Minoh Falls in Autumn II

Minoh Falls in Autumn II

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Our favourite spot! Minoh Falls! In Autumn! As I’m trying to get fit, Minoh Falls has become my go-to for hikes and runs. In Autumn it really looks spectacular, with all the maple leaves changing colour. Unfortunately there is no “light-up” festival, or pub crawl events due to the ongoing pandemic this year. But Minoh […]

“Go-To-Travel”

“Go-To-Travel”

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With the governments “Go-To-Travel” campaign in full swing, we decided to take a well deserved long weekend trip to Kyoto. Making sure we took as many precautions as possible to stay safe, and avoid crowds, we ended up having a great trip. We explored the usual places, and got to visit Fushimi Inari for the […]

Refreshing River Swim

Refreshing River Swim

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Summers in Japan are no joke, high temperatures and even higher humidity. Thankfully we live close to the mountain with lot’s of trees and nature, and not in the concrete jungle that is the big city. But sometimes it’s necessary to head deep into the countryside, and go for a river-swim to cool off. 2020 […]

Autumn colours of Arashiyama

Autumn colours of Arashiyama

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Welcome to Arashiyama, Kyoto during the peak of the vibrant autumn leaves… It’s a wild ride. We caught the Hankyu line to Arashiyama station, and once aboard, we already knew it would be a day that would test our patience. We are not the kind of people who willingly go to places we know will […]

Minoh Falls in autumn

Minoh Falls in autumn

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Last year we went to Minoh Falls multiple times, even in autumn. But the time we went during autumn was a “light-up” (illumination) festival, so we didn’t get to see the autumn leaves. This year I wanted to make sure I could see it. So pretty much every week I would take my bicycle to […]

Izushi Castle ruins, Toyooka

Izushi Castle ruins, Toyooka

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It’s finally starting to cool down in Japan, so we’re able to go on more adventures and be comfortable. We can even wear pants without sweating like crazy… Today we headed out on another countryside adventure. I had been wanting to go see some castle ruins for some time, so on this adventure we decided […]

Reunion in beautiful Nara

Reunion in beautiful Nara

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Several months ago our city in Osaka had a “hashigozake” event. Basically it translates to pub crawl or barhopping in English. Our city has over 100 restaurants, pubs, bars, izakayas and cafes taking part twice a year. They provide patrons with food and drinks for ¥500. Anyway, we invited our friends (Tavo and Satomi) to […]