Japan - 19 December 2016 - 5 January 2017


This is where I went.


Skiing at Nozawa Onsen.






All-terrain, mud-terrain, snow-terrain?




Mt Myoko.


Moving walkway.


Japan Ski Museum.


Traditional Japanese accommodation.


I visited several onsens (public hot spring bath houses) whilst in Japan.

Taki No-Yu.


Nakao No-Yu.


O-Yu.


Outdoor onsen with a fantastic view at Nozawa Grand Hotel.




Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park.






The quaint narrow streets of Nozawa Onsen alpine village.


Ogama, hot springs used by the villagers to cook in.




Temple and shrine precinct.




Drinking sake with Tom and Cat whom I met whilst in Nozawa Onsen.




Pajero Minis!




I loved the heated toilet seats in Japan.


Samurai nation.


Capsule hotel.






I made good use of the vending machines that were everywhere.

Hot Chocolate from a vending machine.


Hot chips from a vending machine!


They weren't very good though.


Mt Fuji.


Southern Alps.


Lake Ashi.


Mt Komagatake and Mototsumiya Shrine.


Shinjuku Station in Tokyo, the busiest train station in the world with 3.5 million people passing through each day!




Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.




Sumida River.


Senso-ji Temple.


Cleansing.


Akihabara.


Takeshita Street, Harajuku.


Meiji Shrine.




The scramble at Shibuya Crossing.




Tsukiji Fish Market.


Salmon, tuna, marlin and octopus.


Scallops.


Eel.


The entertainment and red-light district of Kabukicho.


Golden Gai bar district.


The Japanese are into some wacky shit.....

Robot Restaurant, this was the most random and ridiculous thing I've ever seen.






Maid cafe.




Cartoon porn.




Tokyo Skytree.


Looking down on Tokyo.




I really enjoyed the food in Japan.

Katsu Curry.


Ramen.


Okonomiyaki.


Beef Sushi.


Hida Beef.


Yakitori.


The alleys of Omoide Yokocho were a great area to grab a bite to eat.






However, the best meal I had in Japan was at this BBQ bar.




Apple flavoured Kit Kat.


Translation fail!


Early morning rise to catch a train to Nagoya.


Shinkansen bullet train.


Takayama.


Traditional Japanese living room.


Ryokan.


Hida Folk Village.


The countless torii gates of Fushimi Inari in Kyoto.




Rokuon-ji AKA Golden Pavilion.


Gardens of the Heian-jingu Shrine.


Arashiyama Bamboo Grove




Hiroshima memorial precinct.


Genbaku Dome, Hiroshima Peace Memorial.


Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.


Floating Torii Gate of Miyajima.


Infection control.


Looking the part in the Sekishoin Temple.


The Melbourne lads.


Final night dress-up karaoke.