A Travellerspoint blog

October 2012

Japan/Korea

Travel Map and Photographs

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Travelling to Japan/South Korea... arriving in Osaka (Kansai), (Japan) via Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), then travelling to/through; Osaka, Kyoto, (Kansai), Hiroshima (Chugoku), Fukuoka, Karatsu, Nagasaki, Shimabarra, Beppu, Fukuoka, (Kyushu), (Japan), Busan, Daegu, Seoul (South Korea), and back home via Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia).



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Dotombori Streets
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The alleys and laneways of Dotombori are some of the liveliest in Osaka very reminiscent of those in the movie 'Bladerunner', and which come alive after night-fall, a must for any visitor to experience! Osaka, Kansai, Japan.





Fushimi-Inari Taisha
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The famous 'red torii' path-way of the Fushimi-Inari Taisha shrine, Kyoto, Kansai, Japan.





Golden Temple
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The famous Golden Pavilion of Kinkaku-ji, Kyoto, Kansai, Japan.





Pull Rickshaws
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Beautiful 'Old style', large-wheeled, Japanese pull-rickshaws that take tourists around the town, Arashiyama, Kansai, Japan.





A-Bomb Dome
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The chilling memorial of the destructive power of war on the people, Hiroshima, Chugoku, Japan.





Yatai Stall
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One of the hundreds of popular Yatai stalls that come out each evening to sell a variety of foods on the streets, Fukuoka, Kyushu, Japan.





Porcelain Bridge
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An exquisite porcelain tile clad bridge in the artisan village, Okaewichi-yama, Kyushu, Japan.





Limited Express
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The ubiquitous Japanese train shot, in fact it's the 'Limited Express', my 'weapon of choice' when it comes to transport, Nagasaki, Kyushu, Japan.





Kannawa Hells
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Hells or Jigoku, ie. steaming hot volcanic waters, used for the city's Onsen, surging through the streets, Beppu, Kyushu, Japan.






Yamato-Zep Drummers
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The exciting Yamato-Zep 'Taiko' drumming troupe performing one of their traditional lively drumming performances, Fukuoka, Kyushu, Japan.





It's Show-time!
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Mask at the annual International Mask Festival, Andong, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea.





Postman Delivers
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Postbox at the annual International Mask Festival, Andong, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea.





Jangseung
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Traditional Korean Jangseung, carved wooden totems, at the annual International Mask Festival, Andong, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea.





Woori Nara Gogigui
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While this may not be Gangnam-style, Korean Gogigui (BBQ meats cooked at your table) is one of my all time favourites, usually served with lettuce, kimchi and an assortment of sauces, washed down with cold Soju, good enough to put a smile on anyone's face! Seoul, South Korea.





Jongno Tower
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One of the iconic buildings on the city skyline, Seoul, South Korea.





Other travels to Japan/Korea include;

South Korea 2007 - Kimchi tour around the unique island.
Tokyo 2004 - Exploring the urban megalopolis that is Tokyo.



Other Japanese/South Korean photos from my travels;

Japanese photos
South Korean photos





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Madura

Travel Map and Photographs

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Travelling to Madura... arriving in Surabaya (Java), (Indonesia) via Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), then travelling to/through; Surabaya (Java), Sumenep (Madura), Surabaya (Java), (Indonesia) and back home via Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia).



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Padang Street Stall
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One of the numerous 'Nasi Padang' food stalls (ie. warungs), that pop up during the evening on the busy streets, Surabaya, Java, Indonesia.





Fishing Port
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Small coastal fishing port, Sampang, Madura, Indonesia.





Fishing Platforms
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Local Maduranese floating fishing platforms that are towed out onto the clear blue coastal waters, near Sejati, Madura, Indonesia.





Festival Streets
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During the annual 'Bull Racing' festival, local kids are entertained with fun motorised floats through the streets, Sumenep, Madura, Indonesia.





Fishing Boats
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Local fishing boats moored on the beach, in readiness for an evening of fishing, Bungbungan, Madura, Indonesia.





Beachside Shack
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Locals resting before their fishing boats head out onto the seas, Bungbungan, Madura, Indonesia.





Other travels to Indonesia include;

Flores 2020 - Traveling on motorcycle through Flores.
Maluku 2018 - Exploring the stunning but remote tropical Islands.
Sumbawa 2018 - Traveling on motorcycle through Bali, Lombok and Sumbawa.
Sumatra 2016 - Exploring Western Sumatra on motorcycle.
Nusa Tenggara 2015 - Traveling through West Timor, Lembata, Flores and Sumba.
Bali 2010 - Getting a fill of Balinese food and beaches.
Pulau Weh 2010 - Exploring the tropical under-water paradise.
Sulawesi 1996 - Traveling North to South on this amazingly diverse island.
Indonesian Adventures 1993 - Wandering through Sumatra, Java, Bali, Lombok and Kalimantan.
Asian Adventures 1988 - Getting a taste of Bali and Java on my SEA sojourn.



Other Indonesian photos from my travels;

Indonesian photos





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