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    Glad you enjoyed! I need to revisit Kyoto....
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    Ahh, miss Japan allot, i will have to make another trip back there in the future, i would like to check out mount fuji a little closer, I'm sure there is a vending machine on it somewhere í*½í¸‚

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    Quote Originally Posted by yobbo89 View Post
    Ahh, miss Japan allot, i will have to make another trip back there in the future, i would like to check out mount fuji a little closer, I'm sure there is a vending machine on it somewhere ��
    Bring lots of yen when you go. There are many rest stops along the way for snacks and whatnot. If you get the climbing stick, you will want them to stamp it along the way. This can be quite costly however. And if you get the stick and go the extra mile getting all the stamps, you'll want to be sure to ship it back home or at least try and check it in with your luggage. In my situation, I checked in my luggage and then an hour later tried to walk on the plane with it. When I did this, they wouldn't allow me to bring it as a carry-on. Not sure if it was because of the size and/or if it's because they felt it could be used as a weapon. After a little soft drama at the gate, I was lucky and one of the JAL staff found one of the pilots would hold it in the cockpit for the duration of the flight. And I was happily reunited with my Fuji stick when the plane landed at SFO. The thing is, to get all the stamps along the climb all the way to the top, you'll invest at least 10,000yen in just those stamps. In the beginning, the stamps are like 100-200 yen each. As you climb, the stamps increase in cost. The one you get when you watch the sun rise is like 1000 yen. The stick alone is roughly 5000 yen, depending on the type, as they sell a few different styles. So in total a Fuji stick fully stamped is roughly 15,000 yen, and if you invest in such, you'll want to be sure to get it back home safely.

    Note: These prices are based on when I climbed it roughly 25 years ago.
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    sounds like fun!, yes jal is very picky on size, they measured my folded camera tripod on 3 flights

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    Default Re: Back from japan!

    Quote Originally Posted by yobbo89 View Post
    sounds like fun!, yes jal is very picky on size, they measured my folded camera tripod on 3 flights
    Same thing happened to me. They wouldn't let me bring my camera tripod as a carry-on because, again maybe they thought it could be used as a weapon and/or over the length limit for it to be stored in an overhead compartment. And they wouldn't let me include it with my checked in luggage without paying extra because it went over the length limit (overall size) of it. So I opened my largest piece of luggage, disassembled the tripod in about 5 smaller pieces and it was able to fit inside of the suitcase no problem. And it didn't cause the piece of luggage to go over the weight limit either. Happy solution! And the funny thing is, I didn't bring the tripod back with me. I left it in Japan because I found a much better one while shopping in Tokyo.
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    I Rob. A beautiful gallery of pictures from your visit. There are so many wonderful things to see there, but someday I would like to experience the Ginza after dark. Thanks for sharing these great photos with us Rob, and welcome back home.
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    I might continue off and post some more images, i have alot! and no astronomy to do because of weather.

    I Forget the name of this place, it's in osaka,a bit of a tourist spot, you'll find food and tourist stores along the canal,it has a few well known tourist sightings along it like the famous running man sighn,apparntly i walked right by it,i was only intrested in finding the running man but i had a little too much to drink and was distracted, ohh well maybe next time..



    some long exposers of the sakura flowers around the festival at osaka



    The river walk along the festival



    This is very popular place, i believe it's called the "knot" tree ??



    KOBAN!, my favorite japanese word!, This was the only sign i found that looked like this, looks like a peice that could of been done banksy where a kid is lecturing the police officer in some uprissing event,it's actualy just a kid asking for help..

    I see this one as a bit of an art peice

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    My partner and i went to a theme park that is called huis ten bosch that has it's own train to it,the theme park is meant to be a replica of holland ,A bit crazy and corny,They had obnoxious ambient audio all the way through it which is sounded like a rip off from looney tunes ,The first 100 m of it was superb, tulips and windmills but once you get past it then uncandy japan tourist shops seeps everywhere especially in location where what you would see to be a holland store but once you get inside it's just a regular japanese store with japanese food and merch.

    I think people go to it because it's a little outrageous and there's allot of things to look at,i did have fun there,but one time is too many and i don't see any value from going again.we grabbed a meal from right in front of the ticket office and the shop says huis ten bosch all over the windows ,but once we got a meal and try to bring it in ,we were not' allowed to do so... and then we get inside they had same type of foods... do they not know what stores they have, lol i found it very strange as japan is really relaxed on byo.a little odd that you can't bring in their food to their theme park.















    They had this cool manor mansion with a art showing and a gold vault ,one of the very tiny gold pots was $4,000,000,I also got to pick up one of the gold inglets that weighed about 12kg





    This was in the gold vault, a meteorite from mars!

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    [QUOTE=yobbo89;1058749045]I might continue off and post some more images, i have alot! and no astronomy to do because of weather.

    I Forget the name of this place, it's in osaka,a bit of a tourist spot, you'll find food and tourist stores along the canal,it has a few well known tourist sightings along it like the famous running man sighn,apparntly i walked right by it,i was only intrested in finding the running man but i had a little too much to drink and was distracted, ohh well maybe next time..



    Dotonbori, we enjoyed the area very much. Your photos a very nice, thanks for sharimg them.
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