- HiroshimaThe breakfast at the hotel was worth avoiding. We got to Kyoto station nice and early and had a much nicer breakfast in a cafe there. Our train ride was quite long this time, 2 hours from Kyoto to Posted by fay_bee in PHASE Travels | Apr 13, 2013
- Kyoto and Nara
We left Kanazawa by train on Sunday morning 7 April for a two-hour ride to Kyoto. We were a little concerned about the weather as the Sunday newspaper said trains to Kyoto may be cancell Posted by janejoe in Japan | Apr 13, 2013
- KyotoToday we walked a total of 16 kilometres which beats the previous record of 13km. The day started at 9 and ended 12 hours later.
We took a bus to the other side of Kyoto, it was a 50 min Posted by fay_bee in PHASE Travels | Apr 12, 2013
- From Traditional to ModernTraditional Japanese breakfast - eggs in many ways, lots of veggies and some fish. Good if you are careful about what you choose. First call were the beautiful Ritsurin gardens and a traditional Shinto Shrine. There are Posted by 40thAnniversary in Lynne & Ian's 40th Anniversary | Apr 12, 2013
Springtime in Japan is marked by the blooming of beautiful cherry blossoms, called [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sakura|sakura]]. For a couple of weeks in mid-March and early Posted by DanPan in Dan Pan - The Travel Man! | Apr 12, 2013
- Nagasaki to MatsuyamaDay began with paper crane folding, watching Ian was a delight in itself.
Our first point of call was the Hell Pools, so named as the belief was that hell was coming u Posted by 40thAnniversary in Lynne & Ian's 40th Anniversary | Apr 11, 2013
- KyotoClearly I'm not very good at writing short blogs, as demonstrated by yesterday's entry.
This morning we brought our own strawberries to the breakfast room. Sick of the lack of fresh fruit.
We had a slightly later start today, and headed off Posted by fay_bee in PHASE Travels | Apr 11, 2013
- KyotoIt's late and it's been such a long day. I want to write a lot but the bed beckons.... I shall try to be concisely descriptive.
Breakfast was not great. Tomorrow we will BYO fruit. Why don't Posted by fay_bee in PHASE Travels | Apr 10, 2013
- Fukuoka to Nagasaki Enjoyed a slightly later start before boarding the bus at 9 am. Spent quite a bit of time at a representation of and ancient settlement. They have actually built a whole village above the ruins of the original. Quite Posted by 40thAnniversary in Lynne & Ian's 40th Anniversary | Apr 10, 2013
Look at that, it's the display of a restaurant. Real plastic food lol
Me Posted by ChachaInAsia in Trip through Asia, from India to Japan! | Apr 10, 2013
- NaraAn historical city full of temples, shrines and deers again lol
[img=http://photos.travellerspoint.com/50862 Posted by ChachaInAsia in Trip through Asia, from India to Japan! | Apr 10, 2013
- History, Shinto and ShushiThe thing about tours when you are looking at them at home is that you forget the early starts! 6.30 breakfast for 8 am departures. Oh well, at least you don't have to do the breakfast dishes.
We started Posted by 40thAnniversary in Lynne & Ian's 40th Anniversary | Apr 9, 2013
- Takayama to KyotoWoke up in the futon sandwich and got ready for action. Had breakfast again in the dining room, some more mysterious food, like these gelatinous translucent white cold noodles with a dob of wasabi. The hot miso paste on Posted by fay_bee in PHASE Travels | Apr 9, 2013
- HiroshimaWell it wasn't really planned but I took the night ferry from Busan to Shimonoseki in Japan. Here I am in the "Land of the Rising Sun"!!!
As soon as my feet touched the ground I took a train to Hiroshima. Posted by ChachaInAsia in Trip through Asia, from India to Japan! | Apr 9, 2013
- Off on the tour.]Monday 8th April. Osaka to Hiroshima
An early start this morning as we had to be breakfasted, checked out and in the lobby by 8.30 to meet the tour guide and others.
There are 30 on the coach – Posted by 40thAnniversary in Lynne & Ian's 40th Anniversary | Apr 9, 2013
- TakayamaSleeping in a futon was like being the filling in a soft white bread sandwich. Wrapped up and cosy. Futons (and sandwiches) don't squeak or move or bounce.
OMG breakfast. We sat in the same dining room, on the Posted by fay_bee in PHASE Travels | Apr 8, 2013
So this should have been easier than it was.
A 90 minute flight to Delhi (India), a two hour layover, and a 7-ish hour flight to Tokyo.
Not even close.
Although I didn't think i Posted by kenyashoe in AT & T's Round-the-World Crazy Adventure | Apr 8, 2013
- On the bullet train to Kyoto Posted by kenyashoe in AT & T's Round-the-World Crazy Adventure | Apr 8, 2013
- TakayamaToday involved mainly 2 activities. Travelling and eating.
This morning, we packed up the suitcases and entrusted them to the forwarding services. For $30 both our cases were sent to Kyoto. We, on the other hand have distilled our Posted by fay_bee in PHASE Travels | Apr 7, 2013
We departed from Shirakawago in the morning of Friday 5 April by bus for a one-hour trip to Kanazawa. Kanazawa was one of the few major Japanese cities to be spared by the US Air Force Posted by janejoe in Japan | Apr 7, 2013
- Turning JapaneseTwo weeks in Japan and it's been interesting; Rob loves it but I'm missing the sun, and its just a bit too like England! I thought it would be crazy and very futuristic, but its just a bit too normal Posted by RozandRob in The Trip | Apr 7, 2013
We left Takayama on Thursday 4 April by bus to go for a one-hour ride to Shirakawago. The Historic Village of Shirakawago is one of Japan's UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The site is loca Posted by janejoe in Japan | Apr 7, 2013
- Quiet Sunday in OsakaToday was a very quiet day, with Ian not feeling at all well. Bit of a tummy bug, we think, as we had eaten the same things yesterday. Luckily the medications, some rest and later some fresh air, seems Posted by 40thAnniversary in Lynne & Ian's 40th Anniversary | Apr 7, 2013
- Osaka Day 2- Castle #1Well, our luck sort of run out - the weather was very overcast and we had light rain all day. Not cold, or enough to keep us indoor, but a bloody nuisance. Undeterred we set off to explore the Posted by 40thAnniversary in Lynne & Ian's 40th Anniversary | Apr 6, 2013
- NikkoNothing like a good sleep is there? I go to bed too late and we wake up early. This morning getting up early was good because it stretched out the day and we did lots without feeling pressured.
Breakfast was Posted by fay_bee in PHASE Travels | Apr 6, 2013