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


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


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


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


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


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


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