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February 17

Sake and Shrines – Fushimi, Kyoto

In the southern Kyoto suburb of Fushimi, sake breweries stand alongside the world famous Fushimi Inari Taisha, the head Inari Shinto Shrine in Japan. This shrine was made famous globally after featuring as a location in the movie Memoirs of a Geisha. Advertisements

February 04

Noto Peninsula – Sea of Japan

Typical Sea of Japan scenery around the south-west side of the Noto Peninsular at a place called Ganmon (巌門) in Ishikawa Prefecture. Ganmon features in a woodblock print by the master artisan Ando Hiroshige.  I can’t wait to explore more of the peninsular on my bicylce once the weather warms up!

January 27

A White New Year

The towns along the Sea of Japan around Fukui and Kanazawa welcomed in 2015 with more than enough fresh snow. Happy Year of the Sheep everyone! Look forward to plenty more posts this year on Inaka Biking now that I’m back on deck with a new laptop after my faithful Sony Vaio Z decided to […]

December 19

Early winter sunset at the lake

   

December 09

Japan’s best garden by night – Kenrokuen, Kanazawa.

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December 02

Autumn colours in Japan

  The last of this autumn’s fiery show.      

November 11

Shirakawago – Japan’s ‘hidden’ mountain villages

Cut off from the world for centuries by formidable mountain ranges and harsh winters, the tiny villages of Shirakawago and Gokayama have managed to hang on to their traditional way of life into the 21st century. Today, these villages are the only places in all of Japan where the traditional ‘gassho style’ farm houses still […]

October 29

Old School Sailing Adventure – The Derwent Hunter in the Whitsundays

Exploring the stunning Whitsunday Islands aboard the handsome Derwent Hunter, a lovingly restored tall ship crafted in Tasmania in 1946. The day was full of snorkeling with sea turtles and shoals of technicolor reef fish, exploring beautiful coral reefs, lounging on white coral cays and plenty high seas adventure with the crew and fellow passengers.  […]

October 07

This is Australia – A bush sunset

Watching the bush come to life as the sun turns the world golden over Boonah, nestled in the heart of the Scenic Rim southwest of Brisbane.      

September 25

This is Australia – The Scenic Rim

A short break exploring the glorious Scenic Rim area just south west of Brisbane, in the ‘Land Down Under’.  

September 23

This is Australia – The Brisbane Valley

A late afternoon drive through beautiful surrounds in the Brisbane Valley, about 100km from the city of Brisbane.        

September 02

Abandoned?

A seemingly abandoned temple in rurual Ishikawa Prefecture.  Though there is a caretaker attached to the Shinto shrine next door, it is quite some time since this vast complex was a functioning temple.  Everything, including the purpose-built hotel on the grounds, stands empty and oddly silent.  

August 27

Hiatus over – Rainy Kanazawa

Apologies for going silent for two months. There’s been a lot happening – namely wrapping up my time in Mie Prefecture to head elsewhere in Japan for more adventures. So stay tuned! Now it’s back to work for me, sharing my travels in Japan with you. Here are some shots from a recent rainy day […]

June 30

Saturday afternoon by the bay – Stanley Bay in Hong Kong

Watching the world chill out on a gloriously sunny Saturday afternoon at the ever gorgeous Stanley Bay in Hong Kong.

June 23

Hong Kong by Day

Out and about in the midst of Hong Kong’s daily hustle and bustle.