Nige & June introduce the Perth free buses. They start from the esplanade bus station and make there way to the Western Australia state museum and then on to the famous WACA cricket ground, where the watch Australia play Afghanistan in the cricket world cup.
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 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 spend the afternoon hiking to Yonako falls in Nagano, Japan. Yonako great falls consist of two falls, Gongen & Fudo falls. It’s an easy one hour walk to the falls with lots of beautiful views on the way. […]
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 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 […]
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 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 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… […]