Category Archives: X2Y in Japan

Studio Esperanto 花魁體驗 Oiran Experience in Kyoto

Studio ESPERANTO Kokoro Kyoto Okazaki Studio Japan, 〒606-8436 Kyōto-fu, Kyōto-shi, Sakyō-ku, Awataguchi Toriichō, 53-37 ココロ岡崎ビル 〒606-8436 京都府京都市左京区粟田口鳥居町53-37 ココロ岡崎ビル Website * Instagram * Facebook * Location In summer 2017, I did the maiko photo shoot experience in Kyoto. Back then I … Continue reading

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X2Y | P2V: Rainbow Bridge (レインボーブリッジ / Reinboo buriiji), Tokyo

The Rainbow Bridge connects the artificial island of Odaiba (jokingly referred to in SemiRandom as ShoppingCentreLand) to mainland Tokyo above Tokyo Bay. It is anchored between Shibaura Pier (Shibaurafuto) and the Odaiba waterfront. It was completed in 1993 by Kawasaki. … Continue reading

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Maiko Henshin Studio Shiki: Maiko Transformation experience

What is this about?: Basically, a you get dressed up as a maiko (geisha apprentice) and get your picture taken. In my case I chose to do it in a shop in Kyoto called “Studio Shiki”. This is something that … Continue reading

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X2Y | I2K: Viajar a Japón con pasaporte español: Inmigración y Documentación

El proceso de inmigración (=viaje) a Japón es diferente en función del país y de los acuerdos de visados. Este post se centra en ciudadanos con pasaporte español. España y Japón tienen un acuerdo de visado libre, lo que no … Continue reading

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X2Y | I2K: Public Transportation tickets / billetes de transporte público

The first thing that you need to know about tickets (any tickets) is that they are not shareable. JR Pass JR Pass is the most famous train ticket in Japan. It is targeted to non-national tourists, and can only be … Continue reading

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X2Y | I2K: Jinja & Tera (for beginners / para novatos)

(This post is designed for ‘newbies’ and people unfamiliar with the different concepts, so it leaves out all the technical and ‘geeky’ part. One day, if you want, we can talk about all the parts of a Shrine and the … Continue reading

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X2Y in Japan | F2E: COCO 壱番屋CURRY HOUSE

I want to start the X2Y section with Coco Ichiban Ya Curry House which is, hands down, my favourite place to eat in Japan. It also holds sort of a special allure because it was the first time I was … Continue reading

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