I’m turning Japanese…I really think so! Feeling wet, wet, wet

Feeling wet, wet, wet Hakone-machi, Japan Hakone-machi, Japan As we were in the Mt Fuji viewing area we had planned to travel back via ropeway and pirate ship to the main towns that look over the lake towards Fuji. Our plans were thwarted as all cable cars, ropeway and ships were closed due to windy,… Continue reading I’m turning Japanese…I really think so! Feeling wet, wet, wet

I’m turning Japanese…I really think so! Travelling adventures

Travelling adventures Hakone, Japan Hakone, Japan We had planned our biggest and most exciting travel day yet. We had a variety of modes of transport to conquer to get to Hakone – our motel with Fuji views from the hot spa pool. So we needed a good breakfast to sustain us for the trip. The… Continue reading I’m turning Japanese…I really think so! Travelling adventures

I’m turning Japanese…I really think so! Osaka

Osaka Ōsaka-shi, Japan Ōsaka-shi, Japan The big smoke, Osaka, is just under the size of New York. We had breakfast included in our motel stlye accomodation  for this stop and it was a wonderful buffet of Japanese and Western items. As we had our breakfast laid out for us yesterday we knew exactly what to do with… Continue reading I’m turning Japanese…I really think so! Osaka

I’m turning Japanese…I really think so! Osaka via Nara

Osaka via Nara Ōsaka-shi, Japan Ōsaka-shi, Japan A traditional Japanese breakfast was included with our ryokan stay. The low tables were beautifully set out and we enjoyed every morsel, though exactly how to eat was somewhat of a mystery. Zita could see a little Japanese lady in front of her that we met in the… Continue reading I’m turning Japanese…I really think so! Osaka via Nara

I’m turning Japanese…I really think so! Really turning Japanese

Really turning Japanese Kyoto, Japan Kyoto, Japan We had chosen the train to catch the night before so we rocked up to the station to reserve seats. None. So we found some on the earlier train which gave us 20 mins to grab a snack and board. Crab and omelette sushi was the go and… Continue reading I’m turning Japanese…I really think so! Really turning Japanese

I’m turning Japanese…I really think so! Cherrrrrrrrry Blooossssooommsss are go!

Cherrrrrrrrry Blooossssooommsss are go! Nagoya, Japan Nagoya, Japan After a night in our dormitory private bunks, we all were ready for a quick breakfast stroll before the train to Nagoya. The weather was beautiful and sunny though still a brisk temp. Hands and feet were soon frozen. We headed off for a coffee at Don’s… Continue reading I’m turning Japanese…I really think so! Cherrrrrrrrry Blooossssooommsss are go!

I’m turning Japanese…I really think so! Sampling, Sake and Cycling.

Sampling, Sake and Cycling. Takayama, Japan Takayama, Japan We were surprised to see snow quite low down on the mountains surrounding Nagano when we left the hotel in the morning confirming that I had indeed been quite cold overnight. We had an early train to catch so we walked straight to the train station and… Continue reading I’m turning Japanese…I really think so! Sampling, Sake and Cycling.