Tokyo

On Sunday we arrived at Tokyo from Shin-Fuji by JR line shinkansen train, train ticket was 5070 Yens per person. We were so tired and, we went to the hotel (Hotel Lungwood) and rested. Tokyo was known as Edo until 1868, and its name was replaced by Tokyo which meaning “Capital of the East” which was chosen as the new capital …

Mount Fuji

1. day – 02.08.2014 The day we waited for 3 months is finally here. We got up early in the morning to go to Mount Fuji, but we were able to catch the train at 10:00 because of hotel check-out processes, and arriving at the train station. The trip from Kyoto to Shin-Fuji by JR line shinkansen train lasted 2.5 hours and …

Kyoto

Kyoto was the capital of Japan from 794 to 1868. I think it is one of the most impressive cities of Japan with its historical monuments and temples and should be seen. 1. day – 31.07.2014 We were also arrived at Kyoto using the JR-West Rail Pass (Kansai Area Pass) train ticket we bought in Osaka. The journey from Osaka to …

Nara

1. day – 30.07.2014 We went to Nara for a day trip on Wednesday from Osaka. We went to Nara using 4-days valid JR-West Rail Pass (Kansai Area Pass) train ticket (6170 Yens per person) which we bought the day before. We thought that this ticket was also valid on subway lines, actually we did not have to take it …

Osaka

The second station of our 2014 vacation was Japan’s Osaka city. In Japan, as in South Korea, time was six hours ahead of Turkey. We arrived at Kansai Airport (KIX) at about 12:00 from Seoul  after 2 hours flight by Peach Airlines. The first thing we do when we arrived at the airport was to buy the Pocket Wi-fi package we …

Seoul

The first station of our 2014 holiday was Seoul, the capital of South Korea. Seoul means “capital”. Time is 6 hours ahead of Turkey in South Korea. Our flight had taken totally 13 hours by Qatar Airways by stopping in Doha (Istanbul-Doha 4 hours, Doha-Seoul 9 hours). We arrived at Incheon National Airpot (ICN) after this long travel. Currency is …

Bangalore

We had an opportunity to see Bangalore for business in 2013. Bangalore is the capital of Karnataka state of India and is known as the silicon valley of Asia. Time is 2:30 hours ahead of Turkey in India. We arrived at Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Airport (BOM) after a 7 hours flight by Turkish Airlines, and after 4 hours break, we arrived at …

Beijing

Beijing, capital of China was the last city we have visited in our 2013 holiday. Beijing means “northern capital”. It takes about 5 hours high-speed train (553 Yuans) travel from Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station to Beijing South Railway Station. Air pollution here was worse than Shanghai. 1. day – 27.06.2013 We started with Forbidden City tour in the first day. This Chinese imperial palace was used only by …

Shanghai

The fourth station of our Far East tour in our 2013 holiday was Shanghai after Guilin. We arrived at Shanghai from Guilin after 02:15 hour flight (Spring Airlines 95 USDs). Most of the time more than half of skyscrapers did not seen due to air pollution. In each evening of three days we stayed it rained in the evening, and we could see the sky …

Guilin

The third station of our Far East tour in our 2013 holiday was Guilin which takes place in south-east part of China. Guilin means “forest of Sweet Osmanthus”. We arrived at Guilin from Guangzhou after about 14 hours travel by train (soft sleeper 382 Yuans). Firstly, I should say the weather was very hot and humid. So, it was tiring for us. One more …