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Japan

Destination 4

The plane ride was okay, but expensive none the less, from Salzburg, Austria (SZG) to Tokyo, Japan (NRT) it cost $1618.00 + $456.88 taxes and the flight was about 8h not including the 1stop. It wasnt too bad, Japan is such a culture shock though compared to Europe! Im in a state of shock at how advanced their society is, i mean they sell underwear in veding machines! This place delivers the unexpected truley.

During my visit, i stayed with a family friend teaching enligh at one of the elementary schools, so my hospitality was taken care of. I did a numerous amount of things while i was here, I witnessed a sumo wrestling match which was one of the funniest sports i have really seen, the concept is just so ridiculous. I went and saw the geishas, which was very odd, thet had make up done to appear pale white with red lipstick, as strange as they looked, they also appeared very beautiful.heigsha

heigsha

sumo

sumo

the culture there is a little off ours, i have learned to never shake the hand of another person in greeting and that we were to bow. The japanese consider saying 'no' as a confrontation, and they use the word tabun meaning maybe.

Tokyo is like a more advanced version of Time Square, theres so many people that you appear as just another number almost, but being a tourist you stand out a little more than the rest of society. They do have really good sushi though, served with raw fish called Sashimi. tokyo lights

tokyo lights

i visited Yushima Temple which was a very peaceful self-endured trip, i got to get in tune with my inner self. The cooler part was getting there and back, i took what they call the bullet train, which is what we consider the subway, europeans consider their chunnel, but it wasnt the same as the subway or chunnel it was cooler, it was faster, it was crazy!temple

temple

Well that sums up my experience in Japan, whats next? Thailand maybe..

Posted by rachelribeiro 31.05.2012 19:35 Archived in Japan

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