Archive for November, 2010

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Mount DaisenWe head out of Misasa but take a wrong turn on the edge of the town as Karen is busy studying the map not the road, also the road did not go straight out as the map suggested but turned right first for 200yards before becoming the correct road. It takes quite a few […]

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Honeymoon Hotel

We can now relax and find out more about Ichiro Kubo our new friend. It seems his wife is at a health spa and won’t be joining him until tomorrow so he now has company for dinner. He asks us to join him in his room after we have settled in to chat some more  […]

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The Temple in the Clouds

We sleep well no boars trouble us. We have the other side of the mountain to do, as we travel down the mountain we go to visit Nageiredo temple. We thought we had seen enough temples in Japan but this one is different it was planned as a training ground for the monks and consists […]

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Travelling South

We all congegrate for breakfast Maki does rice cakes fried in soy sauce then Jo and Kev make  scrammy eggs and sausages. Maki heads off, An and Jo sort out their shipping online then they are off we wish them well it’s been a good few days.Kev and I pack as we have spread out […]

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Meeting new friends

We wake up late, Maki has already gone to visit her Mum and won’t be back until tomorrow. We fire up her laptop, we were in touch with our first contact on couchsurfers.com last night and we promised we would check our mail this morning.Couchsurfers (CS) was recommended to us by some fellow travellers, it […]

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New Zealand

Hello Everyone, We are appealing for a bit of help/suggestions/advice. We have just been in contact with our shipping agent and they have thrown us a curve ball. The ship we were expecting to sail on which only took two weeks is run by a different company and does not take motorcycles, the next available […]

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A Rare Privilege

A Rare Privilege We wake at 06.15 Kev has to manipulate my back slightly, all this Japanese style sleeping on hard floors is beginning to take its toll. We intend to go to Kyoto today having been rained off yesterday and Isao has thoughtfully made us roasted sweet potato for lunch. We say goodbye and […]

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Lake Biwa

We awake from our free camp in fairly good spirits the rain has stopped but its windy. One of the old boys that warned us about the bears last night arrives to check if we are leaving/alive. Satisfied that we are alive and packing up he bids us farewell. We pack our soggy tent and […]

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Gokayama

The day dawns bright and sunny so leaving the tent up we head off down the valley chasing the views. We turn up a mountain pass towards a dam, a suspension bridge traverses the gap. I stand on the dam and video Kev riding across to the centre of the bridge he is a tiny […]

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Takyama

We have a choice of a long tunnel or twisty mountain route. Kev chooses the bends and boy are there some bends. The colours are changing here so we are treated to some beautiful vistas we pop out in a valley around lunch and see a sign for a waterfall so we head for that. […]

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