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Japan

  • Roaming

    Kumando Kodo – Pilgrimage Hike

    The mountains of the Kii penisula have been a pilgrimage destination for centuries, with the network of trails and sites of worship, now called Kumano Kodo, registered on UNESCO’s world heritage…

  • Roaming

    Highlights of Hakone

    Hakone, conveniently located between Tokyo and Kyoto, is a great place to experience the Japanese countryside. There are lots of cultural attractions, impressive scenery and if you’re planning to stay overnight, there…

  • Roaming

    Kyoto – On and Off the Beaten Path

    Kyoto was the capital of Japan for almost 1000 years (between the 8thcentury to the mid-19thcentury) and therefore has many wonderful old buildings and cultural attractions. There are 17 UNESCO world…

  • Running

    Running Around (Castles) in Japan

    After running in the Shizuoka Marathon, we did some touristy easy runs while enjoying the rest of the holiday. Mainly staying in the city centres, it was hard to find long,…

  • Roaming

    Japanese Food Adventures

    One of the best parts of our trip to Japan was sampling the wonderful  food. We really enjoyed trying everything from street foods like takoyaki (octopus balls), to beautifully presented multi-course…

  • Roaming

    Naoshima Art Island

    Ever since we had heard about the contemporary art island of Naoshima, and seen photos of Yaoyi Kusama’s pumpkin sitting wistfully on the jetty, we were keen to visit. It was…

  • Running

    Shizuoka Marathon 2019

    Mark and I had been considering our next running options, and a few years after my only marathon (in 2015), I thought I was ready to tackle another! Tokyo Marathon was…