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 […]

Daytrip to Miyazu and Ine, Kyoto

Daytrip to Miyazu and Ine, Kyoto

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The title of this entry could easily be “Daytrip to Amanohashidate” instead, because that’s where we spent most of our time on this trip. And how could you not, what an amazing place! And a lot more popular than I had imagined. This year to celebrate Megumis birthday we decided to take a little road […]

Hiking an Abandoned Railway

Hiking an Abandoned Railway

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The evening before this hike, we were frantically searching through magazines and books detailing hikes in the area. We knew we wanted to go for a hike, we just didn’t know where we could go. The obvious choice was Rokko Mountain near Kobe, but most of the websites we saw described the hikes there as […]

Sakura Season

Sakura Season

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The cherry blossom season is upon us. The time where everyone is seemingly happy. Everyone is outside, taking things slow, and taking photos of the Sakura, their dog and Sakura, their babies and Sakura, their car and Sakura… Anything with Sakura goes. There is honestly not much to say about this short time in spring […]