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 …

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, Fushimi Inari Taisha

Today was our first day back in Kyoto, and it’s amazing to think it was nearly two years ago that we were last here. We planned to stay one night, which gave us the afternoon and then the following day to spend in Kyoto before heading back to Osaka. For the afternoon, we decided to …

Japan & Hong Kong 2012, Wrap Up

Overall what we did: 21 days split into: 1 day in Tokyo, 3 days in Sapporo, 7 days in Osaka, 4 days in Okinawa, 1 day in Nara, 1 day in Kyoto and 4 days Hong Kong from February 2012 Favourite part of Japan: Too many to mention, I loved it all. The amazing food, …

Japan & Hong Kong 2012, Historic Kyoto

After Nara we headed straight onto Kyoto, to a fantastic accommodation in Gion which was in a traditional Japanese style. Kyoto is an amazing place full of incredibly beautiful temples, and has it’s distinct own old world vibe. Unfortunately there were a number of buildings we went to visit that were being repaired at the …