Part 2: Echoes of Japan

Hi all! Welcome to the second part of my blog on Japan. As stated in part one it is a real challenge trying to reveal new details of a country that is visited and written about by hundreds of amateur bloggers like myself every year. But I still think it’s important for the people that…

Part 1: Echoes of Japan

It’s has been almost a year since Lucy and I travelled to Japan. I promised to write up about my experiences out there but I never got round to it except for a token blog about what surprised me about the experience. Part of the challenge was my desire to write something different. To capture…

What I didn’t expect in Japan

Japan was amazing. I can safely say it was one of the best experiences of my life so far. One month on and it’s hard to put all the amazing experiences into words. Coupled with that is the acute knowledge that I am not the first person to go to Japan and I should probably…

Planning the adventure: Japan day 13-14

We will return to Tokyo for the last leg of our trip. As a change from Air BnBs and traditional Accommodation such as Minshukus, Ryokens (and a Capsule Hotel) we’re going to stay for two nights in a pretty standard hotel. Nothing fancy, just a centrally located place for us to grab souvenirs, check out…

August Update

Birthdays, road trips, bank holidays and other adventures. August was nice and busy.  The sun shone by the end of it but despite all the rain I’ve had some pretty lovely days with friends and family. As for the goals: 1) Get a new job or find a way of making current role more enjoyable….

Planning the adventure: Japan day 8-12

Welcome back to the Japan travel blog! You know how the last one was about a bit of relaxation? Well that’s because the next stage of our journey is crazy busy! On the way back from Seketei, and over five days, we hope to visit: Hiroshima: Because a visit to the peace memorial seems like…

July Update

The picture is of some Japanese money I was given today. It’s the first time I’ve held a Japanese Banknote and they’re quite beautiful in their own way. Thank you to the kindly soul who gave them to us. You’ve helped us so much already. It’s been a real varied month. Some real stresses at…

Planning the adventure: Japan day 6-7

Almost halfway through our adventure Lucy and I will go on our longest section of travelling. We will catch a train from Tsumago and travel via Nagoya to Hiroshima – roughly a five hour trip that will end with a pick-up by the hotel that we will be staying at. After, a £20 a night…

June Update

Flaming June seems apt for a month where half the nights seemed to be insufferably hot. I enjoyed some wonderfully sunny days and some great times with friends and family. Especially Pete who paid a (mostly) surprise visit from New Zealand! The summer really is a time to try and heal our dreary souls from…