Day 4: I got up extra early as I wanted to have a look around the cabins we had rented before heading back to Kochi city. The scenery was beautiful! The clouds were still sitting low in the mountainscape which made the atmosphere very magical. I walked to the rivers edge with my mum and … More Kochi Makino Botanical Gardens and Rare Plants!
Day 3 of my adventures in Japan took me to Shimanto Kochi, a remote town with no shops and only a few people living up in the mountains. It is a beautiful part of the world. I was taking part in the Kruogane workshop which specializes in Tatara ironmaking. A traditional forging experience with an expert … More Workshop Kurogane: Traditional Blacksmithing
Winter is a time of year when the garden is put on the back burner and we tend to hibernate indoors. But there are a lot of beautiful winter flowering plants that can sometimes go unnoticed. Camellia trees are one of the best ways to brighten up the garden and have a splash of colour during … More What are good Flowering Camellias to Grow?
After 15 hours of travelling it is fair to say that I was mentally exhausted and was suffering from a little bit of jet lag. The plane landed in Tokyo Japan at 4am and I had one more connecting flight to take to my final destination Kochi City. After one final plane ride I had made … More Day 2 : Camping and Tachikawa Banshoin
We arrived at Melbourne Airport a lot sooner than originally planned and were put onto an earlier connecting flight to Sydney. We flew out of Melbourne at 3:45pm and landed in Sydney at 4:30pm, which gave us an extra hour to our 2 hour stop over. We cleared the customs fairly quickly and made our … More Day One: Tokyo Bound – Living Walls!!