We got into Tokyo at around 10pm last night, so by the time we got to our hotel (Toyoko Inn Haneda – Kuko No. 1) we were pretty knackered and […]
Food from Japan
We had half a day to spend in Ishigaki before catching our plane to Tokyo. We probably could have taken the bus out of town to visit some of the […]
Kabira Bay, Yonehara Beach, and a ‘man-squeal’ – Ishigaki, Japan
Is there such a thing as a ‘man-squeal’…?? If so, I made one. But more on that later… Our last full day in Ishigaki was again a cracker, so we […]
Banna Park playground adventures – Ishigaki
After the rubbish weather we’ve had recently, today was absolutely amazing! Blue skies and (thankfully) only a slight breeze from the north. A few blogs and websites that we’d come […]
Taketomi by bicycle – Ishigaki, Japan
First full day in Ishigaki! The weather was pretty rubbish today as a result of the typhoon. Very strong winds still, together with the odd shower and downpour! As a […]
Over the last week or two we had been watching the Japanese cyclone warnings with very great interest, as there was a typhoon slowly making its way towards the island […]
Hot chips for breakfast? Don’t mind if I do!
It was quite odd staying at the Mitsui Garden Hotel, as we were suddenly thrust into the midst of dozens of westerners! It’s a really odd feeling when you’ve been […]
Yakusugiland, naked blokes, and disgusting beer!!
Another day of hiking today, but a much shorter one than most. After picking up some lunch packs we drove up to the port of Anbo, first of all visiting […]
Sweet potato liquor…?!
Today was a transit day between Miyajima and Kagoshima by train for the most part. Our hotel (Remm Hotel) in Kagoshima was chosen without many reviews to back to it […]
A day in Miyajima
As with many of the major tourist towns in Japan, Miyajima has a ropeway that can take you to the top of Mt Misen in the blink of an eye, […]