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Backpacking Japan - Kurama Fire Festival

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Kurama no hi Matsuri (as it's properly know) is held on October 22nd each year, in a small town, Kurama, an hour by train north of Kyoto. Thousands of people...

Backpacking Taiwan - Cycling Wuling Pass

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While travelling in Taiwan I had read about some of the great cycling available so decided to indulge myself. The north-cross highway was a good option but a...

Backpacking Light (sub 7kg)

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I'm currently spending 3 months travelling across Asia, namely Japan, Taiwan, Malaysia, Thailand and Sri Lanka. As I enjoy lightweight travelling, I decided ...

Backpacking Japan - Tokyo

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I was in Tokyo around a year ago for nearly a week but still wanted to return as there were plenty of things I had yet to do. I based myself in Asakusa again...

Backpacking Japan - Nikko

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Around 150km north of Tokyo lies Nikko, a small town set around a series of mountains, lakes and hot springs. It's a popular destination with the Japanese w...