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Honshu – Hiroshima to Kanazawa

Honshu – Hiroshima to Kanazawa

First port of call as we arrived back on the main island of Honshu was the city of Hiroshima. Known the world over for that fateful day on August 6, 1945 when the first atomic bomb was dropped, it has since grown into a thriving and vibrant city ( if you have a Mazda...

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Shikoku – The Small Island

Shikoku – The Small Island

Hopefully the route that ultimately leads us to Hokkaido will provide an opportunity for us to revisit Kobe given our short time there this go around, but for now the smallest of Japan’s four main islands lays ahead - Shikoku. Probably the most overlooked ( and hence...

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Kyoto, Osaka, Nara and Kobe

Kyoto, Osaka, Nara and Kobe

Most countries have the odd attraction or two that get somewhat over-hyped. In Japan, Amanohashidate would fit that description. A place with an almost mystical/spiritual appeal to the Japanese, and which draws tourists in the thousands, we dropped by on our way from...

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Eastern Kyushu & Honshu’s Sainan Coast

Eastern Kyushu & Honshu’s Sainan Coast

The incredibly lush, green scenery of Kyushu continued all the way north and east as we left Cape Sata in the far south. Reaching the east coast an unexpected surprise was passing the Japan Space Agency’s rocket centre at Uchinoura. It’s certainly no Cape Canaveral...

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More Kyushu: Kumamoto, Kagoshima & A Kamikaze Story

More Kyushu: Kumamoto, Kagoshima & A Kamikaze Story

One can’t leave Nagasaki without being profoundly impacted by what you’ve seen at its most famous museum. We certainly were. This week, though, we’d see an amazing museum which detailed another tragic chapter in the closing days of Japan’s WW2 experience - in our...

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Japan : First Impressions

Japan : First Impressions

Funnily enough, we got our first impression ( or should I say, first “reminder” ) while still on the ship from Busan. The ship is Japanese ( but managed together with a Korean company ) so it has more of a Japanese “flavour” one might say - tatami rooms that could...

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Jeff + Lois

Jeff + Lois

We are Lois and Jeff, of Kelowna, BC, Canada. Recently retired with a serious overlanding travel bug, we hit the road in our truck camper in May 2019, initially tackling the Pan American highway. The PanAm completed in April 2022, and truck camper sold, we plan to continue exploring again later in 2022 in our Sprinter 4×4!

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