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Our Japan Jaunt – Part 1: Osaka

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

It feels like we barely had a chance to settle in to the new semester after our trip to China before we packed our bags again and headed for Japan. Last week, Korea celebrated a national holiday called Chuseok, which is its version of Thanksgiving. Tuesday through Thursday were days off, and our schools were nice enough to give us Friday, so we had about six days to do some exploring. We kept our focus on the Kansai region, which includes Osaka, Kyoto and Nara.

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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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