OSAKA

Our last stop was Osaka, for a brief day and a half. We visited Osaka castle (the grounds and towers … More

MIYAJIMA

From Hiroshima, the tiny island of Miyajima (a Unesco World Heritage Site) was an easy day trip. The island is … More

HIROSHIMA

It was raining when we arrived in Hiroshima so we went straight to the Peace Memorial Museum. The museum was … More

NARA

Most of the things to see in Nara were in or around Nara Park, so one day here was the … More

KYOTO

Kyoto, you magical thing. My favourite city in Japan so far. Gion area : We stayed in this area and it … More

HAKONE

We spent two days in Hakone, up in the mountains near Mt Fuji. Unfortunately it was pretty grey the whole … More

TOKYO

Five days in the madness that is Tokyo. Contrast was everywhere – old-town temples and quiet laneways in one neighbourhood, noisy … More