Overview of our 3.5 days walking the Nakasendo Trail in the Kiso Valley of Japan.
I have been to Kamikochi twice. I hope to visit it for the third time. The truth is, in terms of scenery, there are probably more epic mountains and valleys in the world, especially in Europe and North America. However in Asia, in terms of access, cost and facilities, Kamikochi is probably the best there... Continue Reading →
We ended our year-end Hokkaido trip with a 3 night stay in Hakodate from 12 to 15 December 2015. Not relishing the 1.5 hour wait in Oshamanbe Station if we wanted to take the train from Kutchan (Niseko) to Hakodate, we decided to fork out 60,000 Yen for the 8 of us to travel in... Continue Reading →