Blog: Destination – Japan (Kyoto Part 3) by Leon Matigian
Sydney July 22, 2015 - We were totally captured by Kyoto’s beauty and charm. Thank goodness we had booked to stay 6 nights in Kyoto as it just gave us enough time to visit and appreciate the main sights. We strolled through Gion, which is…...
Blog: Destination – Japan (Kyoto Part 2) by Leon Matigian
Sydney July 16, 2015 - Kyoto is like a gift that keeps on giving. So much to see and do. We visited Ginkaku-ji Temple (the Silver Pavilion), which contrary to its name, is not silver at all. It was intended to be coated in silver…...
Blog: Destination – Japan (Kyoto Part 1) by Leon Matigian
Sydney July 8, 2015 - The crescendo of our magical Journey to Japan was maximised upon reaching Kyoto. Our six night stay in Kyoto was well rewarded with visiting temples, shrines, Imperial Palaces, beautiful gardens and parks. We were totally stunned by the size and…...
Blog: Destination – Japan (Kanazawa) by Leon Matigian
Sydney July 3, 2015 - Kanazawa sights and attractions are well spread out and we used buses to take us around everywhere – well worth the money and believe me when I say the buses are regular and pretty much on time. We visited the…...
Blog: Destination – Japan (Takayama/Shirakawago) by Leon Matigian
Sydney July 2, 2015 - The best part of Takayama is that it can be easily explored on foot. It is surrounded by mountains and Takayama has its own architecture, food and crafts. We admired the beautifully crafted traditional merchant homes in the elegant historic…...
Blog: Destination – Japan (Nagano) by Leon Matigian
Sydney July 2, 2015 - The tourist information at the Matsumoto train station was one of the best we visited on our trip. All the information we needed for our visit (and the hike) was given to us and they even suggested visiting the annual…...
I have always been fascinated with the Japanese warriors called Samurai since I saw the 2003 movie The Last Samurai starring Tom Cruise.
Adventures in Japan
With rich emotive landscapes and vistas that have inspired explorers, artists, warriors, travellers and even Emperors for centuries, Japan is the perfect canvas on which to launch an adventure of endless discovery.
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These six useful tips for first-time visitors will help you get the most out of your Japan trip.
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