Category: Japan

Getting to Gifu, Japan

The most exciting for us was to the Gifu prefecture. We had seen a tourist booklet that showed these amazing historic houses covered in snow and planned to visit the area. The town of Gifu is only twenty minutes from Nagoya, which was just over an hour from Kobe. On the way there it was apparent we had got something wrong, …

Top 8 Nagasaki Attractions

The train ride to Nagasaki was longer than we expected, as the train line was standard, not the high speed Shinkansen. We arrived around 3pm and checked into another APA hotel, this one cheaper at 6500 Yen per night, slightly larger and just across from the train station and a streetcar stop. Nagasaki is an amazing place, with many attractions. …

A Ferry to Fukuoka

One of the exciting aspects of our South Korea and Japan trip was working out how to get from one country to the other. Our entry point on our five week trip was Seoul and our exit point back home was from Tokyo, so to avoid doubling back our best option was to get from Busan, out last Korean destination, …