Japan 2016, Fireworks in Wakayama

A good day today as we hunted down a firework event not far from Takeshi’s family in Wakayama. A short train ride away from home, there were reasonable crowds and lot of people dressed up for the occasion in yukata’s. As usual there was a lot of food and game stalls which is always great …

Japan 2016, Downtown Osaka

Again just a few photos as our days in Japan at times were filled with a LOT of errands and preparation for a big family event. It was rather cool being in this area as the last time we were here Osaka’s tallest building was still under construction so now we were able to see …

Japan 2016, Countryside Osaka

One thing I enjoy about visiting Osaka is Takeshi’s family lives further out of the city in the country side. It’s a bit of train trip to get into the city centre but it’s very relaxing and quiet out in the country side.

Japan 2016, Gion Matsuri

After a short stay in Tokyo it was time to catch the Shinkansen to Kyoto in preparation for attending Gion Matsuri. Of course, we had to pick up a bit of lunch at Tokyo Station to take onto the train with us. Once we arrived in Kyoto we had a bit of time to wander …

Japan 2016, A Day in Tokyo

Back in Japan! We flew into Tokyo and had a very short overnight stay in the city before heading to Kyoto via the bullet train the next day. As we landed early in the morning we had a bit of time to roam around and check out a few things. We walked around the Asakusa …

World Travel 2013-2014, The Big Wrap Up

Overall what we did: 5 days in Malaysia wandering around Kuala Lumpur 3 days in Singapore 13 days in Thailand split between Phuket and Bangkok 12 days in Cambodia split between Siem Reap and Phnom Penh 49 days in Japan, mostly in Osaka with a week in Tokyo and day trips to Wakayama, Kobe, Koya-san …

World Travel 2013-2014, Japan Wrap Up

So it’s finally time to write the wrap up for our time in Japan. Its been a little while so here we go… Overall what we did: 49 (!) days split into: 36 days in Osaka, 2 days in Wakayama and Kyoto, 1 day each in Kobe, Koya-san, and 7 days in Tokyo from 18 …

World Travel 2013-2014, Oishii! Japanese Food

As you can see from the featured picture, food in Japan not only looks fantastic but also tastes delicious. Traditional food is delicious and very healthy for you, but not all of the food in Japan is healthy. In fact one of my favourite places to walk past in Japan is all of the incredible …