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  • Day 11: TakayamaWe are staying in Takayama (remember futons etc). We are still in the mountains in Central Japan and we are at quite a high altitude. Yes away from cities and lots of people. Takayama has less than 100,000 people. Its Posted by pedrotravels in Japan 2017 | Sep 11, 2017
  • Day 10: Shirakawago Shirakawa-go is a small, traditional village in central Japan. (Set in the mountains). It was once considered a wild and unexplored region however, this created the conditions for the development of unique cultural practices and lifestyles. It is a World Posted by pedrotravels in Japan 2017 | Sep 11, 2017
  • Day 8: MatsumotoAwoke to a almost a cloudless sky. Wonderful. Not fooled this time, we arrived at the Nagano tourist office and still no snow monkeys up at Jigokudani Yaenkoen park. The day already had a full option B which was to Posted by pedrotravels in Japan 2017 | Sep 11, 2017
  • Day 7: Nagano-Jigokudani Snow Monkey ParkWe opted from the outset in this trip to “book as we go”. It certainly adds a layer of complexity and a little more cost as accommodation options are less. The upside is enormous flexibility as to where you spend Posted by pedrotravels in Japan 2017 | Sep 11, 2017
  • Day 6: Nikko Forrest- NaganoThe days so far have been mainly overcast but fine. We awoke to pouring rain and opted for a quiet travel day. You can see from this view out of the window of our room that we are in a Posted by pedrotravels in Japan 2017 | Sep 11, 2017
  • Day 5: Nikko ForrestLast night in our lovely little home in Sangubashi. Ushka our AirBnB host was a delight. So close to everything and had every little detail we needed. Commenced our JR rail passes and headed north to Nikko Forest. Nikko National Park Posted by pedrotravels in Japan 2017 | Sep 11, 2017
  • Day 4: Tokyo (Final day)Top of the list was to head off to the Tsukiji (Tokyo) fish market. This is the quintessential activity to do while in Tokyo. There is an option to get up at 3am and attend the 4am tuna auction. Posted by pedrotravels in Japan 2017 | Sep 11, 2017
  • Day 2: TokyoDay began with a visit to the Tokyo Imperial Palace, This is the primary residence of the Emperor of Japan. It is a large park-like area located in the Chiyoda ward of Tokyo and contains buildings including the main palace Posted by pedrotravels in Japan 2017 | Sep 11, 2017
  • Kyoto Monday 21st August 2017This is our last sightseeing day in Japan and of our holiday. We are going to see 2 temples this morning and then finish our holiday off with dinner with Maiko (apprentice Geisha). The weather is still hot and humid. As Posted by MADpeasncarrots in Europe 2017 | Sep 2, 2017
  • Kyoto - Sunday 20th August 2017Today we have to check out of the hotel and our stay for the last 2 nights of the holiday is in a traditional Japanese Ryokan. Our check out time today is 11am and we cannot check in to the Ryokan Posted by MADpeasncarrots in Europe 2017 | Sep 2, 2017
  • Shinjuku to Kyoto Friday 18th August 2017Today we are going to Kyoto on the Bullet Train. We first have to get from Shinjuku Station to Shinagawa Station where we have reserved seats for the Hikari Shinkansen Bullet Train to Kyoto. This train travels at 230 klm Posted by MADpeasncarrots in Europe 2017 | Sep 2, 2017
  • Shinjuku Japan - Thursday 17th August 2017As we only have 1 day in Shinjuku we decide to catch the train over to Takeshita Street only to find we are too early and the shops are not open as yet. Shinjuku is crazy busy anytime but in the Posted by MADpeasncarrots in Europe 2017 | Sep 2, 2017
  • London to Japan - Tuesday 15th August 2017 We are all prepared. Up and packed, breakfast, shower and ready ahead of time for our scheduled transfer to pick us up at 11.30am to take us to the airport to catch our first flight at 2.30pm. Will we make it Posted by MADpeasncarrots in Europe 2017 | Sep 2, 2017
  • Kyoto - Saturday 19th August 2017Today is hot and humid in Kyoto. The temperature is going to be 34C but the humidity is high and it feel so much hotter. We will be drinking lots of water today. We walk to our first temple which is Posted by MADpeasncarrots in Europe 2017 | Aug 29, 2017
  • Taiwan GetawayRandomly booked a ticket to Taiwan for my 4-Days Summer break. This time i will not be talking about Tennis I went there merely to explore and to do food tripping as Taiwan is best known for their Night Markets. Taiwan Posted by bernardinesiso in Tennis Traveler | Aug 28, 2017
  • Pepper Lunch Pepper Lunch is a famous restaurant chain in Japan which serves meat, mostly steaks. The brand was first established in Tokyo and since then has grown into a international fast food brand for steak. You can find Pepper Posted by Ohana_Matsumae in Gourmet Trip in Japan | Aug 19, 2017
  • KishimenKishimen is a flat and thick-cut noodle dish famous in Nagoya. The broth is very refreshing because it is a mix between the Kansai and Kanto style of Japan. In the Kanto region, things a much more sweet Posted by Ohana_Matsumae in Gourmet Trip in Japan | Aug 19, 2017
  • HitsumabushiWhen people talk about Japan, unagi (eel) is something that usually pops into people's mind. Like sushi, Japan is very famous for their unagi and usually the image we have its a tender slice of eel with sweet sauce Posted by Ohana_Matsumae in Gourmet Trip in Japan | Aug 7, 2017
  • Miso Nikomi UdonMiso Nikomi Udon is one of Nagoya's most famous comfort foods. Ask anyone on the street and they will tell you that they know about the dish and love it. So, what makes the Miso Nikomi Udon so Posted by Ohana_Matsumae in Gourmet Trip in Japan | Aug 6, 2017
  • DoteniThe doteni is the Nagoya version of doteyaki (Osaka famous B class gourmet). Although both doteni and doteyaki are sweet and the colours look the same, the sauce is made from different ingredients. In this post I will Posted by Ohana_Matsumae in Gourmet Trip in Japan | Jul 24, 2017
  • Miso KatsuLike all other parts of Japan, Aichi people are also fascinated with pork and what is a better way to eat pork than deep-frying them into cutlets like the rest of Japan? Now, here is the catch. Unlike Posted by Ohana_Matsumae in Gourmet Trip in Japan | Jul 22, 2017
  • "I like your T-Shirt!" Having left Dubai at a disgustingly early 2:50am (and being told by the air hostess that she loved my T-Shirt, not realising it was actually dedicated to Copenhagen, despite the red blob loo Posted by kmmk17 in World Travels 🌍 | Sep 2, 2013
  • From Kyoto to NaraKyoto/Nara <b></b> I am sitting at the YH in Nara, looking back at the last couple of days. The ferry ride from Otaru to Maizuru was smooth and relaxing as I had hoped. Unfortunately, the weather in Otaru was cold and rainy Posted by grizzly99 in Adventures by grizzly99 | Jul 13, 2010
  • The pilgrimage to Mt. KoyaMt.Koya After spending an hour at the tourist information quizzing the lady about everything from bus and train schedules to accommodation and trail maps around Mt. Koya and Kumano Kodo, I left the office laden with brochures and maps. I really, Posted by grizzly99 in Adventures by grizzly99 | Jul 19, 2010
  • Some observations of Japanese cultureObservation of Japanese culture Japanese communication is centered around a strict hierarchical system which defines how people communicate with each other based on age, gender, seniority, etc. As an outsider, one can observe polite interactions b Posted by grizzly99 in Adventures by grizzly99 | Jul 19, 2010
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