We left catch the train from Kanazawa to Aomori. It’s long long way, half way up the north of Japan. Although the journey was not to bad for the Shinkansen is very fast and comfortable. Though we noticed there is less room on the Shinkansens leaving Tokyo, compared to for example the Shinkansens in Kyushu. […]
We caught a train to Hakodate from Aomori. The train went under the Tjsugaru strait, a very long and deep underwater tunnel. It is called the ‘Seikan’ Tunnel and it is said that the tunnel is 2nd longest underwater tunnel in the world. It took about 30 mins to get through the Tjsugaru strait. We […]
We spent the morning wandering two of the Aomori Fish markets in Japan. One is ‘Furukawa’ market (Furukawa Ichiba), the other one is near the station called ‘Auga’ market (Auga Shinsen Ichiba). They are very popular to go for breakfast or lunch but do tend to be closed by 6pm. At Furukawa market, there is […]
We go to Hakodate Asa-ichi for breakfast. It’s a large outdoor fish market in the centre of Hakodate and very popular for locals and tourists alike. The market consists of many seafood stalls and restaurants. Everything looked fresh and and there were also live crabs and fish. The market was lively with shop owners and staff […]
We decided to take the Thunderbird express to Kanazawa from Kyoto It was long way but comfortable and enjoyable. The train station at Kanazawa was nice and modern and had recently added a Shinkansen line (Bullet train). Unfortunately it was raining in Kanazawa which limited our opportunities to have a look around. The hotel was a […]
We went to visit some of the Kyoto temples which were Kiyomizu-dera which is Kiyomizu temple and Kinkaku-ji which is Kinkaku temple. ‘Kin’ means gold, ‘Kaku’ (in this case) means palace. So gold palace temple is Kinkaku-ji. Kiyomizu basically means very clear water. The slopes from Kiyomizu-dera is also nice thing. Nice atmosphere buildings and shops… […]
We visit the hell of Beppu, Kyushu, Japan. There are a number of hells in Beppu, which demonstrates the thermal activity of the city. We decided to spend the morning at Beppu Onsen (Beppu hot springs). There were steams everywhere in the town! We understood why it’s called “Hell”. The hotsprings temperature is boiling water of […]
We spent the day in Nagasaki after leaving Hakata. We viewed the atomic bomb epicentre along with the peace park. Then viewed the 26 christen martyrs memorial, glovers garden and then had Chinese for lunch.