have one for the way back so I can take pictures.

It turns out that it is not cheap to travel via Shinkansen.  The pricing is on par with taking an airplane, but much more convenient in that there’s none of that take off, landing and boarding process to go through.  You just walk in the door of the right car and find a seat.

Will update again later, hopefully with pictures of Nagoya and of the trip back from Nagoya to Tokyo.

Today I had planned to meet up with an old friend from faire who is currently living in Japan teaching English.  But since I had some time to kill before meeting her in Asakusa, I thought I’d check out the Harajuku ward.

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Today was (supposed to be) a lazy, quiet day.  Stay in in the morning, do laundry, catch up on the internet…  Which I did.  In the doing of laundry, I also learned that a Fitbit is waterproof.  Whoops.

Once I finished with the mundane things, I decided to go in to the city of Tokyo.  Which, really, just seems like another big city.  But in this big city is a rich history dating back to the 15th century.

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Today I visited the Ghibli Museum in Mitaka and then took the train to Shibuya to wander about a bit.

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Just got in a few minutes ago from a day wandering around Shinjuku and Akihabara neighborhoods.

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Just a couple of quick shots from the National Garden at Shinjuku Gyoen.

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