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Nara (奈良)

I was just having a look around the excellent blog by Jacqueline M. Hadel, in particular at her photographs of Kyoto and Nara. One image of a telegraph post sticker depicting a Police Deer in Nara reminded me of our trip to this shrine and temple town in 2013. 1,412 more words


Ningyocho (人形町), Sakura Tea (桜湯) and Wagashi (和菓子)

One of the things I like most about our trips to Japan is the opportunity we have to try things that are uniquely Japanese, or are unusual to us. 1,373 more words


A Stroll in Kyoto Imperial Park/Kyoto Gyoen (京都御苑)

When we were planning our honeymoon, and knew that we would be staying in an apartment in the area south of the Imperial Palace in Kyoto (known as the Kyoto Gosho/京都御所), I did some research into the Palace. 1,027 more words



My first few days not only in Japan, but in Asia also.  Enjoy!


Aomori City (青森市)

Each of our previous visits to Japan have focused on the stretch of Honshu that runs between Hiroshima and Tokyo. We have stayed in Hiroshima… 3,133 more words


Goichi&Ichigo - a modern apartment close to Akihabara

This year we spent a full week in Tokyo and wanted to stay in an apartment rather than a hotel, so that we could self-cater. I went to the ever trusty… 1,072 more words