Five Days in Kyoto (Japan Part 3)

Pretty Kyoto Garden

Originally my itinerary for this trip included several day trips (to Nara, Hiroshima and Miyajima), but once we arrived in Kyoto we decided that we’d rather stay put and just explore this city. It’s my preferred way to travel anyway … Continue reading

Three days in Takayama (Japan Part 2)

Ryokan Koto No Yume

Offering a perfect contrast to the urban landscape of Tokyo, a visit to Takayama provided a wonderful interlude before we made our way towards Kyoto. The trip on the bullet train was a lovely experience in itself, with many of … Continue reading