Holiday - Hong Kong

HK Laser Show At Night

Thursday 11 June

It’s been a hard slog at work and I’ve got the travel bug so my trip will take me to some places in Asia. First off is a trip to Japan but before I get there, its a 1 day stopover in Hong Kong.

I’m flying Cathay Pacific but well before the . . . → Read More: Holiday – Hong Kong

Holiday - South Korea: Seoul

Seoul - Gyeongbokgung Palace3

Saturday 27 June

I popped close by to the mini supermarket and picked a freshly baked pastry which happened to be maple syrup flavoured and it was yum!

Time to checkout and then onto the subway for a ride to the airport where I bought more kit kats. Unfortunately they only carry 4 flavours but . . . → Read More: Holiday – South Korea: Seoul

Holiday - Japan: Hiroshima

Hiroshima - Peace Park

Friday 26 June

For my final full day in Japan, I’ve decided to take another day trip, this time to Hiroshima. I set off early for the 90 minute ride on the shinkansen. I love these bullet trains. Some have power points which is great for charging phones or running a laptop.

Unfortunately, Osaka and . . . → Read More: Holiday – Japan: Hiroshima

Holiday - Japan: Nagoya

Nagoya - MAGLEV Railway Park

Thursday 25 June

I’ve decided to take a day trip to Nagoya to see the MAGLEV Railway Park and also the Toyado Museum. After a subway ride and then an hours ride on the shinkansen, then a 24 minute ride to the port side stop Kinjo-futo, I’m there. The signs easily point you to the . . . → Read More: Holiday – Japan: Nagoya

Holiday - Japan: Osaka

Osaka - Dotonbori

Tuesday 22 June

We left the monastery early after breakfast which was delicious. After a bus, cable car ride, and 2 trains, we arrived at Osaka. A quick stop at the hotel to drop our luggage off and we set off on the subway to Umeda for an interactive cooking session – takoyaki at Pizza . . . → Read More: Holiday – Japan: Osaka

Holiday - Japan: Koyo-San

Koyo-San - Monastery Garden

Sunday 21 June

After 4 train trips, a cable car ride, and finally a bus ride we arrived at the monestery. We take our shoes off before entering and wear sandals. Our rooms all have walls with sliding doors and they’re paper thin.

A strict schedule is followed. First up was a meditation session but . . . → Read More: Holiday – Japan: Koyo-San

Holiday - Japan: Kyoto

Koyo-San - Monastery Garden

Thurday 18 June

After a late breakfast and check out we left Nikko and caught 2 trains to Tokyo station where we had 30 minutes to grab some lunch for the 3 hr journey to Kyoto. We rode the super shinkansen train this time which is super fast. The super express shinkansen was super fast. . . . → Read More: Holiday – Japan: Kyoto

Holiday - Japan: Nikko

Nikko - Toshogu Shrine

Tueday 16 June

After the smooth ride on the shinkansen, we switched to a local train and rode another 40 minutes where we reached Nikko. It’s a little chilly, overcast, and misty. We drop off our luggage at the hotel and then head to a sake brewery. Alcohol is not my thing but it was . . . → Read More: Holiday – Japan: Nikko

Holiday - Japan: Tokyo

Tokyo - Sensoji Temple

Friday 12 June

I popped out for a moment to find a bakery I had walked past yesterday but couldn’t find it so went back to the hotel to check out and waited for the bus. It was only 7 am but it was very humid. I enjoyed the scenic bus ride again, grabbed some . . . → Read More: Holiday – Japan: Tokyo

Holiday - Japan: Yokohama

Yokohama - Osanbashi Pier

Saturday 13 June

I’m off bright an early to go to Yokohama. However, after arriving in Yokohama I realise the shops don’t open for a few hours – it’s late morning on a Saturday!?! So I started walking around seeing the sights. The layout is pictureseque with the waterways, parks, and CBD in the background.

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