Category: Travel

Longest train journey evar!

Yesterday I made the trip from Hiroshima to Nagasaki. Since I’m travelling with the Seishun Juuhachi Kippu, a super-cheap ticket aimed at students (the best deal you can get for train...

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Tomonoura

Since the journey from Okayama to Hiroshima was relatively short (a mere 167 minutes), I decided to make a stop-off midway, in a place called Tomonoura. It was described in my...

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Naoshima

Long-term readers will know of my love for kabotcha, Japanese pumkpin, although the example above isn’t edible and is actually several metres high. It’s part of an ever-expanding art project on...

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Kurashiki

Still on Day 1 of The Travels, after visiting Kourakuen I jumped on a train to nearby Kurashiki, a small town home to a district of merchant houses and warehouses from...

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Korakuen

Korakuen, in Okayama, is one of the top three gardens in Japan. I have already visited the other two (Kenrokuen in Kanazawa, and Kairakuen in Mito), so wanted to make the...

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Travels

A brief summary of my travels… On Tuesday morning I left Nagoya for Okayama, where I stayed for three nights. Today I left Okayama and arrived in Hiroshima, where I will...

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Food glorious food

Kyoto is the foodie capital of Japan, and Nishiki Market is probably the foodie capital of Kyoto. It’s a covered market with many stalls selling local delicacies as well as fish,...

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