Japan Part 4 : Tokyo

At last I have got round to writing about the last stop on our trip to Japan, but most embarrassingly, its a year ago today since we went!  We left Tokyo until the last city on our adventure, mainly to stop us having a mad dash across the country the day before we left! But…

Japan Part 3: Kyoto and Nara

Ok, so this post has been a long time coming (almost 10 months in fact!).  After our stay on Miyajima we hopped on a train up to Kyoto.  I was really looking forward to going here, I had read so much about it and the history (geeky I know) and wanted to see these places…

Japan Part 2: Miyajima

Late afternoon, after tearing ourselves away from Hiroshima we took a short train ride and ferry (all included in the handy Japan rail pass!) to Miyajima, which is a small island just off the coast, and home to the Itsukushima Shrine for which it is famous.  On arrival our hosts collected us and transported us…

Japan Part 1: Hiroshima

Watching the Japanese Grand Prix on Sunday reminded me of our holiday to Japan in May, and the fact that I never posted about it! So here at last is the first part of our wonderful trip! After talking about going for ages we eventually booked our trip for the end of May.  Before we…

An Intro to Japan

Tonight is planning night.  In just over 6 weeks we head eastwards to Japan, and all we have organised at the moment are our flights.  So we have dedicated tonight to planning our adventure.  To get us in the planning mood, I decided to cook something Japanese, so I reached for the Wagamama Ways with…