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Pollution day in Karatsu

10 November 2018


Japan-Karatsu-Castle-Hiking - Pollution day in Karatsu

Taking a train to Karatsu, walking along the beach, through a pine forest and up a hill to a garden

Well, today was supposed to be a rest day. Right now I have already done over 40k steps again. Nearly all on roads so for those of you playing alo....

Castles and shopping centres

7 November 2018


Japan-Okinawa-Naha-Castle - Castles and shopping centres

Taking the monorail to Shuri to see the Shurijo castle

Todays post is largely for my mother. I did things my mother will enjoy. My mother is just about the only reader of whats written here, so now I a....

Castle in the fog

8 November 2017


Japan-Gifu-Rain-Fog-Castle-Garden - Castle in the fog

Climbing up the slippery hills to get to Gifu castle

Weather update: Misty fog but still really warm. Health update: Mildly snotty but maybe already getting better? Today I got to use the plethora o....

Last stop

7 November 2016


Japan-Sendai-Tokyo-Castle-Shinkansen - Last stop

A quick trip to the Sendai castle on foot

Now I am back in Tokyo, hark the heralds. I will be here for 3 nights. Then I will be on a plane overnight, then I will be home on Friday. More pr....

Famous food and plenty of parking

23 October 2016


Japan-Toyama-Castle-Ramen - Famous food and plenty of parking

Local delicacy black ramen in Toyama

Toyama has more places to park than any other city I have seen in my life. Most of the city is dedicated to parking. Not multi storey parking buil....

Sand castle

24 November 2015


Japan-Fukuoka-Park-Castle-Beach - Sand castle

Visiting the castle ruins of Fukuoka

It was looking particularly grey, and damp, so hanging around the city was the order of the day. I decided to head west, after scrolling google ma....

Rainy bomb day

17 November 2015


Japan-Hiroshima-Castle-Rain-Memorial - Rainy bomb day

Visiting the memorial peace museum in Hiroshima

As predicted, its raining. At times it was raining just enough to justify an umbrella, which I didnt have, but mostly it was raining enough for me....

Monkeys castles and fighter jets

12 November 2015


Japan-Inuyama-Castle-Monkeys - Monkeys castles and fighter jets

Day trip to Inuyama to the monkey park and castle

Today I went to Inuyama, which is near Gifu, north of Nagoya. Inuyama is a town famous for its castle, which is a real castle, built around 1500, ....

Osaka castle - Nagoya branch

11 November 2015


Japan-Nagoya-Castle-Curry-Flowers - Osaka castle - Nagoya branch

Visiting Nagoya castle and the Chrysanthemum displays

Today I did the touristy thing and went to Nagoya Castle. It is newly constructed, and still under construction, I took great care to ensure I hid....

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