Tag: Kyoto

Planning for Japan: 2017

It looks like we have a bit of an itinerary for this year's trip to Japan! To avoid overloading ourselves with too many destinations, we've narrowed it down to splitting our time between Tokyo, Kyoto and Kanazawa. I'd like to take advantage of the JR Rail Pass and arrange some day trips out of both Tokyo ...

That "Japan" feeling

We watched the first episode of Joanna Lumley's new series on Japan last night and really enjoyed it. She's touring all the way from its very northernmost tip near Russia to its southernmost islands over three episodes. @FrankDJS and I both had several "remember that?" moments as we watched, thinking back to our visits to ...

Memories of Japan: Arashiyama

A very quick panorama taken from the bridge in Arashiyama during our visit there last October. I found the file as I was tidying up my Dropox! It was such a lovely diversion from Kyoto - calm, green, warm and fantastic scenery. We wandered from one scenic spot to another and soaked up the atmosphere. ...