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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 6 Shibu Onsen & Kanazawa

>Manhole drain cover in Shibu Onsen. Cute huh? It was very early morning when we woke up. I spent 20min luxuriating in the lovely outdoor bath before heading out to explore the neighbourhood and collect the 9 stamps of each … Continue reading

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>Day 5 Nagano & Shibu Onsen part 2

> I don’t know if I will ever have as great an experience in a ryokan as I had in Kokuya, in Shibu Onsen. That sounds sweeping, but the experience we had in Kokuya and in Shibu Onsen was so … 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 4 Rain does not mean washed out

> I have a great deal of respect for the Japan Meteorological Agency. Their weather predictions are 100% spot on. Typical of the Japanese. If you can set your watches by the punctuality of their trains, you can certainly rely … Continue reading

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>Day 3 the happiest place on earth – Disneyland!

>Rise and shine cos today is Disney day! As usual, no problem getting the kids up and going that morning because they all know we’re headed for Disneyland. Unlike the first time, we took our time getting ready and getting … Continue reading

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>Day 2 Tokyo… we think?

>We arrived at Narita at 7.04am, Tokyo time. Everyone was quite zombie-like due to lack of sleep, but generally cheerful and excited – hey, we’re in Tokyo, people! First stop, JR counter in the basement of Terminal 2. We had … Continue reading

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