Confession time: I wasn’t that bothered about Japan as a destination. Whilst pretty much everywhere in the world features somewhere on my “I’d like to travel there” list, Japan certainly…

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After Hiroshima we’d deliberately left a few days free in our Japan itinerary in case inspiration struck. I’d envisaged we’d perhaps go back to Kyoto, or maybe another city such…

Read More Hiking and Mount Aso, Kumamoto

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Miyajima island is located, as one might expect for an island, just off the coast of Honshu – about forty minutes from Hiroshima which makes for an easy day trip.…

Read More A day trip to Miyajima Island

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After spending an afternoon with the fishes in Osaka, we jumped on a Shinkansen for the short ninety minute journey to Hiroshima, where we planned to visit the Hiroshima Peace…

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After a tiring day of exploring Kyoto’s temples, followed by a day trudging through the rain, we were ready to have some fun. Preferably indoors. So naturally, the day we…

Read More Visiting Osaka Aquarium

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When I was younger I read Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden, and was captivated by the beautiful writing and depictions of the world of the geishas in Kyoto.…

Read More Hunting geishas in Kyoto

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Our heads ringing with mild hangovers from our exploits in Golden Gai, we made our way to Tokyo station. Our journey to Takayama was convoluted by Japanese standards as it…

Read More Two nights in Takayama

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