Mount Koya

November 15, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
There are some things when travelling that you can do on the spur of the moment, you've heard the saying about travelling that 'just go where the wind takes you'. Well that may work well in some instances but not all. As much as I love to travel and wake up and just explore, at times a little planning does go a long way and actually enhances your t...
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Nara & Byodo-In

November 06, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
Nara The lasting image I have from my first visit to Nara back on 2005 is the massive Big Buddha Statue at Todaiji. For me it was so imposing, looking up and having to lean back when you were up close to it. It was also majestic to look at. The fact you can't see clearly or properly when you're walking towards it, it's not only when you climb the...
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Kyoto

November 04, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
Kyoto Factoid: The home of the Emperor is considered the capital. So between 794 and 1868, the Emperor resided in Heian-Kyo, which is now modern day Kyoto. After 1868, the capital was moved to Tokyo. So much has been written about Kyoto and its temples. A stark contrast to the dizzying neon lights of Tokyo, a city that seems to be the opposite of...
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Mitaki & Miyajima

October 14, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
Mitaki - dera Temple It was a wise decision to spend two days in Hiroshima, not only to see the sights and explore but to also give you space to go further afield. For my second day I knew I would be going to Miyajima to see the sunset, but didn't know what to do for the first half of of the day. As with last minute decisions, I googled to see wha...
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Hiroshima

October 13, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
I was determined to visit Hiroshima on this visit to Japan. I felt bad that I didn’t create the opportunity on my previous visits to Japan. I stayed there for 2 nights, I read in most places that you can do it in 1 day but to truly feel how great the city is, you should opt to stay at least 2 nights. The hotel I stayed in was the Dorny Inn Hiroshim...
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