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Arashiyama Bamboo Grove
Japan

Arashiyama Bamboo Grove

One of the places Ewelina and I were really keen to visit when we reached Kyoto was Arashiyama Bamboo Grove. We had seen lots of photographs on websites like Flickr, 500px and Google plus when doing our research for the trip. Indeed it’s one of the most photographed places in the Kyoto area, along with…

Kenrokuen Garden Kanazawa
Japan

Kenrokuen Garden Kanazawa

After leaving Jigokudani Monkey Park it had been our intention to do the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route. It’s supposed to be spectacular but it’s also relatively expensive. It would  also not look its best in the overcast weather that was forecast. Instead we headed for Kanazawa where we wanted to visit Kenrokuen Garden. Unsure how easy it…

Jigokudani Monkey Park
Japan

Jigokudani Monkey Park

When planning our Japan Campervan Tour one of the Japanese attractions that Ewelina and I were both keen to visit was Jigokudani Monkey Park. We are both wildlife fans and wanted to make the effort to visit this place. Many of the must see sights in guidebooks tend to be temples or shrines so a…

Matsumoto Castle
Japan

Matsumoto Castle

As we were driving from the Fuji Five Lakes region towards Jigokudani Monkey Park we saw signs for Matsumoto and decided to make a small detour to visit Matsumoto Castle. Matsumoto is a city with a population close to 250,000. It’s one of those cities Ewelina and I like. It has all the shops and…