Category Archives: Japan

Shiroi Koibito Park

While in Sapporo recently we took the opportunity to visit Shiroi Koibito Park which is a chocolate factory with an England-themed attraction attached. The factory production line itself was under renovation but there was still a lot to see. Shiroi … Continue reading

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Sapporo – Places to See

Sapporo is the regional capital of Hokkaido with a population of 1.9 million and there is plenty to see and do in and around the city. Mt. Moiwa Ropeway We took the ropeway (cable car) to the top of Mt. … Continue reading

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Sapporo Beer Posters

With hindsight, the last week of April was probably not the best time to visit Sapporo, the vibrant regional capital of Hokkaido, Japan. The winter ski season was over though it was still cold with patches of snow about, especially … Continue reading

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Tomogashima Island – Japan’s Hidden Treasure Island

Travellers looking for an off-the-beaten-track destination in Japan might consider a boat trip to Tomogashima, which is the collective name for a group of four small islands called Okinoshima (the biggest island) Jinoshima,  Torajima and  Kamijima located off the small … Continue reading

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Dazaifu is a small town just 15km from Fukuoka and a popular half-day destination for visitors to this part of Kyushu. The town’s main highlight is its Tenman-gu Shrine, dedicated to a ninth century scholar, poet and court official named … Continue reading

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Huis Ten Bosch

It is the summer holiday season and the family wanted to go somewhere with a European flavour so I opted for this place, Huis Ten Bosch. You could be forgiven for thinking this is in the Netherlands but it is … Continue reading

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A Walk from Akihabara to Ueno Park, Tokyo

For over 50 years, Akihabara has been known as Electric Town. A black market in electrical goods sprang up here after World War II, starting out with radios, later moving on to TVs, fridges and washing machines and now it … Continue reading

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