Hiking: Mt. Ibuki – The Easy Option
Driving Ibukiyama Skyline was not how I’d liked to have reached the summit of Mt. Ibuki on the border of Gifu and Shiga prefectures but hiking up with 14kgs of daughter, a 2kg kid’s carrier backpack, a camera, and 1.5 litres of sports drink in 30°C heat wasn’t really an option.
It’s been just over a week since we returned from the UK. Flying back into Japan was a nightmare. If you’re coming back any time soon – especially into Narita or Haneda – stay calm and remember, it’s not always going to be like this. Well, fingers crossed.
Some Distant Memory – Lake Biwa
Photos from the past. Life in Japan and elsewhere, by me Sean Breslin. Updated weekly.
Archives: Mt. Ibuki
I was on my way to Osaka this day and purposely chose to avoid using the shinkansen.
Cycling: Lake Biwa & Kyoto
Around Lake Biwa to Kyoto Cycling to Kyoto via Lake Biwa (琵琶湖) is a popular option among cyclists in Japan and with a cycle path running nearly all the way along the lake’s eastern coast it is an easy and fairly safe way to put some good kilometres in the legs. When I first made…
Photography: Nov. 22nd – Lake Biwa
A few more from Lake Biwa. Camping overnight along Biwa’s coast and going out to shoot at first light is becoming increasingly more appealing. 琵琶湖の湖岸でキャンプして、夜明けの写真を撮ることがどんどん魅力的になっています。
Cycling & Photography: Nov. 19th – Lake Biwa and Kyoto
Over the weekend I took a bicycle trip from Inuyama, around Lake Biwa, Japan’s largest lake, and down to Kyoto. Both Lake Biwa and Kyoto look wonderful at this time of year. I hung out with a good friend in his colour darkroom and together with his wife Ariko. We also went to a fantastic…
Hiking: Mt. Ibuki ・伊吹山
Shiga Prefecture and Lake Biwa, Japan’s largest lake, from Mt. Ibuki.