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Getting a Japanese driving licence

Getting a Japanese driving licence

I recently got my full Japanese driving licence. I already had a UK driving licence; so much of the information here will be specific for people who have UK driving licences. For example with a UK licence you don’t have to do a physical driving test, whereas I know that if you have an American driving licence you do. Also I got my [...]

Plum blossoms in Ritsurin Park

Plum blossoms in Ritsurin Park

Japan’s most famous type of blossom is the cherry blossom, but if you can’t wait until March/April to see them you can see the plum blossoms in February. Ritsurin Park in Takamatsu has one of Japan’s most famous gardens, and in that garden are two groves, each filled with 80 plum trees (also known as Japanese apricot trees). The [...]

Seto Inland Sea sunset photos

Seto Inland Sea sunset photos

Whilst living in Takamatsu, Kagawa I had the opportunity to observe the Seto Inland Sea sunset many times. Here is a small selection of my photos. This first one was taken from the Naoshima to Takamatsu ferry. The Seto Inland Sea is always busy with passenger ferries taking people between the islands. There are many interesting islands to [...]

Bowling in Japan at Round 1

Bowling in Japan at Round 1

If you want to go ten pin bowling in Japan there are plenty of bowling alleys in the cities. I went to a big chain called Round 1 which has locations all around Japan. The one I went to was in Takamatsu, Kagawa. If you are thinking that this building is a bit big for a bowling place that’s because there is much more inside. They have [...]

Free udon queue in Takamatsu!

Free udon queue in Takamatsu!

Kagawa prefecture in Japan is the home of the famous Sanuki udon. If you tell any Japanese person that you have been to Kagawa then 9 times out of 10 they will ask you not about Ritsurin Park, or the Kotohira Shrine, but about the udon. The Japanese love their udon, and the Sanuki udon from Kagawa are considered to be the best. Japanese [...]

Takamatsu Christmas ‘Dream Illumination’

Takamatsu Christmas ‘Dream Illumination’

Here are some photos from the ‘Dream Illumination’ event that is taking place in Takamatsu’s Chuo Park this year. The event is on from the 18th December to 25th December. On many of the days there were events happening on the stage (singers and dancers). But on the day I went it was just the illuminations. The centre piece of the park was [...]

Ritsurin Gardens Light Up in Takamatsu

Ritsurin Gardens Light Up in Takamatsu

The Ritsurin Gardens in Takamatsu, Kagawa is one of the best looking gardens in Japan. Usually you visit it during the day, but during November, for less than two weeks, the gardens are open at night. Selected trees, plants, water features, buildings and statues are lit up with a mixture of white and coloured lights. Unlike [...]

Setouchi International Art Festival – Done!

Setouchi International Art Festival – Done!

After many boat journeys across the Seto Inland sea of Japan I’ve finished the Setouchi International Art Festival circuit. The art festival was a great idea; put art into houses, and outside, on seven islands in the Seto Sea. The purpose being to encourage people to visit these islands and bring a bit of life back into them (on many of [...]

Mure Gempei Stone Lantern Road in Takamatsu

Mure Gempei Stone Lantern Road in Takamatsu

The stone lantern festival takes place on Mure Gempei Road near Yashima in Takamatsu every August and September. In 2010 it was held from July 31st to September 20th. Hundreds of stone lanterns light the street daily from dusk until 10pm. They are mostly outside people’s houses and it is completely free to view them. This is the 2010 [...]

Takamatsu Airport

Takamatsu Airport

If you are on Shikoku Island and want to fly to Tokyo, Seoul, Naha (Okinawa) or Kagoshima then you might find yourself using Takamatsu Airport. There is no train there so you’ll either have to get a taxi or the bus. The Takamatsu Airport Limousine Bus costs ¥690 from Kawaramachi station and departs from stop 2. You can buy the [...]

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