We drive away from Reykjavik to try and spot the Northern Lights
We watch a baseball match at Tokyo Dome; Japan vs. North Korea.
We travel from Hakone to Tokyo and learn about the art of Kintsugi
We buy some knives and spend most of the day travelling.
We visit Nara to feed the deer and see the giant Buddha
We travel from Hiroshima to Osaka, and visit the Osaka Pokémon Center
We're a little behind on the blog posts, so here is a photo from each of the missing days to tide you all over.
A boat ride to Miyajima to see the Great Torii Gate, and a cable-car trip to the top of Mt. Misen
We visit the Hiroshima Peace Memorials
As we travelled from Osaka to Hiroshima, we spent the day in Himeji to see Himeji Castle.
Our first full day in Osaka; we take a walking tour and have a Japanese cooking lesson.
Avoiding the rain, we visit Toba Aquarium
We visit Ise Jingu
We try to visit as many shrines as we can before we leave Shingu and head to Toba.
Our first day in Shingu, Nachi-no-taki falls and the surrounding temples.
We kayaked down the river, and ate at our first sushi restaurant.
We hike the Kumano Kodo to Hongu Taisha and visit an onsen.
Our first day hiking the Kumano Kodo
Early morning prayers with the monks at Ekoin, and our drive to Tanabe.
We climb Fushimi Inari and travel from Kyoto to Koya-san.
We renew our vows in a shinto ceremony, visit the bamboo grove, and watch an excellent evening show.
It's raining again so we visit Higashi Honganji and watch some traditional Japanese performances.
We attend a tea ceremony and learn about the samurai with Samurai Kembu
A cycle tour of Kyoto, the Golden Pavilion, & Kyoto's Imperial Palace.
We travel from Tokyo to Kyoto, and spend the evening wandering in Gion district.