Category Archive: Destinations

Things to see in Osaka: Dotonbori (Minami)

Home to one of Osaka’s most recognisable symbols – Dotonbori in the Namba (Minami) area is a loud, bright, and busy place to explore. So much fun by night.

Things to See in Osaka: Osaka Castle

Osaka Castle – the scene of many of Japan’s most important and defining events. The second largest city outside of Tokyo in Japan.

Day trips from Kyoto: Nara (Just my travel notes)

The Deer of Nara are certainly a famous image – as is the Toidaiji Temple. A great easy day trip from Kyoto or Osaka.

Things to See in Kyoto (Part Three) – Just my Travel Notes

There is so much to see in Kyoto, with almost 2,000 temples you won’t see it all.

Sightseeing in Kyoto (Part Two) – Just my Travel Notes

With over 1,600 temples in Kyoto you are not going to see them all. There is so much to cover but the best thing is to just get out there and amongst it. Don’t have a shopping list of “selfies” – just enjoy spending time in the town and see what you see.

Sightseeing in Kyoto (Part One) – Just my travel Notes

Kyoto once served as the capital of Japan and the emperor’s residence from 794 to 1868. It is one of the top ten largest cities in Japan and blends modern with ancient around every corner.

Japanese Formula One Grand Prix (Part Three – Sunday Raceday)

Raceday at the 2015 Japanese Grand Prix, held at the Suzuka International Circuit about an hour outside of Nagoya.

Japanese Formula One Grand Prix (Part Two – Saturday Final Practice and Qualifying)

Following a wet day yesterday, we had our fingers crossed that Saturday would bring better weather. The Japanese Grand Prix is a great event to attend if you are in Japan, even for the non-sporting fan.

Things to do in Japan: Japanese Formula One Grand Prix (Friday Practice)

The Japanese Grand Prix is held at the Suzuka International Racing Circuit. Over three days the best racers in the world battle it out on track in challenging conditions.

Places to go in Japan: Takayama (Just My Travel Notes)

Takayama in Japan’s Gifu Prefecture. Set in the mountains it retains a magical piece of history with preserved streets and buildings dating from the Edo Period.