general profile
nickname
Chashitsu (contact this user)
residing
United Kingdom
member since
17 October 2010
birth year
1942
nationality
United Kingdom
ethnicity
White/Caucasian
languages
English, French, German, Italian
job
Craftsman
interests
Gardening, History, Nature, Tea Ceremony

travel reports

2017/7/15 - Flora of Japan

The UK flora (and fauna) was largely wiped out during the last ice age and has been subsequently enhanced by imports from South East Asia, China and Japan in particular... read all

2014/11/3 - The gems of Matsue

We caught an early train to nearby Yasugi and picked up the minibus to the Adachi Museum. The Adachi Museum or Art founded in recent times by Adachi Zenko... read all

2014/11/3 - The less visited sites of Nara

We went by coach to Horyu-ji temple complex a few miles outside Nara city. Horyu-ji is reputed to be the birth place of Buddhism in Japan and houses the worlds oldest surviving wooden structures... read all
japan travel profile
how often
five times
how long
more than two months
travel budget
medium (10,000 - 20,000 yen per day and person)
travel pace
fast
travel style
individual travel
travel interests
Shrines and Temples, Castles, Gardens, Historic Towns
accommodation used
Hotel
Ryokan
Minshuku
Pension
transportation used
Train
Shinkansen
City Bus
Taxi
Ferry
tickets used
Japan Rail Pass
destinations visited
Hakone
Kanazawa
Kiso Valley
Kyoto
Matsue
Nara
Okayama
Uji
Hikone
Himeji
Kakunodate
Kamakura
Miyajima
Nikko
Takahashi
Takayama
Tokyo
Hiroshima
Matsumoto
Takamatsu
sightseeing spots visited
Himeji Castle (Himeji)
Hachimangu Shrine (Kamakura)
Hasedera Temple (Kamakura)
Kenrokuen (Kanazawa)
Magome (Kiso Valley)
Nakasendo Hiking (Kiso Valley)
Tsumago (Kiso Valley)
Arashiyama (Kyoto)
Daitokuji Temple (Kyoto)
Gion (Kyoto)
Katsura Villa (Kyoto)
Kinkakuji (Kyoto)
Kiyomizudera (Kyoto)
Kodaiji Temple (Kyoto)
Kokedera (Kyoto)
Manshuin Temple (Kyoto)
Nijo Castle (Kyoto)
Ohara (Kyoto)
Sento Palace (Kyoto)
Shorenin Temple (Kyoto)
Shugakuin Villa (Kyoto)
Tenryuji Temple (Kyoto)
Adachi Museum of Art (Matsue)
Matsue Castle (Matsue)
Matsumoto Castle (Matsumoto)
Heijo Palace (Nara)
Horyuji Temple (Nara)
Isuien Garden (Nara)
Todaiji Temple (Nara)
Taiyuinbyo (Nikko)
Toshogu Shrine (Nikko)
Korakuen Garden (Okayama)
Okayama Castle (Okayama)
Raikyuji Temple (Takahashi)
Hida Folk Village (Takayama)
Sensoji Temple (Tokyo)
Byodoin Temple (Uji)
Mimurotoji Temple (Uji)
Botanical Garden (Hakone)
Hakone Checkpoint (Hakone)
Genkyuen Garden (Hikone)
Kokoen Garden (Himeji)
Shukkeien Garden (Hiroshima)
Cherry Blossoms (Kakunodate)
Engakuji Temple (Kamakura)
Kenchoji Temple (Kamakura)
Meigetsuin Temple (Kamakura)
Higashi Chaya District (Kanazawa)
Nagamachi (Kanazawa)
Ninjadera (Kanazawa)
Narai (Kiso Valley)
Chionin Temple (Kyoto)
Daigoji Temple (Kyoto)
Daikakuji Temple (Kyoto)
Eikando Temple (Kyoto)
Fushimi Inari Shrine (Kyoto)
Ginkakuji (Kyoto)
Heian Shrine (Kyoto)
Honganji Temples (Kyoto)
Kamo Shrines (Kyoto)
Kibune (Kyoto)
Kitano Tenmangu (Kyoto)
Kurama (Kyoto)
Kyoto Imperial Palace (Kyoto)
Myoshinji Temple (Kyoto)
Nanzenji Temple (Kyoto)
Ninnaji Temple (Kyoto)
Nishiki Market (Kyoto)
Philosopher's Path (Kyoto)
Pontocho (Kyoto)
Ryoanji Temple (Kyoto)
Sanjusangendo (Kyoto)
Sanzenin Temple (Kyoto)
Shinnyodo Temple (Kyoto)
Takao (Kyoto)
Tofukuji Temple (Kyoto)
Toji Temple (Kyoto)
Yasaka Shrine (Kyoto)
Samurai District (Matsue)
Kasuga Taisha (Nara)
Nara Park (Nara)
Naramachi (Nara)
Yoshikien Garden (Nara)
Futarasan Shrine (Nikko)
Shinkyo Bridge (Nikko)
Ritsurin Koen (Takamatsu)
Takamatsu Castle (Takamatsu)
Higashiyama Walk (Takayama)
Old Town (Takayama)
Takayama Jinya (Takayama)
Asakusa (Tokyo)
Koishikawa Korakuen (Tokyo)
Rikugien (Tokyo)
Uji Tea (Uji)
Lake Ashinoko (Hakone)
Merchant District (Kakunodate)
Samurai District (Kakunodate)
Great Buddha (Kamakura)
Hiking Trails (Kamakura)
Jochiji Temple (Kamakura)
Kanazawa Castle (Kanazawa)
Seisonkaku Villa (Kanazawa)
Fushimi Sake District (Kyoto)
Hieizan (Kyoto)
Kyoto Station (Kyoto)
Maruyama Park (Kyoto)
Nijo Jinya (Kyoto)
Hearn Residence (Matsue)
Daisho-in Temple (Miyajima)
Itsukushima Shrine (Miyajima)
Kofukuji Temple (Nara)
Kanmangafuchi Abyss (Nikko)
Rinnoji Temple (Nikko)
Takahashi Old Town (Takahashi)
Ueno Park (Tokyo)
Koshoji Temple (Uji)
Mampukuji Temple (Uji)
Uji River (Uji)
Ujigami Shrine (Uji)
Hiroshima Castle (Hiroshima)
Botanical Garden (Nikko)
Botanical Garden (Tokyo)
Morning Markets (Takayama)
Castle Road (Hikone)
Hikone Castle (Hikone)
Higashiyama (Kyoto)
Yushien Garden (Matsue)