21_21 Design, MOT, Burgers and fake food (Tokyo 2014, #8)


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After visiting Kyoto, we spend our last two days in Tokyo. We explored more parts of this huge city. This city has it all! Huge crowds at Shinjuku, idyllic neighbourhoods near Yoyogi park. Shop till you drop, and eat your … Lees verder

Best lunch at restaurant Takuma Gion Shirakawa (Kyoto 2014, #5)


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The Japanese (public) transport has many beeping and cute sounds. For example, the traffic lights make bird sounds and the subway has tv drama music. It’s funny and the tunes get in your head. This is only in Japan! Restaurant … Lees verder

Beautiful Japanese Tenryu-ji and Okochi Denjiro gardens, bamboo forest, Nijo castle and Fushimi Inari a.k.a red gates (Kyoto 2014, #4)


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The experience of ‘old Japan’ in Kyoto: a lot of people want to experience it, so Kyoto’s major attractions and parks can get very crowded. That means getting up early if you want to see the most beautiful places in … Lees verder

Top of mount Wakakusa in touristic Nara (Kyoto 2014, #3)


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This will be a relatively short blog about our next (near) Kyoto experience. Although it was not on our must-visit list, we went to Nara. After a 40-minute train trip (one way) we arrived in a gloomy place called: Nara. … Lees verder

Best coffee at % Arabica, Michelin star lunch and Manga (Kyoto, Japan, 2014 #2)


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It’s weird: in every new location that we visited in Japan, the second day started with rain. This was, however, not a problem for us. While we hung out in a Starbucks (for Internet!) we made a reservation at a … Lees verder

Gion 祇園 and Yasaka Shrine 八坂神社 (Kyoto 京都市, Japan 2014 #1)


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It took almost 5 hours to get from Hakuba to Kyoto. You know what they say about that there are almost no train delays in Japan? We had some small delays with the local trains! But that’s no problem at … Lees verder

Minekata mountain bike trail ride with Albert Kikstra (Hakuba, Japan #4)


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Albert is a Dutch guy who owns Bed & Breakfast Santana in Hakuba. He is a pro amateur mountain biker who travels the world to join mountain bike contests. He is a guy with a lot of passion for what … Lees verder