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Surely … just … one … more … activity …

After, ooh, maybe an hour of sleep on the plane for me, maybe none for Mem, some for E and a reasonable amount for C, we hit Changi Airport in a state of disrepair – fortunately the airline had sprung … Continue reading

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Toji Temple markets, and goodbye

While we were on the train to Kyoto lat week, we’d read excitedly of the large flea market at Toji Temple, but that was quickly dashed when we realised it’s only held one day every month. And then we realised … Continue reading

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Osaka – Kaiyukan aquarium

Just the one activity today, but a big one. It rained steadily throughout Osaka but we didn’t much care – we were in the Kaiyukan aquarium from 9:30 to 1:30. It winds down an 8 level spiral through many tanks … Continue reading

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Hiroshima-Osaka

Despite another train leg, we had a really fun day today. Mem and I nipped out early for a look at Hiroshima Castle, with the young ladies asleep in the room – we returned with breakfast and hit the day. … Continue reading

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Miyajima

Day began rather abruptly with me hustling everyone up and out the door by 7:30 – hurrying to catch the 8:47 high tide at Miyajima so that we could see the torii gate "floating" in the ocean. The tram obliged … Continue reading

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On to Hiroshima

A double shinkansen to Hiroshima passed quite boringly, flicking in and out of tunnels past template light-industrial Japanese towns. Hotel was trickier to reach but well worth it, lovely room and a great view north. Gave the girls some crash … Continue reading

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Kyoto, surely not another shrine

Not our best planned day and it rather showed. Gave the girls a very long leisurely morning in bed for a battery recharge, Mem and I scouted for breakfast stuff, an entertaining supermarket trip, and brought it up to the … Continue reading

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