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Adventures in Japan – Part 5

 Terry and PJ’s Adventures in Japan – May 2000

Thursday, June 1, 2000

Terry and I went to Kamakura to see some of the temples and the Great Buddha. The Great Buddha was huge, and it was easy to see why it is called the Great Buddha. When we were at one of the temples, four or five Japanese girls came up and started talking to us. They were around 13 or 14 years old, which is a giggly age in Japan, just like here. The girls had a school assignment that was a list of specific questions to ask if they saw anyone that might speak English.

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Adventures in Japan – Part 4

 Terry and PJ’s Adventures in Japan – May 2000

Saturday, May 27, 2000

Terry and I were to take a bus to Mount Asahidake, which is the second tallest mountain in Japan. We had a misunderstanding about the departure time, and missed the bus. The owner actually went out of his way to drive us to the mountain and pick us up later that day. He spent about 2 hours driving, due to the language barrier. We tried to pay him, but he wouldn’t accept any money. How  incredibly nice of him!

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Adventures in Japan – Part 3

 Terry and PJ’s Adventures in Japan – May 2000

Friday, May 26, 2000

Chuck, Terry and I got up and headed to the airport, so that we could fly to northern Japan. The trains at rush hour are quite hectic. They actually have employees who push the people into the train and close the doors when it is so crowded. We ended up squashed on one side of the train with our bags at our feet. At every stop, we hoped that the doors would open on the opposite side of the train. We knew that the minute the doors opened, we would flood out, as though a dam broke.

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Adventures in Japan – Part 2

 Terry and PJ’s Adventures in Japan – May 2000

Monday, May 22, 2000

Chuck returned to his house and we went on to Hiroshima. We visited Hiroshima Castle. Only one section of the castle was rebuilt after the bomb was dropped during WWII. The foundation remained, so the footprint of the castle walls was still discernable.

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Adventures in Japan – Part 1

I’ve always loved to write, including keeping travel journals from our vacations. I’ve divided them into several posts, as some are rather long.

They are old, but I hope you enjoy them anyway.

Terry and PJ’s Adventures in Japan – May 2000

 Friday, May 19, 2000

 We flew from Florida to Tokyo to visit our friend while he was stationed in Japan. Chuck (our friend and U.S. Naval Officer stationed in Yokosuka) found us at the airport right on time. Chuck’s house  was about 2 hours from Narita airport. We took a wrong turn on the way home, so it took a little longer to get there.

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