Ikomayama, bordering the prefectures of Nara and Osaka, is the highest mountain in the Kongo-Ikoma-Kisen Quasi National Park (phew that's a mouthful), standing at 642m. The area is popular with hikers, picnickers, in fact anyone interested in the outd...
Map Location. I have commenced this segment at an industrial park in the rural outskirts of Hirakata City. The course proper (track-4) commences at the J.R.Tsuda Station, but I walked here from home, a distance of about 3km. Within minutes the track ...
Ikomayama (642m) standing sentinel over Osaka & Nara Cities, is included in this segment of the Ikoma-sanke Hiking Course. Although my path skirts around the mountain summit, I am sure I will still be in for some great views, especially of Osaka City &...
Japanese Castle nicknames, Kumamoto the Ginkgo-nuts Castle
Many Japanese castles have meaningful nicknames, some because of their shape or color (like the Okayama Castle, called U-jō the `Crow Castle
Inside the tallest statue from Japan, the Lotus Sanctuary hall
The giant Buddhist statues are always an impressive sight, but some of them are equally impressive on the inside, as I discovered some time
Japanese castle architecture, the tallest stone walls
The main tower (tenshu) of the Marugame Castle, one of the 12 still original Japanese castles, is located on top of a hill and can be access
Welcome to the website of writer, film-maker and broadcaster Andrew Whit...
Welcome to the website of writer, film-maker and broadcaster Andrew White
Shortlisted for TGO Awards – Outdoor Personality of the Year 2013
Autumn is upon us, and so too are The Great Outdoors awards - a chance for outdoor enthusiasts to vote for their favourite outdoor brand, re