Samantha in Japan

It’s a free-for-all!

Posted on: April 8, 2009

I apologize yet again for the absolute LACK of substance in this post. I’m in the midst of uploading my pictures from my camera, and due to the sheer volume of them, I’m just going to be making an online album and not going to be doing a more in-depth display like I usually do.

Because I’ve been slacking with the blog lately, I’m going to open up the floor for suggestions.

What do you want me to do in Japan?

I’ll be your guinea pig. Suggest some stuff, I’ll try to do it, and I’ll write about it. The restrictions are as follows:

– If it’s a specific place you want me to visit, it must be in the general Keihanshin region (Osaka/Kyoto/Kobe/surrounding cities) OR Okinawa (I’ll be going there at the end of May). I MAY be going back to Tokyo, but that’s a HUGE may. Don’t count on it. I get increasingly broke every day.
– Must not put me in physical danger. Like… approach a creeper on the streets of Osaka and threaten him while using Kansai-ben– yeah, that one’s a no-go.
– May be simple ‘write more about X’ requests if you know I’ve already done something you’d like to hear more about. This can include Tokyo stuff; I know last time I did a brief overview of some of the places I went/things I did, and if you want to hear more about something from there, I’ll write about it.
– I’m not eating natto. Just throwing that out there. Akan.

All right, now that we’ve got the guidelines established, go crazy!

6 Responses to "It’s a free-for-all!"

Okay, I would like to see you visit Nara Park home to hundreds of freely roaming deer. Considered messengers of the gods in Shinto, Nara’s deer have become a symbol of the city and have even been designated a National Treasure. Also if you have time to visit Todaiji (“Great Eastern Temple”) which is one of Japan’s most famous and historically significant temples and a landmark of Nara. Many pictures, please

Make a post about a bunch of snacks and drinks that are notable! Esp. if you can find that Final Fantasy Potion drink! XD

The photos are absolutely fantastic. I think those hotel capsules you slept in look pretty neat. Were they comfortable. Your guest room at the other site looked very pretty.

What beautiful cherry blossoms. How I would love to visit Japan. It looks like you are having a wonderful trip. BTW, how much do those little Samurai dolls cost?

We missed having you at dinner yesterday. Had a good time; all of us watched the Masters afterwards. I was the only one rooting for Tiger Woods (unfortunately he lost but so did your father and mother’s pick, Phil Mickels).

I am thinking that you should consider calling your host family and see if she would still like to go to the cake shop before you leave Japan. It’s in your blood and taste buds for the sweets and how could you pass up a visit to the goodie shop?

Something that would be interesting is climbing to the top of Fushimi Inari. The place with all the red tori gates. I regrettfully left it till the last of my trip and didn’t get to climb all the way to the top. However, I have heard amazing things about the view of Kyoto from the top. Anyways, just a suggestion =)

I kinda feel like going with your mom and going to dinner with the host family.


Tokyo Disney?

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  • Isa: No, there can't be two ninja dogs in Kyoto. But in April it was in Arashiyama!
  • Paula: Hey: I'm so glad you are swine flu-free. A little over-kill, don't you think? Anyway, I'm so glad you are enjoying your last few days there. Live it u
  • Paula: There's no place like home, there's no place like home!!! Can't wait to see you...we are counting the days.


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