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  • Turning 24 in TokyoTokyo On the plane on the way to Tokyo, we discovered that our flight would be arriving into one of the largest airports in the world around 10.15pm and the last train to the city was at 11.05pm. If we missed Posted by amysblog in 12 Months in China | Jan 28, 2018
  • A day trip to Hiroshima[center] Paper cranes, Peace Memorial Park, Hiroshima[/center] Osaka is just two hours from Hiroshima by bullet train, making this a practical opt Posted by ToonSarah in Sarah's (past) travels | Oct 10, 2013
  • Onwards to Osaka===Modern Japan – with a touch of history=== [center] Waterfront in Osaka at sunset[/center] For a slice of modern Japan you could do much worse than visit Osaka. It has some Posted by ToonSarah in Sarah's (past) travels | Oct 9, 2013
  • Sapporo Snow FestivalThe weather was certainly sticking to the theme of the day, snowing quite steadily for most of the day. It was lovely walking on the snowy ground with the snow falling all around. But we did seek refuge underground a Posted by Holdensam in Japan Winter 2018 | Feb 5, 2018
  • White chocolate and beerOur first day in Sapporo saw Margot and I walking to Sapporo station (Margot in new warm boots with better soles for snow/ice bought the night before) passing the huge snow sculptures in Odori park on the way. We rode Posted by Holdensam in Japan Winter 2018 | Feb 4, 2018
  • Woo Hoo!The sunshine returned for my last day of skiing and after an early breakfast I was out on the slopes as the lifts opened determined to make the most of the day. The snow was crisply groomed over the top Posted by Holdensam in Japan Winter 2018 | Feb 4, 2018
  • A full and fabulous day!===Making the most of the Hakone Free Pass=== [center] At Owakudani Hot Springs[/center] [float=right][img=https://photos.travellerspoint.com/87111 Posted by ToonSarah in Sarah's (past) travels | Oct 8, 2013
  • Training DayWe were up and checking out by 7.00 this morning to be able to catch our first train. It wasn't at all busy being early on a Saturday (no weekday commuters) so we thought our day was going to be Posted by Holdensam in Japan Winter 2018 | Feb 3, 2018
  • Kyoto in a day Our day started fairly early with a ride on one of our favourite trains. This one took us from Tokyo to Posted by Holdensam in Japan Winter 2018 | Feb 3, 2018
  • There’s more to Hakone than Mount Fuji[center] General view from the Open Air Museum, Hakone[/center] The best known landmark in Japan, and indeed one of its most iconic sights, is Posted by ToonSarah in Sarah's (past) travels | Oct 7, 2013
  • Funny things we've seenHere are a few things we saw today that made us chuckle. In our favourite restaurant, Anna Miller's, we saw this sign. Andrew couldn't resist so he ordered a rare cheese pie. It was a light cheesecake, but they also have Posted by Holdensam in Japan Winter 2018 | Feb 2, 2018
  • Toilet breakWe can't have a trip to Japan without mentioning the toilets, yes really! They are soooo good. This is a control panel I couldn't resist taking a photo of. The seats are all heated and as soon as you Posted by Holdensam in Japan Winter 2018 | Feb 2, 2018
  • Seeing more of the city[center] In Hamarikyu Gardens[/center] We spent the following day in Tokyo exploring in part with our Inside Japan group and in part on our own, setting the pattern for the rest Posted by ToonSarah in Sarah's (past) travels | Oct 6, 2013
  • Fast train to Tokyo==Today was a travelling day. We were sad to say goodbye (especially Andrew) to this beautiful part of the world, but at least we still have more ahead to enjoy. First was the coach down the mountain to Nagano train Posted by Holdensam in Japan Winter 2018 | Feb 1, 2018
  • Our last day at Okushiga KogenAnother lovely sunny day here - Andrew timed his rest day well. We were up and off to breakfast early and Andrew was ready to go when the ski lifts opened at 8.30. He's planning on being out all day Posted by Holdensam in Japan Winter 2018 | Jan 30, 2018
  • Arriving in Tokyo, jet-lagged and with senses overloaded===Tokyo, city of contrasts=== [center] Tea house, Hamarikyu[/center] Here, ancient meets modern. A tranquil garden with a traditional teahouse provid Posted by ToonSarah in Sarah's (past) travels | Oct 4, 2013
  • Essential Honshu===My Japan=== The scent of incense rising before a shrine, and the rattle of fortune sticks as a backdrop ... [center] In Kyoto - shrine at Kinkaku-ji Temple Posted by ToonSarah in Sarah's (past) travels | Oct 3, 2013
  • Straight from the horse's mouthI am writing this blog while watching more fresh snow fall through the lobby lounge window. After 2 full days of skiing I planned a rest day to head to see the snow monkeys with Margot - but not to Posted by Holdensam in Japan Winter 2018 | Jan 29, 2018
  • Snow monkey disappointment Today is the day we set aside to go and see the snow monkeys. Andrew figured he could do with a rest day before his final day of skiing tomorrow. Anyway, we did a bit more research and it seems Posted by Holdensam in Japan Winter 2018 | Jan 29, 2018
  • Shabu Shabu[img=https://photos.travellerspoint.com/907907/180_20180129_191034.jpg thumb=https://photos.travellerspoin Posted by Holdensam in Japan Winter 2018 | Jan 29, 2018
  • Ready to roll...When Andrew saw the sunshine & blue sky this morning he couldn't wait to get out there on the slopes. Here's the view from our windows, complete with the snow on the window sill. [img=https://photos.travellerspoint.com/907907/90_20180128_091303.jpg thumb Posted by Holdensam in Japan Winter 2018 | Jan 28, 2018
  • Winter WonderlandWe awoke to a lovely sunny day for Andrew's birthday. Picked up some 'lucky dip' breakfast (because we didn't really know what anything was & didn't have time to ask!) on the way to the Nagano Snow Shuttle for our Posted by Holdensam in Japan Winter 2018 | Jan 27, 2018
  • Kon'nichiwa!Just a quick note to say we've arrived in Tokyo. Our flights were on time & pretty good and all our bags arrived. The hotel was easy to find in the airport & we are about to get some sleep Posted by Holdensam in Japan Winter 2018 | Jan 26, 2018
  • Goodbye JapanToday is the final day of our trip. We have a 9pm flight out of Osaka. Check out is 11am then we will leave our luggage at hotel while we take our final look around Osaka. Had our last Posted by andrewjenny in Japan | Jan 26, 2018
  • Our last full day in OsakaOur last full day in Osaka. The end of our trip is upon us. Today we visited the Osaka Castle. This castle in on a huge site in the middle of the city. It is surrounded by a series of Posted by andrewjenny in Japan | Jan 25, 2018
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