Viewing posts from August, 2015

Climbing Mount Fuji

Mount Fuji is Japan’s highest mountain at 3,776 metres, and is considered sacred by many who climb her. There‘s a limited climbing season, with routes only officially open between July and August, meaning that the trails can be very busy during this period.

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Where on earth is Nagoya?

I have to confess, I'd never heard of Nagoya before I came to Japan. It's a not so little city on the south coast of central Japan (west of Tokyo, east of Osaka). It's a major industrial center and home to Toyota, Honda and other major players ...

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Dr Strangelove: or How We Stopped Worrying And Learned To Love Hiroshima.

Hiroshima, the name conjures up only one image to just about everyone.  It's a strange tourist destination in that sense. In the same ilk as Auschwitz or the Cambodian Killing Fields. How odd it is to think that these places, where some of the worst atrocities in history occurred ...

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A few days in Kyoto

We had four and a half days in Kyoto, and as I love to visit temples, palaces and castles, there were some tough decisions to be made about what, and what not, to see.

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Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do --- Mark Twain

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