Miyajima: The Island of God and the Big Floating Shrine

Miyajima island is home of the infamous floating Itsukushima shrine that is used on pretty much every Japanese tourist brochure. The shrine doesn’t actually float; it is freestanding weighed down by rocks, but look at it from the right angle and with the right weather and with one eye slightly closed whilst standing on one … More Miyajima: The Island of God and the Big Floating Shrine

Nara

It was a morning we could have been tempted to stay in bed till midday nursing our fuzzy heads due to being plied with sake, wine, beer and brandy the night before when Taka, our Osaka host and fuzzy head culprit got up to take us to Nara. Who doesn’t love a road trip?! And … More Nara