Nature, Otawara & Nasu (local area)

Late Spring

I love this time of year, end of spring, beginnings of summer.  Maybe the weather isn’t so stable, but on the fine days its lovely to walk or cycle around, lots of color and everything is lush and green.. Nature at its best.  I usually cycle around on the weekend doing my shopping and often stop to take a picture…

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Japan, Tokyo, Tourist attractions

Odaiba day trip

Odaiba is a waterfront area to the east of Tokyo city, its a reclaimed land island and a popular spot, especially on the weekends for tourists and locals alike. I’ve been there a few times, as there is a “Bills” restaurant there and every now and again I crave scrambled eggs for breakfast, so if in Tokyo I hop onto the…

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Tourist attractions, Travelling Japan

Abukumado Caves

Abukumado Caves are in Fukushima prefecture near to a town called Tamura.  The limestone caves were discovered in late 1960’s and have been developed as a tourist attraction. They stretch for a few hundred meters inside the mountain and a pathway has been created to walk through and view the lights illuminating the stalactites and stalagmites. Its quite cool inside…

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Japan, Tourist attractions, Travelling Japan

Iriomote Jima- Idyllic Japanese island

Iriomote Jima is  one of the islands of Okinawa.  Its a jungle island surrounded by mangroves.  Very tropical and largely undeveloped for international tourists, but it still has lots to offer.   The island is known for its snorkeling, diving, kayaking as well as hiking and walking.  there are many jungle trails and river cruises available. Getting to and from is…

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Japan, Tochigi Prefecture, Tourist attractions

Moto GP Motegi

Tochigi is home to Twin Ring Motegi, a dual circuit race track in the town of Motegi.  Originally opened in 1997 it was originally built by Honda and the area also houses the Honda museum featuring historic cars from both production and racing. The twin ring comes from it having 2 tracks, an oval race track and a road course.…

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