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Mortimer road and the surrounding area of Strines is a true gem, a diamond in the rough that is often overlooked by those traveling along the A57 out of
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Sajikigatake Revisited.
Sajikigatake - map location.     Two weeks ago I came here to climb  Mt Sajiki  and, at the end of the day, I was chafing-at-the-bit to return to explore what else was in this area to experience. On this trip my plan was to do a loop course - commencing & e...
Sajikigatake - map location.    Two weeks ago I came here to climb Mt Sajiki and, at the end of the day, I was chafing-at-the-bit to return to explore what else was in this area to experience. On this trip my plan was to do a...
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We celebrated Hatsumode here one year. We arrived just after midnight and there were already thousands of people waiting to enter the shrine. A question. What/who is the Yawata area famous for?
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Sajikigatake.
Map Location.     I have been in this area several times over the years on my mountain-bike and, on those occasions, I only went as far as the  junction of routes-61 & 107  before heading for home. Whenever I was there I always wondered what was further up ...
Map Location.    I have been in this area several times over the years on my mountain-bike and, on those occasions, I only went as far as the junction of routes-61 & 107 before heading for home. Whenever I was there I always ...
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What a delight to view and share with you your great day out.
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Thanks +Ross-Barry Barcock - I actually have another 3 vids in the pipeline; it's just getting the time to edit them together that's the issue!
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Portable Bicycle Camper Trailer Tent camping and hotels are no longer the only options for those of you who like to travel on long-distance bicycle paths. Thanks to companies that are starting to m...
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Ailurophile A cat-lover. Assemblage A gathering. Becoming Attractive. Beleaguer To exhaust with attacks. Brood To think alone. Bucolic In a lovely rural setting. Bungalow A small, cozy cottage. Cha...
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I am an "Outdoorholic".
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As the name implies, I am an outdoorholic and I have a huge respect and appreciation for the outdoors, regardless of mode and reason why I am there.
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Nara Mahoroba Cycle Ring
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Nicaragua Canal Trail
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Trail Quote
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Simply beautiful Japanese scenes, Arashiyama bamboo groves
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Wild Camp in Barking Fox wood – Hertfordshire
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Simply beautiful Japanese scenes, Taikobashi reflection
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Sakura fubuki, cherry blossom snowfall
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Old Gion Shidare Sakura
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Yozakura, Hanami special illumination
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The beauty of a single cherry tree
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Shidarezakura, weeping cherry trees
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The history of this area dates-back to the 9th century. The shrine isn't big, but worth including in your itinerary when visiting the hamlet of Kumogahata.
Public - a week ago
reviewed a week ago
Shrines don't come anymore isolated that this one. Takatsuki-jinja is camouflaged amongst a forest of bamboo and is quite easily missed.
Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
As-soon-as you enter this cafe, the odor of freshly-roasted coffee will greet you and, if the odor is anything to go by, then the taste will convince you that this is a great establishment providing a low cost menu. Whether it be a full meal or just a cake set, or whatever. This is casual dining at it's very best;the menu is written on brown note-paper.There is always nice music - not too loud as to distract you,and not too low so you can't hear - and a well stocked library in case you want something to read. It may be difficult to find but, I can guarantee, once you have found "about a coffee", it will be well worth your time.
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Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago
This is a great wee restaurant that is tucked-away along a side street, away from the busy traffic. The lunchtime and dinner menu's differ but,whatever time of day you come here,the service and food is excellent. Although I haven't yet experienced their evening meal, if it's anything like their lunch menu,I would say it top rate. Their lunch menu is a set price and you are allowed to select five different plates,from a menu of twenty,ranging from pasta,pizza,lasagna,salad,to name a few. All washed down with a nice glass of red wine.
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Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago
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Nothing could be a more tranquil location than Tenjin-jinja. With the many kilometers of paths in and around this area, this is an ideal location for a break before moving on.
Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
Shrines don't come anymore isolated than this one. Tucked-away amongst the bush of rural Kamo,Ebisu-jinja is the ideal location to come for some peace-and-quiet.
Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago
One word could be used to describe this Hotel - Perfect. Perfect location;away from the big cities and crowds of people, overlooking a beautiful lake. Perfect facilities;great friendly staff,well appointed rooms,beautiful grounds. Perfect food; a menu designed to suit every ones needs and tastes and a great selection of drinks. Has been placed on our "must return" list.
Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago