Himeji Castle & Okonomiyaki



On our fourth day of our Japan adventure we needed to get to Okayama, but since Himeji Castle was on the way, we decided to head there to check it out first.
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Japanese Gardens & Nara Park

Nara is the original capital of Japan and still retains some of the most beautiful and impactful shrines, temples and ruins of the country. We spent a day in this wonderful city, feeding deer in Nara Park, wandering in Yoshiki-en and Isui-en gardens, and discovering the tastiest sushi restaurant.



It's day 3 of our 2-week discovery tour of Japan. We've spent day 1 in Osaka acclimatising and day 2 in the sacred Mount Koya, getting lost in primeval forest cemeteries (you can read about it here).

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Temples of Mount Koya (Japan)

Japan was never high on my bucket list,  but through my love of sushi and gyozas plus my absolute fascination with Totoro, it became a place I just had to experience. After spending two weeks there earlier this year, I'm hooked. Here's the first part of my Japan travel series: Mount Kōya (Koyasan).

Monks in the primeval forest in Mount Koya, Japan
Monks chanting prayers at a temple in the Garan complex

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