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Mount Fuji

  Mount Fuji is the highest mountain in Japan at 3,776.24 m.  It lies about 100 km south-west of Tokyo, and can be seen from there on a clear day. The exceptionally symmetrical volcanic cone, snow-capped for several […]
Mount Fuji

Himeji Castle, Japan

Himeji Castle (姫路城) is a hilltop Japanese castle situated in Himeji, in the Hyōgo Prefecture of Japan. Dating from 1333, it consists of 83 buildings with defensive systems from the feudal period. The stunning whit building towers over […]
Himeji Castle, Japan

Vibrant Japan

Japanese temples are incredibly photogenic: bright, vibrant colours contrast with the surrounding nature, and strong use of pattern and striking characters adds further interest.   Related articles: Y is for… […]
Vibrant Japan

Geishas in Kyoto

This week’s Travel Theme from Ailsa is Costume. These Geisha costumes fit the bill.  We were very lucky to spot the two women on an evening stroll in Kyoto. And […]