June describes a budget friendly method of getting from the international terminal at Perth airport to city centre. The journey takes a little over 1 hour which involves transferring from Perth’s international terminal to the local terminal by bus and then the express bus number 40 direct to the city centre.
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.
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. […]
Nige & June arrive in Kuala Lumpur. It was an early flight from Perth departing at 6:40 am. The flight was delayed for one hour due to airport congestion which is to be expected for a busy airport like Perth. They arrived at about 12:45pm and were impressed by the size of the new terminal. […]
JR Pass plus Ueno Hanami (Cherry blossom). We went to Ikebukuro station to buy JR pass which we had prebooked in Perth Australia. We gave the staff exchange order with some documents and was successful. Then we had cheap Tonkotsu ramen and went to Ueno park for Hanami. We did not do proper Hanami (have […]
After spending the day in Nagasaki we caught the train to Kumamoto to sample the night life there. We transferred to Shinkansen and were very impressed by the style of the kyushu Shinkansen’s. They were very new with stylish wooden chairs. Unfortunately we arrived at around 5pm on a Friday where everybody was either heading home […]
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 […]
Today was spent buying Japan Rail Pass Exchange Order at one of the local HIS offices in Perth. I will be travelling with June who is Japanese. Normally Japanese people are not eligible for the Japan Rail Pass, but for those who are living outside of Japan and are married to a foreigner exceptions can […]
Nige and June were the first to breakfast at 7am for there was a lot they wanted to do and see including sampling the Kuala Lumpur food and caves. They would be flying to Japan that evening. Even though it was 7am it was still pitch black for the sun had not yet risen. The […]