Category Archives: Shimane

On your bike

You can get a good sense of the real Japan by gently rolling through lanes and streets on a bike. A leisurely pace, often with a tide of fellow riders. Apart from looking a little bit different, who is to … Continue reading

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Being a little bit lost in Masuda

Call me old fashioned, but smart phones and a GPS are not yet my thing when wandering around new places. With a good sense of direction as well as being confident at knowing which way is north, I am never … Continue reading

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Sights for train eyes in South Western Honshu

The Japan Rail Pass is a real freedom card, particularly when the idea of looking out a train window for hours gets you excited. Each JR Rail company advertises their most scenic routes, and tourism agencies do the same. But … Continue reading

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