I slept great, not sure the others could say the same, I think both princesses like a softer bed and mattress. Today we set off to Okinawa, so not much time left in Osaka before we have to head to the airport.

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It feels like we haven’t quite finished exploring Kyoto, but today we need to move onto Osaka, thankfully it isn’t too far away.

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Today (Friday) we ventured on a walking tour of Kyoto, so it meant another early-ish start. But we started our day with a traditional Japanese breakfast.

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Today we had planned another training session with the JKA and travelling to Kyoto via bullet train.

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Today we have a tour booked to see Mount Fuji, ride a cable car down the mountain and a river cruise of Lake Ashi.

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After a really long day where Sunday flowed into Monday we were glad for the rest, but today was our first training session with the JKA (Japanese Karate Association).

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We left you having just boarded the Monorail from Haneda Airport in Tokyo heading into central Tokyo. We had no clue where we were going first and started hitting Google maps!

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A trip that has been in the planning for 3 years is finally upon us. The Ickleford and Biggleswade instructors (Steve, Mick & Tony) are going on tour to Japan and Okinawa… The trip starts today Sunday 21st April 2024 and wraps up 12 days later back in Tokyo.

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