Shonz

Shonz

Shonz

I went to Japan in November / December 2010, Cairns in August / September 2011 and travel a bit. I haven't kept this blog up to date lately.....



Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Perth November 26th 2013

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Margaret River November 16th 2013

I spent last weekend driving around they Margaret River aras edging some sightseeing and wine tasting....... read more
Dusk
Beach
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Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Cairns August 31st 2011

I needed to get away from work and life for a while.... My local travel agent suggested Cairns! I stayed 7 nights and got to explore Cairns City, the northern beaches, Atherton tableland, Cape Tribulation and I spent a day out snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef. Great for a short break away and really quite cheap!... read more
Flying into Cairns
Flying into Cairns
Cairns Esplanade

Asia » Japan » Kyoto » Kyoto November 25th 2010

We spent the morning in Arashiyama - We got the train from the station using the Randen line and then wandered around looking at Togetsukyo Brdge, the Bamboo Groves, the Tenryuji Temple, and a couple of other smaller temples.... read more
Randen train to Arashiyama
Arashiyama
Arashiyama

Asia » Japan » Nara » Nara November 24th 2010

We did an afternoon 1/2 Day tour of Nara near Kyoto and we went to Todaiji Temple (the largest wooden structure in the world housing the Japan's largest bronze Buddha), Nara Park (with the deer) and Kasuga Taisha shinto shrine, with lots of stone lanterns.... read more
Nara Park
Nara Park
Todaiji Temple

Asia » Japan » Kyoto November 24th 2010

We did a booked tour that took us to Nijojo (Nijo Castle), Kinkakuji (Golden Temple) and Kyoto Imperial Palace. All were great places to visit.... read more
Nijojo (Nijo Castle)
Nijojo (Nijo Castle)
Nijojo (Nijo Castle)

Asia » Japan » Kyoto » Kyoto » Gion November 23rd 2010

We took the Shinkansen (Bullet Train) in the morning from Tokyo Station to Kyoto. After we dropped our bags off at our hotel, we headed to Kiyomizudera Temple. We didn't realise it was a public holiday, and there were SOOO many people! It was amazing! Some of the young girls dressed up in their traditional dress, and some of the boys wanted a photo with a blonde haired girl (me)! After Kiyomizudera we headed off to Yasaka Shrine, through all the little back streets of Gion. We basically just moved with the throng of people as it was so busy. By the time we made it past the Koadiji temple, it was starting to get dark. Fortunately, the temples and their gardens are lit up at night, so it is a really great atmosphere. We had ... read more
Our Hikari Shinkansen was going to Okayama
My JR Shinkansen ticket
Out the window somewhere

Asia » Japan » Mt Fuji November 22nd 2010

We did a Full-day Mt Fuji Tour. Unfortunately the weather was awful, but it was great nonetheless. Well worth the money!... read more
En-route to Mt Fuji
Mt Fuji 5th Station
Mt Fuji 5th Station

Asia » Japan » Tokyo » Shinjuku November 21st 2010

After a day out and about in Tokyo, we went to Shinjuku for dinner and then to Kabukicho, Tokyo's red-light district. Lots of fun and flashing lights!!... read more
Shinjuku at Night
Shinjuku at Night
Shinjuku at Night

Asia » Japan » Tokyo » Harajuku November 21st 2010

The Meiji Jungu (Shrine) and Harajuku are amazing. I'm so glad we visited both of these places. We were there on a day that children dressed up in traditional clothing, as did their parents for a traditional Shinto ceremony. Takeshito Dori is amazing at night - alive with lots of people and very bright!... read more
Meji Jingu
Meji Jingu
Meji Jingu




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