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Trip: Japan & UK family trip (2005)

There are [5] stories from my trip: Japan & UK family trip (2005)

Indelible impressions from Japanese Hot Springs

JAPAN | Tuesday, 1 Jan 2008 | Views [24128]

Travellers often avoid Japan because of it's reputation for being expensive. This was certainly true a decade or so ago, but these days it's quite the bargain. We visit Japan fairly regularly and go to get our fix of two things: the food and the onsen ... Read more >

Tags: children, culture, experience, hot springs, japan, onsen, tokyo

Wonder of the modern world

JAPAN | Friday, 17 Jun 2005 | Views [1607]

The trains here take the concept of punctuality to the absurd. On the way to meet some friends we were down on a platform in Shibuya waiting for the 15:41. As the train drew into the station I thought "it's early", but then, as we watched ... Read more >

Tags: mystery, tokyo, trains, transport, travel with children

Sushi excitement

JAPAN | Wednesday, 15 Jun 2005 | Views [1361]

Kamagaya, the town of my in-laws is famous in Japan for the huge, sweet nashi pears they grow everywhere. The large timber framed family home is literally full of memories. Since the day I was first there over 16 years ago, every postcard, photo ... Read more >

Tags: culture, family, memory, temple, travel with children

Gallery: Unryu Japanese Spa

JAPAN | Monday, 13 Jun 2005 | Photo Gallery

Japanese Spa on the Izu peninsula
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Gallery: Our adventures

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 20 Oct 1990 | Photo Gallery

Photo's from our various expeditions and adventures together
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