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japan is the world




One of the great things about Japan is that you can go everywhere without going anywhere.

Only last week I went around the world in 80 hours.

I started in Okayama London, where I hopped aboard a double-decker.




It even had its own cheeky chappy driver!





Having had enough of being on a bus, I decided to take my chances with a snow-covered slightly maroon black cab in Kanazawa Tooting Bec.





The driver dropped me off in Osaka Liverpool, where I could watch The Bricks Beatles banging out a few numbers in the Cavern Club....





And to my amazement, they were just like the real thing.....almost......





After that I made my way to Tokyo Dublin, where I found this spunky bar....





Then onwards to Spain Village in Mie-ken Spain....





You can even go to Italy which is also in Spain Village. No, really. It is. where you can see the Roman Forum....



Some unexcavatable fake unancient ruins which aren't really ruins at all.


Also in Osaka Rome, you can put your hand into La Bocca della Verità (The Mouth of Truth) if you feel like feeling like Gregory Peck....





If being urinated on is your thing, then head over to Kobe Brussels....



Take an umbrella if you're walking in Kobe Belgium.


You can also go to Shinsaibashi the States. If you do, be sure to check out the plastic thing on top of a department store Statue of Liberty....


image from AirNinja


Or perhaps you might fancy somewhere further afield. In that case, historic Kyoto Easter Island is only a short distance away - the place where you can admire concrete heads....




And finally, end your world jaunt with a few relaxing minutes in Namba Egypt.


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On Saturday, 10 January, 2009, Blogger Cailin Coilleach said:

Don't forget about the Netherlands!

There's the "Huis ten Bosch" park, which one could describe as a copy of the Netherlands at a 0.9 scale.

http://english.huistenbosch.co.jp/

And there's the restaurant "Oude kaas" in Osaka, which serves all manner of dutch food. The chef lived in the NL for thirteen years and then moved back to Japan.

http://www.bento.com/kansai/rev/8052.html  



On Monday, 12 January, 2009, Blogger mo said:

odaiba has my favorite America in Japan. Statue of liberty, you know, right where it belongs, next to Rainbow Bridge and Fuji TV.

http://www.zoto.com/momotarou/img/45/35f799afa809a883d0c06a3010b0bac7.jpg  



On Monday, 12 January, 2009, Anonymous Scotty.VOR said:

O Japan, how I love you. How can anyone accuse you of being xenophobic?

... ;)  



On Tuesday, 13 January, 2009, Blogger Rafa MJ said:

Hey, and what about the Tokyo Tower which looks exactly like the Eiffel Tower but red and white? I agree with Mo: the Statue of Liberty in Odaiba is cool. It's one of my favourites photos in Japan.  



On Wednesday, 21 January, 2009, Anonymous Anonymous said:

Kenji--was he one of the original Bricks or the replacement they got just before they became famous?  



On Monday, 26 January, 2009, Blogger NanBanJin said:

Oh! And there's also some sort of portuguese style procession deep south in Tanegashima, once a year, I heard somewhere... 'Guess you missed that one too...  



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