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Our Japan Jaunt – Part 2: Nara

Posted in Destinations, Travel with tags , , on October 12, 2010 by Joel

The main reason we chose the Kansai region was because of the multiple cities in close proximity to each other. So after a day and a half in Osaka, we decided to take a day trip out to the ancient city of Nara. With our trusty Kansai Thru Pass, the trip only took about 45 minutes using the express lines on the regular subway system.  As with the rest of our Japan visit, we went in with a minimal amount of planning and expectations, but were pleasantly surprised by everything Nara had to offer.

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Japan on the Cheap: Kansai Edition

Posted in Bucket List, Destinations with tags , , , , on September 30, 2010 by Gina

Before going to Japan, we heard many warnings of how ridiculously expensive it could be. While many things are crazy expensive if you aren’t careful, there are ways to try and get by on a small budget. Here are some tips we have for traveling on the cheap, and then just some general observations of Japan.  So glad we got to check this one off the Bucket List. Enjoy!

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