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Re: Taylor's Japan Adventures 2018

PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:56 pm
by ObeyTheShihTzu!
Taylor, I am having such fun "traveling with you!' You've really captured so many of the wonderful oddities that make Japan a one-of-a-kind nation and so very different from the "American experience." I couldn't even begin to compare the amazing ways we differ. Viva Japan! :b & Viva U.S! :b

Alice

Re: Taylor's Japan Adventures 2018

PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:12 pm
by Nrthwnd
Even though I myself, have been four times to Japan (four times? omg), it's always an adventure reading through the memories of someone else who has been there, too.

No two TRs are ever the same, truth! :wink: Especially when it comes to Japan.

And indeed, 7/11s in Japan are very awesome places to find food and drink! :b :br

Looking forward to your Universal visit!

Re: Taylor's Japan Adventures 2018

PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:49 pm
by sszy12
Taylor awesome start to your report, missing that trip as I read through it. I took a ton of pictures but you captured pictures of a lot of things I didn't so it's awesome to see. Hope all is well with you.

Re: Taylor's Japan Adventures 2018

PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:07 pm
by SharkTums
We've now had Japan trips impacted by Typhoon's and Earthquakes...I shutter to think of what is next! Great TR, keep it coming!

Re: Taylor's Japan Adventures 2018

PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:13 pm
by Nrthwnd
^ Since things happen in threes, it seems.......how about a Tsumani on the Japanese coastline?

=)




I kid I kid I kid. But I am so glad I missed out on the earthquake. The typhoon scare (back in 2007?)
was stressful enough for myself. But we persevered, with Elissa at the helm :kiss: and made it through
an amazingly tense evening!

Re: Taylor's Japan Adventures 2018

PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:53 pm
by 805Andrew
Great Japan TR so far. I love seeing the journeys through other people's eyes, especially after being to Japan myself in 2015. Looking forward to more.

Re: Taylor's Japan Adventures 2018

PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 6:24 am
by Taylor Finn
Canobie Coaster wrote:Nice report! Honestly the thing I was most upset about missing that day were the pandas.

Yeah, I was somewhat determined. I kind of hustled over to the Panda coaster because it was so low capacity, thinking it would give me a few odd minutes.
ObeyTheShihTzu! wrote:Taylor, I am having such fun "traveling with you!' You've really captured so many of the wonderful oddities that make Japan a one-of-a-kind nation and so very different from the "American experience." I couldn't even begin to compare the amazing ways we differ. Viva Japan! :b & Viva U.S! :b

Alice

I made it a bit of a goal of mine to jot down a lot of the events that 'defined' Japanese hospitality and random oddities. The cabbie not acting selfishly was certainly an example. I am so glad you're enjoying the report and thank you for the kind words!

sszy12 wrote:Taylor awesome start to your report, missing that trip as I read through it. I took a ton of pictures but you captured pictures of a lot of things I didn't so it's awesome to see. Hope all is well with you.

Thanks Steve! I figured this would be a good way to re-live some of it and kill the off season. I am doing swell, hoping the same to you.


THANK YOU to everyone for the kind words. We have a ways to go yet and I am having a great time sharing the trip with you all.

Re: Taylor's Japan Adventures 2018

PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:49 pm
by Taylor Finn
Day 7: Universal Studios Day 1

The night after the Earthquake we were scheduled to have our first day at Universal Studios. We had our tickets, our express passes and we were all ready to go.

We didn't see any of the coasters testing as we waited at the gate before park open, but we were optimistic that would change. Our luck didn't turn out for us, BUUUUT thanks to hard work by Robb and Elissa, we did eventually get on the coasters. Read on to find out a bit more.

Re: Taylor's Japan Adventures 2018

PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:47 pm
by PKI Jizzman
Reading, but quick note;
Also, it was interesting that in Tokyo, it was customary to stand on the left side of the escalator if you were not in a hurry. In Osaka, it was the opposite. Either way, this was a really nice cultural tick. Impossible for something like that to be implemented in America, I would assume.


I'm proud to say this is standard in Chicago and there are actually signs to promote the practice.

Re: Taylor's Japan Adventures 2018

PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:29 am
by ytterbiumanalyst
Sucks that so many things were closed. Not a complete bust though, you got Final Fantasy XR and tasty ramen!