Destination Diary: Japan

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Our Destination Diary series provides a great overview of a place that we’ve been, or in this place, lived!

Heather and I had the great fortune to be able to live in Japan for 2 years as we taught English, and started Extra Pack of Peanuts!

In those two years we visiting many different parts of the country and learned quite a bit on how to travel around cheaply. Today we share those tips with you, along with a great list of where to stay, what to do, and what you should (and maybe shouldn’t) eat while you’re in Japan!

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In This Episode

  • 08:00 Mt. Fuji
  • 09:15 Catching the cherry blossoms
  • 11:00 Winter time in Japan!
  • 13:40 Some great places to eat
  • 16:53 Our favorite cities
  • 24:00 Tokyo
  • 27:00 Hiroshima
  • 30:23 Our favorite accommodation in the world.
  • 31:44 Activities throughout Japan
  • 35:00 Eating!
  • 44:00 Avoid these, or try them once. Depends on how adventurous you are!
  • 47:00 Sushi is so much better in Japan
  • 51:45 Unique ways to stay
  • 62:00 Japan rail pass
  • 66:00 Flying domestic Japan on budget airlines


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  1. Alexandra Koeneke says:

    I know sushi and fish are a huge part of Japanese culture for food, but I’m allergic to seafood. Do most places have a non-fish option, or are they hard to come by? Is it difficult making sure I order something safe when I can’t speak the language or read the menu?

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