Tokyo: Disney Sea

During our time in Tokyo we planned a fun-packed day at Disney Sea! We chose Disney Sea over Disney Resort because it’s geared towards an older crowd with more rides suited to 2, 30-somethings than Disney Resort. Disney Sea has lots of rides, attractions and shows including the amazing Indiana Jones Adventure: Temple of the […]

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Tokyo: Disney Sea… Part 2…

The shows at Disney Sea are fun-filled and thoroughly entertaining and we managed to squeeze in a theatre performance, day-time extravaganza and the big evening finale! The shows include dancing, singing, energetic performances and spectacular light and fire shows! We loved our day at Disney Sea and enjoyed every minute! A great end to what’s […]

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Tokyo… Part 2…

Japan loves it’s cartoons and characters and everywhere you go you’re surrounded by singing, dancing, brightly coloured figures trying to sell or promote something! Our time in Tokyo Bay was no exception and we even stumbled across the Statue of Liberty and a giant Transformer! Japan is a country not afraid to embrace it’s inner-child […]

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Tokyo

After an amazing day in Nikko we headed to Tokyo, our final destination of the trip! We’d originally planned to spend our final 5 nights in a hotel but due to Golden Week prices on our first night were ridiculously high so we decided to have 1 final night in a hostel and the remaining […]

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Nikko… Part 2…

After an abrupt and scary start to the day we headed out to explore the shrines and temples Nikko is renowned for! Unfortunately the weather was against us and the rain was pouring but armed with our umbrellas we headed out! There are 3 main shrines/temples in Nikko – Toshogu Shrine, Futarasan-Jinja Shrine and the […]

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Nikko

After a short stay in Takayama and with a slightly less painful foot we hopped on the train and headed to Nikko. Nikko is a small town nestled in amongst the mountains and is known for it’s temples, shrines and as the entrance to the Nikko National Park. Unfortunately we only had 1 night in […]

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Takayama

After 3 nights in Hiroshima we hoped back on the Shinkansen and headed to a little mountain town called Takayama. Takayama is known for it’s high quality timber, highly skilled carpenters and Sake! Like few other Japanese cities Takayama still retains a traditional touch and has fast become the town of choice for travellers wanting […]

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Miyajima

Just a short train ride from Hiroshima is the island of Miyajima – known for its giant Torii Gate – which at high tide seems to float on the water – beautiful walks and deer! The approach to Miyajima and the Torii Gate is ranked as one of the top 3 views in Japan and […]

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Hiroshima Peace Memorial

At 8:15am on August 6th 1945 Hiroshima became the first city in history to be targeted by a nuclear weapon. The A-Bomb was dropped by the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) with devastating effects and by the end of the first year 140,000+ were dead! Before After Now Hiroshima stands as a city of […]

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