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Amy Gustafson Mitchell
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I wrote about our trip to the Cup Noodles Museum in April.  :)

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Our visit to the Cup Noodles Museum !!!
On Saturday, April 4, 2015, we visited the Cup Noodles Museum in Yokohama, Japan.  In general, I'd probably avoid going there on a Saturday, but we could see the museum from our hotel room at the Sakuragicho Washington Hotel in Yokohama so it was a short wa...

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Photos!!!
We've started posting photos from our current trip!  Check them out at the "2015 Photos" link at the top of the page or click here . You can also "like" our Facebook page to get all the super current updates!

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Mapping our Adventures
We ♥ Google Maps!  It is an incredibly useful planning tool and especially indispensable for traveling in Japan.  We add all the sites we want to see and use different icons to create loose categories (parks, shrines/temples, shopping, food, etc.) This help...

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Japan 2015, Week 3 - Itinerary
I've never been away from home for more than 2 weeks so I wonder if I'll be homesick by the time we get to week #3...I think I'll probably just be craving real American food - like pizza that DOESN'T have corn and mayo on it. These plans are still very much...

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Unless you like being the people with the guidebook...
We find it awkward to walk around obviously consulting a guidebook.  It's not that we worry about looking like tourists (we're white Americans in Japan...and John is huge...I think they know we're not locals), but it just feels weird.  We also don't like to...

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Japan 2015, Week 2 - Itinerary
3 weeks of traveling = a ton of planning...especially when you only have just over a month to do all said planning!  We are not really, stressing out about it, though - once we got our plane tickets booked (easy) and found hotels (much more challenging), we...

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Japan 2015 - Itinerary
I like having a plan when we travel.  Not a rigid, minute-by-minute itinerary, but a solid framework or outline to provide some structure to our days.  It saves us from wandering around, trying to figure out what to do - and there are about 3 million option...

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Japan, 2015
Hello World... We are just over 3 weeks away from our 2nd trip to Japan - and we are super excited! We hope to be more diligent about tracking and posting about our adventures this time.  We find other people's travel blogs very informative and useful - and...

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