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Japan’s central region including Kyoto and Osaka, and is the second most populous area

Hello Kitty says ‘Hello’ to Japan’s Shinkansen

Cartoon or anime inspired trains have long been a common sight across Japan's entire network, but as the Evangelion 500 series themed Shinkansen is...

Kinkaku-ji – Kyoto’s Golden Treasure

Kyoto is a traveller's paradise for Buddhist temples and shrines (like Kinkakuji) and heralded as the Traditional Capital of Japan, the number of tourists...

Kobe Tower – Kobe, Hyogo

Kobe Tower stands at 108 metres tall and is the highest structure you will observe skirting the port town. Featuring a see-through glass floor...

Journey in Japan Part 24: When Haricot Met Celery

I wake up at 9am and head down to the lobby for my Japanese style breakfast. The food is almost identical to yesterday. Grilled fish of...

Journey in Japan Part 23: Height of the Lifting Tread

Today I wake up at 4 am. My sleep pattern is so messed up from a week in a fourteen bedroom dormitory room; always being...

Journey in Japan Part 22: O Browser, Where Art Thou?

Today I leave Kyoto; but before I do, I head to the roof of Kyoto Station, to the sky garden. It takes nine consecutive...

Journey in Japan Part 21: Gion with the Finned

Today is my last in Kyoto. Tomorrow I will go to Osaka for three days, before heading off to Nagoya. I still have one temple I...

Journey in Japan Part 20: From Deer To Eternity

Today I have a rough plan. A day trip to Nara, with a stop on the way at Uji. Last night I arranged to...

Journey in Japan Part 19: Let’s Go To Space, Brother

Today I decide to check out another temple. I lazily take the subway train just one stop, then change for the bus. The bus...

Journey in Japan Part 18: Prelude to a Quiche

The Kaleidoscope Museum is literally a museum with a twist. There are fifty different Kaleidoscopes on display, from a growing collection of about 150. Some are...

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