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>Day 7 Kanazawa

>Bright and early we left the hotel for Kanazawa’s, or indeed one of Japan’s, star sights – Kenrokoen. This large sprawling garden is one of Japan’s top 3 gardens. This early in the morning, Kenrokoen was free of crowds. The … Continue reading

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>Day 5 Nagano & Shibu Onsen part 1

> This is how we travel. Backpacks on our backs. This trip, we packed three big backpacks for everyone. We used compression bags, one per child, each clearly labelled. We brought extra bags for laundry. KH, Gillian and Isaac each … Continue reading

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>Day 8 24 Nov 2007 Kyoto, Tokyo

>The day was physically and mentally exhausting and filled with drama galore! First off we only had the morning left in Kyoto before taking the 2pm shinkansen back to Tokyo. So we checked out early, but left our bags in … Continue reading

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>Day 7 23 Nov 2007 Arashiyama Kyoto

>Definitely one of the best days of the trip for me. We took our brekkie with us to Arashiyama. Arashiyama is a leafy, hilly district in the west of Kyoto, dotted with temples and bamboo groves. While it is usually … Continue reading

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>Day 6 22 Nov 2007 Kyoto – Nijo Castle, Higashiyama

>Breakfast in our rooms before setting off for the day. The night before, we bought sandwiches, milk and juice from the convenience store across the hotel. So early in the morning, we feasted on egg mayo sandwiches, tomato cucumber sandwiches, … Continue reading

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