Category Archives: Japan

Orbi Science Museum

“We are heading out to Orbi on Tuesday, fancy joining us?” A friend invited.  “Sure” I replied not knowing what I was signing up for.  It turns out that Orbi is a collaboration between Sega and BBC Earth. It is … Continue reading

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Legoland Discovery Center

Over the summer break, the only thing ‘J’ wanted to do was head out to Legoland Discovery Center in Odaiba.  So on a hot Friday morning, we headed out.  LDC- has a couple of rides, but it is more… of … Continue reading

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Shimoda

Shimoda is a resort town on the Izu peninsula about 180km from Tokyo with some of the most beautiful beaches, we have found in Japan so far. We have visited Shimoda five times so far, and we are not the … Continue reading

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June’s Mountains

The final stretch down into the summer holidays has meant that I have been very focussed on getting things done. It has been been very empowering and motivating. Mountain 1: Physical Mountain This month: No mountain climbed. In fact, I … Continue reading

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May’s Mountains

June. Yikes- this year is flying by. I had an amazing holiday with my family in South Africa, and I don’t think that I managed any of the mountains. Which I was fine with. Let’s be honest- spending quality time … Continue reading

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March’s Mountains

It is quite something to think that we are already a quarter of the way through 2017. This year having these monthly mountainous challenges has definitely kept me focussed. Surprisingly, March has been good. My cousin came over from South … Continue reading

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Tokyo Skytree

We’ve finally made it up Tokyo Skytree!  We’ve been here for nearly 5 years and we’ve finally made up one of Tokyo’s most iconic views! It only took a visit from a South African cousin to get us up there!  … Continue reading

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Exploring, Exploring: My 5 Favourite Beaches near Tokyo

Summer is here in Japan and in true Japanese weather form it arrived on its due date! BAM! 1 July- the day that the Japanese beaches and the outdoor pools open- the temperature goes up by 2-3 deg C and … Continue reading

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