Category Archives: Japan

Day 14: 26th Sept – Ice Cream for Breakfast and A Final Jaunt Back to Tokyo

In the morning we headed straight to the station with all of our bags in tow this time. We were early so decided to take refuge in Tully’s coffee for breakfast and a dose of wi-fi. I played it safe … Continue reading

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Day 13: 25th Sept – A Day of Packing, Pancakes and Purchases

The morning started with another breakfast in the room whilst we attempted to start packing our things away. It became apparent it would be a big struggle to get everything I’d bought home, mostly because I’d done a rather large … Continue reading

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Day 12: 24th Sept – Breakfast In Bed Followed by an Evening of Competitive Whack-a-Mole

This morning we decided to grab a casual breakfast from the fresh bakery in the supermarket below our room. I picked us up a selection of things and took them back to Chris for us to eat in bed. It … Continue reading

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Day 11: 23rd Sept – From Chanting and Cable Cars to Arcades and Action

We struggled to be up in time for the morning prayers so decided to just wait for the fire ceremony afterwards, which gave us an extra half an hour to wake up. This took place just outside the main entrance … Continue reading

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Day 10: 22nd Sept – From Hotel to Temple: A Night With The Monks in Koyasan

It was a painful awakening this morning, and we were down in the lobby by 6am arranging our luggage to be delivered straight to Osaka. This is a genius idea that I wish other countries (especially the UK) would implement, … Continue reading

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Day 9: 21st Sept – The Day I Had A Blonde Moment & Discovered I’m Terrified of Deer

Today was our last day in Kyoto and we planned to spend most of it in Nara. However, today was the day our plans went to dust a bit. Firstly we got on a bus destined for “Ginkakuji” (silver temple), … Continue reading

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Day 8: 20th Sept – Bad Breakfasts, Bamboo Forest, Bikes, Baby Monkeys and BBQ

We surfaced around 10am, this was getting better but still not ideal for a sightseeing holiday! For breakfast, we decided to try the café across the street “Caffexcelsior” – this had completely different branding and spelling to the popular chain … Continue reading

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Day 7: 19th Sept – The Day We Walked a Thousand Miles and Ate A Million Calories

Due to getting distracted with our iStuff last night, we didn’t wake up particularly early! We had a few nibbles in our room and headed off to catch the subway. This morning we were heading to Fushimi Inari, which was … Continue reading

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Day 6: 18th Sept – The Shinkansen, The School Trip and The Spontaneous Picnic

Thanks to an impressive series of alarms we managed to wake up before 9am, throw any leftover stuff into suitcases and be at the checkout desk by 9:45. We were off to the subway station, suitcases in tow, in what … Continue reading

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Day 5: 17th Sept – An Overfeed of Gyoza Followed by a Surprising Hawaiian Dinner

At around 10am we pried ourselves up from the mattress again, and I dragged myself into the shower hoping spraying water in my face would slowly bring me back to life. It seemed to work and we were off in … Continue reading

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