Tag Archives: Japan

Toilets Again?

Toilet installment number 5 (maybe). I have seen this several times but it just dawned on me today that I have not mentioned it. On some toilets the lid of the tank is a basin. The fill water tube is … Continue reading

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Another Day with Fuji in Full Glory

An onsen is basically a hot tub. It is part of Japanese life. Unlike hot tub use in most of the world there is a ritual performed each time one uses the onsen. The onsens are separated male and female. … Continue reading

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The Senses of Japan

Japan is not just about the visual. All my senses are engaged as we travel. We smell soy sauce each time we pass the corner shop near our hotel in Kyoto and the aroma intrigues us. They are brewing the … Continue reading

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Good Morning

We awake to this sight. Last night we arrive at the Fuji View Hotel, one of the grande dames of the Fuji area hotels, in the dark. At 5.45am I open the drapes and am awe struck. ‘Debbie get out … Continue reading

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Koyasan

First a taxi, then a fast train, then a slow train, then a train that gets split in two part way through the journey, then an inclined train and finally a bus. This is what it took for us to … Continue reading

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Random Japan

Last day in Kyoto and the weather is stunning. Sunshine, 20Cish and no wind. Great for a walk in the city. Today is a day for shopping. Any touristy sites are an adjunct. I remember using cash in Canada. Now … Continue reading

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Best Flea Market Ever

On the 21st of every month there is a ‘flea market’ held on the grounds of the Toji temple in Koyto. Last night talking over our game plan for today we thought we might drop in. It took a train … Continue reading

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Day 20, Japan

Walking down the street on our 20th day in Japan I noted how clean the streets are. Almost an equal to Singapore. Again it is almost impossible to find a trash can on the street. People here do not throw … Continue reading

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On the Road in Japan

The last 6 days I have been driver on our 3 week tour of Japan. I have driven in other countries that believe driving on the left is the proper thing to do, so really that is not much of … Continue reading

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Hiroshima

Hiroshima is an important stop for me on our journey through Japan. In fact, every traveller to Japan should stop here and experience the Peace Memorial Park was created to remind people about the atomic bomb that was detonated over … Continue reading

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