Posts in the Category: Japan

Shirakaba, our Japanese Guest House Stay

Posted in - Japan & Travelling Me on August 3rd 2014 4 Comments IMG_1282

Nozawa Onsen on the edge of  Kenashi mountain (1,964m) remains a traditional Japanese village that is located north of Nagano, a couple hours’ drive from Tokyo city. It is also only 30 kilometres from the ocean and this rather unique position is a hot zone for heavy dumps of snow. We travelled all the way from Australia for the …

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Sushi Master experience at Hamachozushi

Posted in - Featured & Japan & Travelling Me on July 25th 2014 8 Comments chef

The final days of the ski season and the small Japanese mountain village is gaining back some of its normality. In the cold evening we walk up a deserted slope from our ryokan towards a warmly lit door, plastic sushi samples sit in the dusty window illustrating the menu for foreigners. Gradually sliding …

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24 Hours in Tokyo + Bullet Train to Nagano

Posted in - Japan & Travelling Me on July 24th 2014 5 Comments nagano-1

On route from Kuala Lumpur we flew with Air Asia into Haneda Airport, touching down in Tokyo city just before midnight. The rather unusual thing about Haneda airport is the train services stop just after midnight, leaving airport arrivals the choice of an expensive taxi or a limited stop night bus. Following an interesting conversation …

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