Japan 103: all things weird and wonderful

Blogged by Anne (again because I had to split the post into two) Two hours of train rides from Kanazawa and we were in the town of Takayama. Our first night was spent at the local J-Hoppers hostel, part of a chain of Japanese hostels. If the Takayama one is any indication, we can definitely…… Continue reading Japan 103: all things weird and wonderful

Japan 102: how to eat all the things and avoid garden-fatigue

Blogged by Anne From Himeji, we were off to Kyoto for a 5 night stay in an AirBnB. We are increasingly using AirBnB wherever we go because we think they are great value for money and we enjoy acting like locals. Apart from the usual advantages, in Japan they mean you are more likely to…… Continue reading Japan 102: how to eat all the things and avoid garden-fatigue

Japan 101: JR Passes & 7-Elevens

Blogged by Dave Japan is a place that both Anne and I have been keen to visit for a long time, but have never had the chance due to its great distance from South Africa. So we were happy when we found really cheap direct tickets leaving from Bali, and so the 2 and half…… Continue reading Japan 101: JR Passes & 7-Elevens