- TokyoTook the "bullet train" from Kyoto to Tokyo. It took about two hours to travel 320 miles. The trains leave every 15 minutes or so and they are all 90% plus full with students, business travelers and tourists.
[img=http://photos.travellerspoint.com/79622 Posted by Karenamrrll in Asia and Oceania - 2016 | Apr 25, 2016
- Ride the wavesHey everyone !!
I know it's been a few days since my last blog, but with good reason. We've been go-go-go, so much so, I've started referring to this trip as, 'Amazing Race Canada', and no longer vacation. We're just missing Posted by Globalsoul005 in AsiaTakeDown2016 | Apr 25, 2016
- Kyoto, JapanWe took a 30 minute train ride to Kyoto. Kyoto is known for temples and geishas. Interesting combination! We took a taxi to the Ritz Carlton. [img=http://photos.travellerspoint.com/796227/90_26BCF6C7950983D27624EA1CB5370985.jpeg caption=Great taxis in Kyo Posted by Karenamrrll in Asia and Oceania - 2016 | Apr 24, 2016
- Jiyu Ken Curry Rice (Famous Osaka Curry Rice)As many of you might know, curry is one of the soul food in Japan. Japanese curry is quite different from those of India and Thailand since it is much more sweeter. The reason for it being sweeter Posted by Ohana_Matsumae in Gourmet Trip in Japan | Apr 24, 2016
- Sapporo, The Winter City==Introduction==
Hokkaido prefecture is the most northern island of Japan, right above Aomori. The capital city of Hokkaido is Sapporo and is one of the most visited cities in Japan. Though Hokkaido is known of its cold winters, they Posted by Ohana_Matsumae in Kanazawa, The City of Gold. | Apr 24, 2016
- Flowers in Spring and the Glover GardenTravelling in spring has consistently been one of the more visually appealing experience for myself. Though I am more a late autumn/winter lover, seeing flowers blooming and new blades of grass growing again after a long harsh winter makes me Posted by canglingy in The Chronicles of Ling :) | Apr 23, 2016
- Osaka, Japan
We are on our way to Japan!! But first we spent some quality time in the Hong Kong airport. William's flight was at 11:45am and ours was not until 3:30pm. So most of this day we spent Posted by Karenamrrll in Asia and Oceania - 2016 | Apr 21, 2016
- April 17 – OTARU, JAPAN
Otaru, our final stop in Japan, is on Japan’s northern most island, Hokkaido. We joined this raven up on the 13th deck to watch our sail-in.
[img=http://photos.trav Posted by Swenigale in Serenity 7 | Apr 18, 2016
- April 16 – AOMORI, JAPAN
A day in Aomori.
Where is that? On the northern tip of Honshu, Japan’s largest Posted by Swenigale in Serenity 7 | Apr 17, 2016
- April 14 – TOKYO, JAPANDAY 2
The sixth, and final segment of the 2016 World Cruise begins: “Glacial Grandeur”, from Tokyo to San Francisco!
[img=http://photos.travellerspoint.com/92262/F Posted by Swenigale in Serenity 7 | Apr 14, 2016
- April 13 – TOKYO, JAPANDAY 2
Fireboats welcomed our arrival as we sailed under the Rainbow Bridge into Tokyo Harbor. Our afternoon arrival was timed for low tide – so we would clear the bri Posted by Swenigale in Serenity 7 | Apr 14, 2016
- April 12 – SHIMIZU, JAPAN
Every port in Japan seems to have a Ferris Wheel. Fun! This is Shimizu, a quiet town known as the “Gateway to Mt. Fuji”.
[img=http://photos.travellerspoint.com/92262/ Posted by Swenigale in Serenity 7 | Apr 14, 2016
- Signs of the Pacific IslandsThe Japanese are masters at catering to every eventuality. Nothing is left to chance and, because it frequently rains in Japan, umbrellas are always at the ready. Hotels, restaurants and even some stores, freely hand over umbrellas to departing customers Posted by Hawkson in Blissful Adventures | Apr 13, 2016
- April 10 – FUKUOKA, JAPAN
Kon nichiwa (Hello) from Fukuoka, the largest city on Japan’s Kyushu Island, just 120 miles from the Korean peninsula.
[img=http://photos.travellerspoint.com/9226 Posted by Swenigale in Serenity 7 | Apr 12, 2016
- Just Another Sightseeing DayIt is claimed that there are thirty thousand flowering cherry trees in the Kii mountains surrounding Yoshino in Eastern Japan, so it’s not surprising that legions of people flock from all over the world to witness the Mankai – Posted by Hawkson in Blissful Adventures | Apr 12, 2016
- The Yin and Yang of JapanIt is very easy to romanticise Japan. It is, to western eyes, exotic in almost every respect. It has seemingly strange customs and there is a populace that is, in general, simultaneously demure and extrovert. These young ladies in their Posted by Hawkson in Blissful Adventures | Apr 10, 2016
- From Nagasaki to The HagueMost of the time after violent man-made disaster strikes, that particular generation afflicted by it will learn that issues can always be resolved in other ways than violent means. And then, we lapsed into another hateful cycle, be it being Posted by canglingy in The Chronicles of Ling :) | Apr 9, 2016
- The Sakura of Kanazawa
As the warmth of the spring’s sun makes its way northward across the Japanese islands the last drab days of winter are shrouded in a mist of pink and white that rolls relentlessly across t Posted by Hawkson in Blissful Adventures | Apr 8, 2016
- Namie YakisobaNamie Yakisoba is a famous dish in Namie-cho, Fukushima prefecture. So what is the different between namie yakisoba and the mainstream yakisoba we heard of? Well, the first difference is the noodles itself. For namie yakisoba, they Posted by Ohana_Matsumae in Gourmet Trip in Japan | Apr 6, 2016
- Tonpei YakiTonpei Yaki is an Osaka classic dish. It is almost always ordered as an appetizer at any Okonomiyaki store you go to in Osaka. If you listen closely while at a Okonomiyaki restaurant in Osaka at other people Posted by Ohana_Matsumae in Gourmet Trip in Japan | Apr 6, 2016
- Sado Island - Slipping Slowly Off the MapIn the 13th Century, Sado Island, a few hours ferry ride off the west coast of Honshu in the Sea of Japan, was a distant place where disgraced emperors, poets and priests were exiled. Today it is best known by Posted by Hawkson in Blissful Adventures | Apr 6, 2016
- Japanese Etiquette 101We are currently staying in a ryokan in Ogi on Sado Island. A ryokan is a traditional Japanese guesthouse with an onsen, (a communal hot tub), and there are very strict rules of etiquette. Firstly, all shoes must be removed Posted by Hawkson in Blissful Adventures | Apr 5, 2016
- Negi YakiNegi yaki is one of Osaka's great delicacies. This dish is similar to the traditional Okonomiyaki but with a large amount of "negi" or green onions (as we call it in English) along with the batter and other ingredients. Posted by Ohana_Matsumae in Gourmet Trip in Japan | Apr 3, 2016
- Springtime in Niigata
This Shinkansen high-speed bullet train sped us through the mountains of Gunma in a series of tunnels rivalling the Chunnel and in just an hour we travelled halfway across Japan to arriv Posted by Hawkson in Blissful Adventures | Apr 3, 2016
- Springtime in Nagasaki Most of the time, this blog tend to veer away from more popular touristic destination and it is no different this week. This entry will move the spotlight from the West all the way to a small town in Japan, Posted by canglingy in The Chronicles of Ling :) | Apr 2, 2016