Posts Tagged ‘Travel’

Its finally time for the next instalment of “memories of the past” I am worried that this may be a little short, especially when compared to the review of my time in Minamiechizen, but I think I am still suffering some of the after effects of my exam hell period, which means my brain doesn’t want to work properly at the moment XD

Any who, here it is. 


After Minamiechizen I next travelled and stayed in the slightly bigger town of Kaga in the nearby Ishikawa prefecture. While staying in Kaga I actually did quite a fair bit of travelling, went to Kyoto as well as a few other nearby towns and Kanazawa, I got to see so many beautiful things during my stay in Kaga.

My host family was so amazing and caring, before arriving in Kaga I actually seriously sprained my knee while skiing, and my host family helped me get better within a few days, they also celebrated Christmas with me (on Christmas eve), and I also made some really good friends.

Kaga is also a onsen town, so almost every night I was in Kaga, but offcourse I couldn’t take my camera in there, so I don’t have any hot spring photos to share XD

As I stated earlier, when I was staying in Kaga I did a lot of travelling, I travelled to the main city in the Ishikawa prefecture, Kanazawa, with a few friends on two different occasions, we went shopping, ate amazingly expensive pasta and pizza at some Italian restaurant (we didn’t know it was so expensive when we ordered it) went to some Japanese gardens, and generally had a lot of fun. On the second trip to Kanazawa, we pretty much spent the whole day in the huge hot spring building, it was so big, I was amazed.

A Japanese Garden in Kanazawa

Then I also went on a day trip to Kyoto, it was actually the day before Christmas, so it was a very interesting new years eve for me, but it was so much fun, and I got to see so many beautiful things.

The road going into Kyoto

In a small shop on the long hike up to a Kyoto temple, I actually got in trouble for taking this photo

And offcourse I also did a bit of sightseeing around Kaga, really it is a beautiful town, on Christmas day I was taken to the Kaga gardens and some water arm museum with my host brother and two friends, some of the stuff at the museum was amazing, and the garden was beautiful and had so many fun activities.

Kaga Gardens

Shades of blue

I really hope I get the chance to visit Kaga again.


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Finally got my plane tickets.

I will arrive at Narita airport at around 6am on Friday the 13th of August.

I am gonna give myself a few hours to get of the plane, grab my luggage, go through customs etc, then I will probably grab something to eat somewhere in the terminal then go buy a ticket for the shuttle bus, I am going to try to arrange with a friend to meet me at Shibuya station.

So in total I will probably give myself around two and a half hours, maybe even three from the time I arrive, just to do everything I need in the terminal, anyone who knows me knows I can get lost and confused easily, so this amount of time is warranted.

So I will probably try to catch the shuttle bus around 9:30 or 10am, and since the shuttle bus takes between 85minutes and 115minutes (depending on traffic) to arrive at the Shibuya drop offs, I will hopefully be able to meet my friend at around 12ish.

Ahhhh its gonna be so busy *__*

I’m lucky, it is a direct flight except for my domestic flight from Adelaide to Sydney.

I will probably arrive in Hirakata either the 29th or 30th of August So looking forward to this now.

Taken during flight from Sydney to Tokyo in 2007

 Soon I will be staring out at that view again.

Lori ❤

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