Japan Holiday

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  1. Wayne Little

    Wayne Little Well-Known Member

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    Hi Guys, just dropping to say Hi, and and let you know My wife and I are currently in Japan on holiday.

    At the moment we are on the Hikari Shinkansen from Tokyo bound for Hiroshima.

    Cheers Wayne
     
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    WoW! Sounds like fun, Wayne!

    Are you perhaps, going to try and visit Shinpachi while you're there?
     
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    Nice amigo! Have a great time and take pictures!
     
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    Have fun mate and enjoy the scenery as it whizzes by.
     
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    Take care and see you soon, Wayne!
     
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    Enjoy your visit buddy! Can't wait to see some pictures.
     
  7. Wayne Little

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    Oh yes David we will meet on Saturday and he has kindly offered his services to show us Osaka and Kyoto, over a few days.

    We have arrived in Hiroshima and in our "Posh" hotel room, overlooking Hiroshima Castle.

    heading out to Hondori the covered Street/arcade only for pedestrians , runs about 1-2 km long
     
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    Very cool Wayne!
     
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    Lucky you Wayne, looking forward to pictures!
     
  10. Wayne Little

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    Thanks Andy and Hugh.

    Walked the length and back of Hondori Mall/Arcade and then had to buy an extra umbrella so we didn't get soaked in the rain walking back to our Hotel.

    The wife was rather restrained and didn't spend much...! :D
     
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    Really cool Wayne, Was only in Japan once during Vietnam and that was in the hospital so I remember very little...could have been in Cleveland
     
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    I did that once, the shinkansen is a great way to travel. Have a great time Wayne and dont drink sake just for the sake of it
     
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    Hi Guys, having a great time, yesterday went to the Hiroshima Peace Park, spending a good portion of the day there, this will leave a lasting impression....especially The Hall of Remembrance and the walk through the museum. A very moving experience.
    The late afternoon a walk through of Hiroshima Castle.

    Today we will head down the coast to the Kure Maritime 'Yamato' Museum and the JMSDF Museum, looking forward to these!
     
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    Have a great time Wayne but experience a bit of Japan apart from conflict. I loved the place and the people ...I suggest a whiskey bar LOL
     
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    The people here are so respectful and polite, could do with spreading to the rest of the world.
    They are very helpful to us dummies who can't speak the language...:D
     
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    Hey Wayne, have a great time and say HI! to Shinpachi for us. Can't wait to see some pictures.
     
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    Thanks Merv, will meet Shinpachi tomorrow when we arrive at Shin-Osaka station.
     
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    hi Guys, busy couple of Days, Shinpachi has been showing us around Osaka and Kyoto, since we left Hiroshima, boy have we walked some kilometers...!
     
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    What you saw in a few days was what I saw in 30 years, Wayne.
     
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    Wayne, did you see the Yasakuni Museum while in Tokyo?
     
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