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The epic journey, in chronlogical order

Follow me as I battle hungry dogs, the Akita dialect and angry old ladies as I hunt for the perfect sushi.

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I'm aiming to get through 60 cities in 77 days! See the places I've passed through already.

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[place]* The self-proclaimed capital of gyoza, Utsunomiya is an area of rich historical and natural beauty, and offers a pleasant surprise to those who are willing to look further in.

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Day 10: Utsunomiya, the "Capital of Gyoza"

Day 10

[blog]* Day 10 - Utsunomiya, the capital of gyoza - plus an unexpected encounter with an angry tourist office lady, which led to other things.

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[food]* Adapted from the Chinese dumpling but now quintessentially Japanese, the humble pan-fried gyoza has become a staple dish of the nation.    

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US Army Camp Zama

US Army Camp Zama

[place]* Located just outside of Tokyo in Kanagawa Prefecture, this US Army post is small, friendly, and has absolutely nothing to see.

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Day 9: US Army Camp Zama

Day 9

[blog]* Day 9 - an army base and lots of Chinese food... wait, what?

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[food]* Cooked first in sake then over a gentle heat on a thin metal plate, dozeu-nabe (loach pot) is a local dish dating back to the Edo period.

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The administrative and cultural capital of Japan, Tokyo is home to 12 million people, 160,000 restaurants and the most Michelin stars in the world (227)
Uni - sea urchin

Uni, or sea urchin, is one of the most treasured delicacies in Japan, but it's also eaten in Chile, the West Indies and in Mediterranean cuisine.
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