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Aloha Japan Part 2 – Tourists’ Dream

Earlier this month, we stretched the meaning of island hopping a little bit and hopped from Hawaii over to Japan!  My Instagram (@yaeantho) has been a sneak peak of our travel diaries, but below is Part 2 – Tourists’ Dream…don’t forget to check out my other 2 posts Aloha Japan Part 1 – Offset Kings Japan 2014 and Part 3 (coming soon!).

WARNING…100+ photos, but but split into 4 chapters…so don’t forget to slow down for some sporadic words and click the link at the bottom for the continued post! 😉

After some extensive research on Japan Guide and the rest of the interwebs, we finalized our 2 week itinerary to include 5 areas (Hakone, Fuji, Osaka, Kyoto, and Tokyo) and bought our Japan Rail Pass which gave us unlimited use of 80% of the rail system (the other 20% were metro/subway and required Pasmo/Suica cards).  Armed with this knowledge as well as a portable WiFi hotspot from the airport (which allowed us to use social media, Google Maps and Translate), we were ready!

We started off our adventure by taking the Shinkansen bullet train from Tokyo to Hakone to see the shrine on Lake Ashi.

On our way to Fuji Speedway for Offset Kings Japan 2014, we were fortunate to catch a nice morning glimpse of Mount Fuji.

After the show, we said our goodbyes to the crew and continued our Shinkansen journey further westward to the metropolis of Osaka.

Osaka Station City

Umeda Sky Building

Minami (Namba)

Osaka Castle

Shinsekai

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Anthony Nguyen

Anthony Nguyen

Hi I'm Anthony Nguyen...originally from California and previously in Hawaii, currently in Portlandia with my 1973 BMW 2002. New location...new adventures - this is how it looks through my eyes . Fast Car Magazine . anthony[@]fatlace.com

8 Comments

  1. Jinra
    25/07/2014 at 10:03 pm

    Such beautiful photos! I’m jealous! Also, wow Jennifer’s manicure is AMAZING. Thank you for featuring her nails, haha.

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  5. 30/07/2014 at 1:42 pm

    WOW! Some of the coolest photos I’ve ever seen posted to the site dude. Love the geometry you used in all the pictures – Awesome photos, Anthony!

  6. John P
    01/08/2014 at 10:34 pm

    Great photos brotha. Looks like an incredible trip!

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