If you are in Fukuyama, take a little detour to the tiny picturesque town of Tomonoura whose beauty inspired several films to be set in this very spot.
The Shimanami Kaido is an epic 76km trail in Japan that runs through 5 islands across an actual inland sea. Here’s how I cycled it in 2 days.
Headed to the Setouchi Triennale? Here’s what you need to know to maximise your experience at this Japanese arts festival held on the islands of the Seto Inland Sea.
Hope you guys have been enjoying the Japan posts! So far we’ve been taking train to all our destinations, but on Sunday we did something a little different – where our host M rented a car and took us for a drive around the nearby areas which weren’t on the main train routes. Just some side info: this post is named for one of my favourite shows to stumble upon – Japan Hour, a long-running documentary in Japanese that introduces far flung places to the internal Japanese tourist, spots where international tourists are unlikely to frequent. Akashi Kaikyo Bridge …
Strolling the endless rows of orange Torii gates at Fushimi Inari Taisho
We hadn’t actually planned to go to Kyoto at all – both Y and I had already been to Kiyomizu, but after perusing the guide, it seemed like the most interesting place to go, so that’s we headed. We opted for the slightly more offbeat places. After some pondering, we headed to Arashiyama ?? to check out their famous bamboo forest. As all our days in Osaka, it was exceptionally HOT. We took quite awhile to get there, having to take the subway and train to Kyoto, and then change another train to get to Arashiyama on the western outskirts …
Oh deer! Spending the afternoon in Nara with some overly familiar deer and visiting temples
Japan in June is HOT. A post trip recap of my little adventure to to the Kansai region in central Japan.