Tagged: Japan

Contemporary Energy Shifts in Japan

During the visit to Tottori we received a lecture on the domestic energy market by Professor Kotaro Tagawa of Tottori University, spoke with Tottori prefectural government officials and visited regional power plants. This provided an array of views the current Japanese energy market, perspectives on policy direction in contemporary environmental...

Osaka Kansai to Incheon Seoul in Asiana Business Class

It had been a very fun and interesting fortnight in Japan but the time had come to depart. I had typically booked flights a day in advance to connect with a Virgin Atlantic award and was set to go. Arriving off the express train service from Kyoto, I walked the very short path connecting train...

ANA Lounge Osaka Kansai Airport

I booked an Asiana flight leaving Osaka Kansai airport yesterday as my study tour had ended. Fellow Star Alliance member, All Nippon Airways (ANA) operate the lounge used on Asiana flights. ANA operate only a handful of lounges, primarily in the Tokyo airports, so this is one a simpler offering. This...

Haruka Express Green Car: Kyoto to Osaka Kansai Airport Train

After making a decision yesterday to book flights leaving Japan this morning I had to head back to Osaka Kansai Airport from Kyoto. There is a special direct service for this exact route, the Karuka Express, which bypasses Osaka. I was up fairly early and said goodbye to friends from the study...

Seoul Tomorrow! Booked Asiana & Air China Business Class to HK

In typical style I am 50% planning, 50% impulsive or pressured last minute decisions. I am staying in Kyoto but time is marching on before my Virgin Atlantic flight to London departs from Hong Kong. Alas they no longer fly from Tokyo! There were many great options to get down...

Tottori Sand Dunes Apocalypse

Tottori Sand Dunes

The city of Tottori’s main attraction is some huge sand dunes, the only in Japan. They are of impressive scale, 20-30 metres high, the whole system goes on for many kilometres. The day we visited it was unfortunately raining however this only added to the whole experience as a low mist...