Our Travel to Kansai, Japan-Railways, Arashiyama, and Toei Kyoto Studio Park

Day 4 Happy 50+ Birthday to Me! Rail System Having been shown how to use the rail system during our previous trip to Tokyo and getting reacquainted with its use in Osaka we were confident that we could get ourselves to Arashiyama in Kyoto….

Our Travel to Kansai, Japan-Osaka Zoo, Keitakuen, Shinsekai, and Tsutenkaku Tower

Day 3 We had breakfast at home again, and I realized that I need to study up on reading Japanese Kanji because I couldn’t read the instructions on the bag. Thankfully I had posted my delima on Facebook and one of our hanai kids…

Our Travels to Kansa, Japan-Bikes, Tempozan Harbor Village & Spa World

Day 2 Got up at 6:30 a.m. and threw a load of laundry in the washer before breakfast. With a group of 8 it’s wise to do a load a day (thankfully  the vacation rental had a washer and an area to hang clothes…

Our Travel to Kansai, Japan-AirAsia, Rail Passes and More

Day 1 AirAsia We booked our flight from Honolulu to Kansai (KIX) Japan on AirAsia after our friends suggested we try it. They had used AirAsia and had no problems. It was half the cost of the next cheapest airline which was great! The…

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