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  • 2019 Japan: Day in Arashiyama, Kyoto Our week in Tokyo was over, and so we made our way to catch the Shinkansen fast train to Kyoto. It took 2 and half hours Posted by jannettek in Time to travel | Sep 30, 2019
  • East Asian Immersion: KyotoOnce we decided to center ourselves in Beijing for the trip we had to decide if we would spend the whole six weeks in China or if we would spend part of the trip in another country. We'd had great Posted by zzlangerhans in Babies in backpacks | Sep 28, 2019
  • 2019 Japan: Ueno Park and Tokyo Station Today we travelled north-east from where we are staying to Ueno Park. This is a huge park which is home to a nu Posted by jannettek in Time to travel | Sep 28, 2019
  • Kyoto and Hakone 2019 - Japan==classic spa== After leaving Tokyo, we headed to the area of Odawara and Hakone, to spend the night at a ryokan. It's a traditional Japanese inn, involving shoes off, straw mat floors, mattress on floor for bedding, tea ceremony, traditional me Posted by MurkTravels in MurkTravels | Mar 18, 2019
  • Osaka 2019 - Japan==party town== One immediate difference from Kyoto, is that Osaka is a party town. It's a gritty town (in terms of overall spotlessly clean Japan), where bars and lounges and shopping is open late, there's sketchy alleyways, and a buzzing energy Posted by MurkTravels in MurkTravels | Mar 20, 2019
  • Nagoya 2019 - Japan==light show== We didn't spend much time in Nagoya. Got in late one night and left early the next morning, but there was one reason we went. South of town, there's Nabana No Sato. For a couple months each year, this Posted by MurkTravels in MurkTravels | Mar 23, 2019
  • Kyoto, JapanKyoto is a beautiful city. There. I've said it. Its the capital of the Kyoto Prefecture, and former Imperial Capital. My son and I took the JR Rail Shinkansen to this city. There are three Posted by tmulcahey in Japan 2019 | Sep 26, 2019
  • 2019 Japan: Elusive Mt FujiToday we started with a train trip down to Lake Kawaguchiko and finished the day with a wander around Shinjuku in the evening. Posted by jannettek in Time to travel | Sep 26, 2019
  • 2019 Japan: Kamakura Another train trip, this time to Kamakura. The city is only ninety minutes and a couple of train rides south of Tokyo. How we do Posted by jannettek in Time to travel | Sep 23, 2019
  • From Nice to Narita - Part 2(This will be slightly longer than last time, you have been warned) Continuing from where I left off in my last entry, after all we went through with airport and flight hold ups including almost missing a flight, we were finally Posted by Louise - ルイーズ in 1 year in Tokyo | Sep 23, 2019
  • 2019 Japan: Out of town to Hakone Today we initiated our Japan Rail Pass, and so to take advantage of Posted by jannettek in Time to travel | Sep 23, 2019
  • Find Japanese Traditional Houses at Nihon Minka-en Inside of the old Japanese house Nihon Minka-en (Japan Open-air Folk House Museum) is an outdoor museum which displays Japanese old houses in Ka Posted by Japan Tour JOT in Explore Japan with Japan Oriental Tours | Sep 23, 2019
  • 2019 Japan: From the woods to Tokyo Bay Ha! Thought we had done a quick flight to NYC? But no, today we ended up near Tokyo Bay, and met a replica of this NYC icon. We had not i Posted by jannettek in Time to travel | Sep 22, 2019
  • 2019 Japan: Getting acquainted with Tokyo Today we travelled by subway to Asakusa. The aim was to wander the area around the Senso-ji temple. We also needed to Posted by jannettek in Time to travel | Sep 21, 2019
  • 2019 Japan: ArrivalThis is our first time in Japan, and last night we chose to stay in a hotel by Narita airport. Just for one night. It had been a long day with a very early start. Luckily we did make the Posted by jannettek in Time to travel | Sep 20, 2019
  • Tokyo - homeWe arrived back in Tokyo on the ship and had an overnight before disembarking. As our scheduled flight wasn’t until 10.30pm we spent the day with friends Erica and Linda who had a hotel booked so we could store our Posted by MaggieSyd in Our Adventures | Sep 19, 2019
  • ShizuokaWe arrived in Shizuoka around 10am and left the ship to board a local ferry to Miho-no-Matsubara. A scenic spot of white sand, black sand and blue ocean where more than 30,000 pine trees line the coastline of around 7km. Posted by MaggieSyd in Our Adventures | Sep 15, 2019
  • KobeVibrant, cosmopolitan Kobe served as a maritime portal to Asia for centuries before it became one of the first Japanese ports open to foreign trade with the West in 1868. Surprisingly little evidence remains of the devastating earthquake of 1995. On Posted by MaggieSyd in Our Adventures | Sep 14, 2019
  • From Nice to Narita - Part 1I've traveled to several different places since I was born with family, friends and on my own. Therefore, I managed to acquire essential travel information, guidance and precautions to take whiles flighting. This is especially true for long distance fligh Posted by Louise - ルイーズ in 1 year in Tokyo | Sep 13, 2019
  • Autumn Leaves in Japan – in Hiroshima and Kyoto Miyajima covered by autumn leaves Autumn leaves have been especially beautiful this year in Japan. Here are some of the photos which our customers actually witnessed during our Posted by Japan Tour JOT in Explore Japan with Japan Oriental Tours | Sep 13, 2019
  • KochiWe started the day with a lecture on the ship from our friend Anne who told us about her sailing adventures on a 45’ yacht from Seattle to Tonga. She left Seattle last August and arrived in Tonga in August Posted by MaggieSyd in Our Adventures | Sep 13, 2019
  • Nagasaki, KagoshimaWe arrived in Nagasaki earlier than scheduled and set off to make the most of the extra time. Nagasaki has 5 street car lines so we decided that as it was so hot we would get an all day pass Posted by MaggieSyd in Our Adventures | Sep 12, 2019
  • Sakaiminato Sakaiminato’s history is steeped in fishing tradition as well as it seems cartoons. It is known as the hometown of one of the most celebrated manga artists, Shigeru Mizuki. The 800m street named after him is full of Yokai (supernatural Posted by MaggieSyd in Our Adventures | Sep 8, 2019
  • KanazawaKanazawa is the capital of Ishikawa Prefecture. Translated literally it means “marsh of gold”, and the city produces approximately 99% of the gold leaf in Japan. We started the day by purchasing a bus day pass (¥500) and getting on the Posted by MaggieSyd in Our Adventures | Sep 8, 2019
  • AkitaAkita Prefecture is situated in the north-eastern part of the Japanese mainland. We took the shuttle bus from the port for a 20 minute drive into the main town. As it was Saturday the streets were quite quiet. We walked Posted by MaggieSyd in Our Adventures | Sep 6, 2019
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