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Japan: Kumamoto and Kumamon

In June we had a whistle stop tour of Kumamoto, we flew there, stayed on night and came back. Why? Becuase with Peach airlines I found return flights for less than 7000yen each.

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Kumamoto is most famous for its mascot Kumamon, a cute black bear but it also produces a large variety of fruit and vegetables – watermelon and tomatoes in particular. Continue reading

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Capsule Hotel: 9hrs Kyoto

The other weekend we went to a Wedding Party in Kyoto, so we decided to make a weekend of it, we soon ran into a problem – all the hotels and hostels we looked at were fully booked! As it was just for one night we decided to search for capsule hotels and found 9 hours . It looked good and in a central location, even better, booking through their website meant one night only cost ¥1800!

It was my first time staying in a capsule hotel, as they are separated men and women, and often are just men only places. I mostly travel with my husband so it’s not so great for us.

We checked in about 7pm, I got changed left my bags in a locker on the 3rd floor and then we went out.

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