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  • Trains[img=http://photos.travellerspoint.com/897417/IMG_201706..2206752_HDR.jpg thumb=http://photos.travelle Posted by debnrob98 in Tripping with the Niles' | Jun 9, 2017
  • A Day at NikkoWe got up early and took several trains to Nikko. It is a little town set in the mountains with huge pine trees and cedar trees. We went to Toshugu Shrine. It is huge! The workmanship that went into Posted by debnrob98 in Tripping with the Niles' | Jun 9, 2017
  • Hiroshima Back To Tokyo From Kyoto we headed southwest on the Shinkansen to Hiroshima. We explored the Peace Park in the afternoon, which is a lovely, tranquil spot in the middle of the city. Prior to 08:15 on Posted by Honeymayning in Honeymayning | Jun 8, 2017
  • Black Eggs at HakoneWe awoke early this morning, did our usual breakfast at Denny's and caught the train into Shinjuku to change to another line to get to Hakone. We ended up being on the train during rush hour, and that was a Posted by debnrob98 in Tripping with the Niles' | Jun 8, 2017
  • Tokyo day 2A farewell breakfast at Starbucks with the stragglers from our tour before checking out of the group hotel and off to find our new one for the next couple of days. It was time for some more sedate sightseeing after Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | Mar 28, 2015
  • Tokyo day 3We arranged to meet Joanna this morning to sightsee together and what a busy day it turned out to be. Armed with our rail pass for the last time we did a complete circle around the final must see's. We Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | Mar 29, 2015
  • Tokyo day 4Before leaving Tokyo we finally visited the art gallery in the main station from where we board the direct train to the airport. If only something like this existed it Kings Cross station. half a dozen or so Picasso's,Warhol,Bacon,Chagall,Man Ray,jim Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | Mar 30, 2015
  • Kanawaza day 2Armed with our bus pass we set off to visit the "ninja" temple. Ostensibly a temple but in reality a heavily defended watchtower for the castle we were to visit later on in the morning. It had a variety of Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | Mar 19, 2015
  • Hiroshima day 1A 4 hour trip in a bullet train hurtling through the Japanese countryside to Hiroshima to visit the site of the first atomic bomb blast. The atomic dome was virtually the only building left standing as the bomb exploded ore Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | Mar 20, 2015
  • Hiroshima day 2We took the train and ferry to Miyajima island,one of Japan's most scenic spots. Even Sebastian recognised O-Torii (grand gate) just offshore and luckily it was high tide so we saw it and the temple at their best.lots of little Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | Mar 21, 2015
  • Kyoto day 1A quick 300 mile bullet train journey north to Kyoto this morning and the air was definitely fresher here than in Hiroshima. Our first trip was to Sagano for a stroll along the "Bamboo Walk",a path through a plantation of Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | Mar 22, 2015
  • Kyoto day 2Armed with our bus pass we undertook a mission to discover the bus network in Kyoto. First stop was the Nijo castle,once the emperor's,where the shogun leaders gave up their powers in 1868 and the us forced the opening up Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | Mar 22, 2015
  • Kyoto day 3A free day today so half a dozen of us set off together for a day's sightseeing. A couple of brollies were bought so the rain eased off immediately as we started to do the "philosophers walk", a very pleasant Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | Mar 23, 2015
  • Mount Fuji day 1a long day today,over 6 hours on 4 trains. Fiirst a bullet train,then an express followed by a suburban train and finally almost a Thomas the Tank train with an observation car which gave us a great view of Mount Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | Mar 25, 2015
  • Mount Fuji day 2After yesterday's Japanese banquet it was the turn of breakfast to turn Japanese. Fish and chips was a step too far having already had the rice and miso. Thankfully western style tomorrow! Today's sightseeing was a stroll around the lake Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | Mar 26, 2015
  • Tokyo day 1A cloudy morning as we said goodbye to Mount Fuji.Our guide said we had been lucky with the weather as sometimes on tours it is too cloudy to see it. We took the special train back to civilisation and in Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | Mar 27, 2015
  • TokyoArrived safely and immediately we are struck how efficient the Japanese are.The airport is user friendly,all the onward transportation desks are grouped together as you exit customs. you tell the counter staff your hotel and the right ticket Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | Mar 15, 2015
  • TakayamaToday we took our first bullet train to Nagoya where we bought a bento box for lunch which we ate on a narrow gauge railway up into the Japanese alps to Takayama . It was a very comfortable train with Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | Mar 16, 2015
  • Takayama day 2This morning we had a traditional japanese breakfast in the guest house.this comprised a variety of small portions of salad,fish,rice,miso soup,egg and bacon served with green tea. It was a feast. More tasty titbits were had as we visited the Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | Mar 17, 2015
  • Kanazawa day 1A sensible start today as our train departed at 10.30 to Kanazawa a large city on the west coast. Therefore we all had time for a relaxing dip in the hot stone communal bath before purchasing breakfast in the bakeries Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | Mar 18, 2015
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  • LUCKY! in NaraI think all the luck and good wishes we've been accumulating at all the Buddhist and Shinto temples we've been visiitng lately overflowed today, because we had a really good day. After our usual breakfast of bread with PB & Posted by skyisblu in Shinkansen and Bento - Japan 2013 | Sep 10, 2013
  • Bus-hopping around townSo the plan was to head north to a beautiful onsen, or hot spring, set in the mountains and soak our cares away, but holy cow is it ever hot in Kyoto right now! The thought of whiling the day Posted by skyisblu in Shinkansen and Bento - Japan 2013 | Sep 11, 2013
  • From temple to temple to guesthouseTime to pack up all our clothes and souvenirs and finish up that jar of peanut butter, since today we are checking out of Matsubaya Ryokan. We are heading across town to spend the night in a temple guesthouse. Yes, Posted by skyisblu in Shinkansen and Bento - Japan 2013 | Sep 12, 2013
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