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Capture Japan: Lake Ashi

Torii Gates at Lake Ashi, Hakone

I recently visited Hakone over Obon break with my friend who I hadn’t seen in over a year. Hakone is generally known as a resort area and it’s the perfect summer getaway, especially since it’s located in the mountains making the area much cooler and bearable than Tokyo. 111 more words

Konnichiwa Japan!

This is my first entry in this blog. I’ve been planning to create my own page for a long time and now here it is. 1,061 more words


Hakone, Japan: Hot Spring & Ryokan

I read recently that Owadakuni has reopened (it was closed for about a year following a small eruption last year) and realised that I haven’t properly blogged about our stay in Hakone! 1,090 more words


Postcard from Hakone

#0173  Torii Gate at Hakone, Japan.  This postcard was in my collection although I’m quite sure I haven’t been here … think it must have been something my dad brought back from his trip for us when we were little; the photo quality has that 1980s feel about it.
02 Aug 2016


Fuji - 富士山

There is a saying that if you’re a visitor to Japan and you are able to see Mt. Fuji that you will return. Flying anywhere south of Tokyo, there’s a good chance of seeing it from an airplane as well – equally breathtaking. 657 more words

Life in Pictures: Japan


Best. Holiday. Ever.

An old friend. A mascot. A visit to Kamakura. Temples. Hydrangeas. Totoros. Sushi. A great big Buddha. A paddle in the sea. 139 more words

Life In Pictures

Day 2 - Charm of Odawara

We woke up bright and early on Day 2… Ok, who are we kiddin’ after getting into Tokyo late the night before.

I suppose it’s reasonable to say, we woke up relatively early on Day 2. 1,819 more words