Category Archives: Adventures in Japan

Skiing Hakuba

Christmas a couple of years ago I took a lesson in skiing up in Nagano.  I became hooked.  It was the best Christmas I’d had since I’d been here.  A few months later I went to Hakuba, and really, really … Continue reading

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Holidays in Shikoku and Toyama, something about rentacars and ETC

It’s that time of year again where I desperately try to remember the best bits of the last few weeks. I’ve settled in with a g & t, so here goes… I had a fanciful idea to try camping this … Continue reading

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Busy, busy, and some Sakura

It has been an extremely busy time for me lately.? Sakura season has seen me off around the place with the cameras and I’m happy to report it has been a good season.? For the sakura at least, my photography … Continue reading

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Toji Market

One of my favourite things to do when I get the chance, is head in to Kyoto and visit the Toji Market.  It is held on the 21st of each month, and that is why it is sometimes problematic getting … Continue reading

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Typhoon Season

Mucking around with timelapse and webcams:

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Travel tips for visiting Japan (or stuff you won’t get told elsewhere)

I just realised – I write crappy titles 🙂 Summer holidays always sees an influx of foreign tourists to Japan. Here are some things you might want to know about Japan before you get here: Not every rail line will … Continue reading

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On the teev…

I’m just going to leave this here… Transcript: Nar. : narration Com. : commentator Announcer : Today’s issue is in Takatsuki City. Takatsuki City has for years, invited people to assist in English education from its sister city in Australia. … Continue reading

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Bizenyaki Matsuri

I managed, somehow, to find out about the Bizenyaki Matsuri (Bizen ware festival) which is held in Imbe, just a little while away from Bizen city, and a bit less than 2 hours by express train from Osaka.  It was … Continue reading

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Summer Holiday – Kyushu

Kagoshima I took the Shinkansen down to Kagoshima-chuo which was quick and convenient.  Whenever I look at the price of flights vs Shinkansen tickets, I always remind myself of the hassle and expense of getting to and from the airports, … Continue reading

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Winter Vacation 2013/4

Nara – Nagoya – Takayama – Kanazawa I had been to both Nara and Nagoya before, but this time I spent a little longer in Nara, and got a better feel of the place.  Unfortunately the museums there have a … Continue reading

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