Rent a bike and cycle around Lake Kawaguchiko, in the shadow of Mt Fuji. I’m the kind of traveller that plans their trips meticulously. The planning and looking forward to those plans is a part of the enjoyment. I don’t want to waste any time deciding what to do every day. But I have no… Continue reading Cycling around Lake Kawaguchiko
Back in 2015, on one of my first trips to Japan, I tried to go to Gunkanjima, the “James Bond” island off the coast of Nagasaki. I was staying in Fukuoka and had booked the trip via the Gunkanjima Concierge website, one of several operators of sightseeing tours to the island. I was aware that… Continue reading A boat trip to Gunkanjima, the James Bond island
Update: Robot Restaurant closed in 2021. Robot Restaurant is listed in most “Top 10 things to do in Tokyo” articles and videos you can find. It is a very popular attraction and often described as a kind of “only in Japan” experience. Typically Japanese. Is it really though? Well, brace yourselves, because here’s what I… Continue reading Robot Restaurant, typically Tokyo?
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Catch your own breakfast sashimi at the morning market in Hakodate, Japan.
At the Echigo-Yuzawa train station in Niigata prefecture you can taste sake varieties from sake vending machines.
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Take a boat cruise along the factories in the harbours of Yokohama and Kawasaki.