A Japanese Holiday – Miho Museum

This is the last stop on our old Japanese holiday, The Miho Museum. This museum is fairly close to Kyoto actually, and is set right plumb in the centre of an absolutely beautiful, wooded, hilly countryside. It is set in stunning surroundings, and I was absolutely awed as we walked through the tunnel that is in the photo to get to the museum. The…

A Japanese Holiday – Himeji Castle

  A short stop on our various trails in Japan was Himeji Castle. As usual, I was carrying my son on my back, and I must say that despite the extra bulk around my waist those days, I managed to carry him up and down all the five floors of the Himeji Castle. I must say, however, that my huffing and puffing must have…

A Japanese Holiday – Shigaraki

  Next stop was Shigeraki, and once again, I shall insert a map into the post, but I shall do so at the end. I had never heard of Shigeraki, and I wondered why the hell we were driving to this strange place to make earthen pots. But, we did. We drove to Shigeraki. It was some distance from Roko Island,  and we had…

A Japanese Holiday – Nara

  Our next stop was at Nara, which was almost two hours or more from where we were staying. This entailed a change of train, but the train system is really fantastic in Japan. Maybe, a map should be inserted here, to give everyone an idea of where Nara is actually located in Japan. So, here goes. Since I had two hours in the…

A holiday in Japan – Kyoto

        The first place that we visited during that wonderful holiday, was Kyoto. It was an Indian invasion, of twenty odd Indians swarming into the local train, and marching into Kyoto. Now, Kyoto is a quiet and rather good looking town. This is amazing, if you consider that, during it’s history, it has been destroyed several times  due to fire and…

A Holiday In Japan – Rokko Island

        Years back, when the world was a younger place, I went on a holiday to Japan with my family, and a bunch of friends. We all shacked up at my friend’s house at Rokko Island. There were, as I remember, about 25 of us, from babies to adults, staying together in my classmates home. How is family managed to squeeze…