Japan

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…

Fuji Five Lakes Tour
Japan

Fuji Five Lakes Tour

The time for our campervan tour of Japan had come, the first stop being the Fuji Five Lakes region. The flight from London via Istanbul on Turkish Airlines had been the longest I’d ever taken and I was glad to be finally stretching my legs in Tokyo’s Narita airport. Both Ewelina and I were impressed…