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nickname
banmanb2
residing
Vancouver, Canada
member since
3 October 2008
birth year
1976
sex
Male
nationality
Canada
ethnicity
White/Caucasian
languages
English, French, Japanese
job
Entertainment
interests
Bonsai, Comics, Computer, Drinking, Gardening, History, Martial Arts, Movies, Nature, Onsen, Philosophy, Pop Culture, Scuba, Ski, Swimming, Tea Ceremony, Television, Travel, Walking, Writing

travel reports

japan travel profile
how often
three times
how long
2-4 weeks
travel budget
low (5,000 - 10,000 yen per day and person)
travel pace
medium
travel style
individual travel
travel interests
Shrines and Temples, Castles, Gardens, Historic Towns, Modern Cities, Popular Culture, Theme Parks, Shopping, Night Life, Outdoor, Hot Springs, Flowers, Beaches, Festivals, Food
accommodation used
Business Hotel
Ryokan
Hotel
Minshuku
Hostel
Temple Lodging
transportation used
Train
Shinkansen
City Bus
Highway Bus
Taxi
Ferry
Domestic Flight
tickets used
Japan Rail Pass
Oneworld Air Pass
Kansai Thru Pass
destinations visited
Kinosaki
Koyasan
Kyoto
Miyajima
Nara
Osaka
Tokyo
Kamakura
Fukuoka
Hakone
Hikone
Himeji
Hiroshima
Ikaho
Kobe
Kumamoto
Okayama
Uji
Yokohama
Beppu
Kagoshima
Matsumoto
Nagano
Aizu
Akita
Hachimantai
Kakunodate
Kanazawa
Kusatsu Onsen
Matsushima
Nikko
Sendai
sightseeing spots visited
Hakone Hot Springs (Hakone)
Hikone Castle (Hikone)
Himeji Castle (Himeji)
Peace Park (Hiroshima)
Great Buddha (Kamakura)
Hasedera Temple (Kamakura)
Hot Springs (Kinosaki)
Kobe Beef (Kobe)
Sake Breweries (Kobe)
Okunoin Temple (Koyasan)
Pilgrimage Trails (Koyasan)
Temple Lodging (Koyasan)
Tokugawa Mausoleum (Koyasan)
Arashiyama (Kyoto)
Fushimi Inari Shrine (Kyoto)
Gion (Kyoto)
Kinkakuji (Kyoto)
Ryoanji Temple (Kyoto)
Matsumoto Castle (Matsumoto)
Daisho-in Temple (Miyajima)
Isuien Garden (Nara)
Nara Park (Nara)
Todaiji Temple (Nara)
Minami (Namba) (Osaka)
Shinsekai (Osaka)
Akihabara (Tokyo)
Ameyoko (Tokyo)
Asakusa (Tokyo)
Shibuya (Tokyo)
Shinjuku (Tokyo)
Tsukiji Outer Market (Tokyo)
Yurakucho (Tokyo)
Ramen Museum (Yokohama)
Castle Road (Hikone)
Hot Spring Baths (Ikaho)
Ikaho Town (Ikaho)
Sakurajima (Kagoshima)
Arima Onsen (Kobe)
Daishi Kyokai (Koyasan)
Garan (Koyasan)
Kongobuji Temple (Koyasan)
Reihokan Museum (Koyasan)
Heian Shrine (Kyoto)
Kiyomizudera (Kyoto)
Maruyama Park (Kyoto)
Nanzenji Temple (Kyoto)
Sanzenin Temple (Kyoto)
Shorenin Temple (Kyoto)
Tenryuji Temple (Kyoto)
Tofukuji Temple (Kyoto)
Walking Trails (Miyajima)
Osaka Aquarium (Osaka)
Sumiyoshi Taisha (Osaka)
Meiji Shrine (Tokyo)
Sengakuji Temple (Tokyo)
Sensoji Temple (Tokyo)
Byodoin Temple (Uji)
Beppu Hot Springs (Beppu)
Canal City (Fukuoka)
Shofukuji Temple (Fukuoka)
Hakone Ropeway (Hakone)
Owakudani (Hakone)
Kagoshima Aquarium (Kagoshima)
Beaches (Kamakura)
Town Center (Kinosaki)
Kumamoto Castle (Kumamoto)
Suizenji Garden (Kumamoto)
Chionin Temple (Kyoto)
Kodaiji Temple (Kyoto)
Kyoto Imperial Palace (Kyoto)
Kyoto Station (Kyoto)
Philosopher's Path (Kyoto)
Toji Temple (Kyoto)
Yasaka Shrine (Kyoto)
Itsukushima Shrine (Miyajima)
Senjokaku (Miyajima)
Kofukuji Temple (Nara)
Okayama Castle (Okayama)
Bay Area (Osaka)
Ginza (Tokyo)
Harajuku (Tokyo)
Shinagawa (Tokyo)
Shinjuku Gyoen (Tokyo)
Tokyo Skytree (Tokyo)
Ueno Park (Tokyo)
Cupnoodles Museum (Yokohama)
Jigoku (Hells) (Beppu)
Hiroshima Downtown (Hiroshima)
Onsenji Temple (Kinosaki)
Aizu Bukeyashiki (Aizu)
Higashiyama Onsen (Aizu)
Suehiro Sake Brewery (Aizu)
Tsuruga Castle (Aizu)
Nyuto Onsen (Hachimantai)
Merchant District (Kakunodate)
Samurai District (Kakunodate)
Higashi Chaya District (Kanazawa)
Kanazawa Castle (Kanazawa)
Kenrokuen (Kanazawa)
Nagamachi (Kanazawa)
Nishi Chaya District (Kanazawa)
Omicho Market (Kanazawa)
Seisonkaku Villa (Kanazawa)
Kusatsu Hot Springs (Kusatsu Onsen)
Sainokawara Park (Kusatsu Onsen)
Yubatake (Kusatsu Onsen)
Entsuin Temple (Matsushima)
Fukuura Island (Matsushima)
Godaido (Matsushima)
Zuiganji Temple (Matsushima)
Futarasan Shrine (Nikko)
Rinnoji Temple (Nikko)
Shinkyo Bridge (Nikko)
Taiyuin (Nikko)
Toshogu Shrine (Nikko)
Gyutan (Beef Tongue) (Sendai)
Sendai Downtown (Sendai)
Imperial East Gardens (Tokyo)
Koishikawa Korakuen (Tokyo)
Odaiba (Tokyo)
Yasukuni Shrine (Tokyo)
Minato Mirai (Yokohama)