Kyoto Imperial Palace Leave Kyoto Arrive in Osaka Explore Osaka After being kept up the majority of the night by next door we woke up not feeling so fresh. So as we had to check out early we decided to make as much noise as possible to give them a taste of their own medicine. […]Read more "The running man, 3rd September 2017"
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shinfuku-ji Temple Kiyomizu-dera Temple We woke and stopped for a hearty meal of tempura and rice to start the day off. Then we caught a couple of trains to Inari which is where Fushimi Inari-taisha was. These are the iconic Japanese red arches that lead up to the Inari temple, (Inari is the […]Read more "Tour of the Temples, 2nd September 2017"
The Golden Pavillion Ryoanji Temple The Bamboo Pathway After some house keeping we popped to a nearby shop we had saw on our first day. We had been after some Japanese crockery as it looked fantastic but most of the ones we had seen were £15 upwards each. we found what we were looking for […]Read more "The Bamboo Pathway, 1st September 2017"
Nishiki Market Gion Area Kennin-Ji Temple Maruyama Gardens We headed to the nearby Nishiki Market which sold everything from local cuisine to tacky gifts. WE tried some of the food from the stalls such as sesame rice cake, prawn tempura, onion fishcake, japanese pancakes and a sweet tofu roll. It all tasted great and there […]Read more "The Twin Dragons, 31st August 2017"
Leave Mount Fuji Travel to Kyoto We decided to have a little lie until 9.30am to rest our bodies from the hike before which helped but we could feel the aches from the day before. We got breakfast and then checked out as we were heading to Kyoto. The most direct route was a bus […]Read more "All Aboard the Shinkansen, 30th August 2017"
Hike Mount Fuji We woke early as it was the day we would climb a section of mount fuji. We had some toast and made the most of the free tea and coffee and jam. We packed a rucksacks with snacks and lots of water for the journey. Then we walked down to the bus […]Read more "Take me to the clouds above, 29th August 2017"
Leave Tokyo Train to Mount Fuji Arrive in Kawaguchiko Cycle around Karaguchiwa Lake We woke early as it was our final day in Tokyo and hopefully our passports along with Chinese visas were waiting for us. We caught the train over to the Chinese visa centre and within a couple of minutes had our passport […]Read more "All Aboard Thomas!, 28th August 2017"
Swap Accomodation to Haru Hotel Ryogoku Ueno Park – Nepal Festival Ameyayokocho Street Sumo Wrestling Ryogoku Sashimi We had a little lie and and then checked out early as we had a different place of accommodation for our final night in Tokyo. The room we had booked was a traditional Japanese style room which consists […]Read more "The Birthplace of The Sumo, 27th August 2017"
Tokyo Government Building Meiji Jingu Forest Shibuya Crossing Gundam Statue We had read that you could get a view of Tokyo from the 45th floor of the Tokyo government building and there was no charge. So we set off for it and along the way we stumbled across an ancient shrine which was in pristine […]Read more "A tour of the cities statues, 26th August 2017"
Submit Documents for Chinese visa Tokyo Tower Zojoji Temple and Shiba Park Hama-rikyu Gardens & Japanese Tea House Imperial Palace We woke up bright and early as a few days before we left England we realised that we hadn’t sorted out a visa for China. We didn’t have enough time to sort one out in […]Read more "A Matcha Made In Heaven, 25th August 2017"