Category Archives: Japan

Daigoji Temple, Kyoto

Daigoji Temple Bentendo

Daigoji Temple was the first place we visited on our stay in Kyoto, Japan in 2013. It probably is not the top of the ‘must see’ list for most visitors to the region, but as we had been to Kyoto … Continue reading

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Kyoto Lunch

Lunch In Kyoto

Lunch in Kyoto was our first priority when we arrived in Japan. We reached Kyoto at about 1pm, after having landed in Tokyo that morning at 7am. It was too early to check in to our hotel, so we dropped … Continue reading

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The Narita Express Train

Narita Express Train

Your first experience when you arrive in Tokyo is likely to be a ride on the Narita Express train from Tokyo Airport. The Narita Express (also known as the NE’X) is a fast train that takes you straight from Narita … Continue reading

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Hello Kitty Japanese Regional Stickers

Hello Kitty Regional Stickers

Hello Kitty stickers are everywhere in Japan, but the ones I really love are the regional sheets. These are Sanrio stickers designed to represent a specific region of Japan, a particular place or an event. They are a little more … Continue reading

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Back From Japan

Japan Temple

I’m sorry for not posting for so long. I have been in Japan and only just got home two days ago. We had an amazing time. Over 2 ½ weeks, we visited Kyoto, Osaka, Okayama, Takayama and, of course, Tokyo. … Continue reading

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Two Weeks To Japan


I’m so excited. Today is two weeks until we leave for Japan. We’ve booked our accommodation, got our rail passes, done our pre-trip shopping, arranged to meet up with friends while we are there and have mostly finished planning out … Continue reading

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Japan Rail Explained

Japan Rail Pass

The other day I was helping a friend understand the rail system in Japan, especially the trains in Tokyo. I thought perhaps others might like to know what I shared with her, so that’s what today’s blog post is about. … Continue reading

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My First Trip To Japan

Tokyo Disneyland Pluto

Since booking our trip to Japan, I have been reminiscing over past trips. I first visited Japan in 1996. It was a three day stopover in Tokyo on the way home from Paris. I was a poor uni student at … Continue reading

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