Category: Japan

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A Rainy Ride to Rausu

Our luck with conjuring up animals continued on our way out of Nakashibetsu in Hokkaido, Japan.  Less than a minute after Dmitry said: “I want to see a fox today,” this little guy appeared by the side...

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Not So Wild Camping Hokkaido

After a less than fully restful night of wild-camping (where we woke several times to the barking of nearby foxes and noise of marauding crows), we packed up the tent and set out for the nearest 7-Eleven....

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Drinking with Japanese Geisha

Japan used to be full of geisha – there were thousands. But as one of our guides said: “That was before TV.” These days geisha are a rare thing – there are still a...