Of all the things to do in japan, Arashiyama Monkey Park is one of my most recommended. Get up close and personal while feeding the monkeys at Arashiyama, one of the great experiences in Japan.
As a volcanically active country, Japan is situated on a number of volcanoes and this volcanic activity naturally heats a number of water sources that pool aboveground, and from this natural occurrence, thousands of onsens have both occurred naturally and been stimulated by man-made structures.
All in all: if you’re visiting japan, try and make some time go to a ryokan and experience the historic culture and long-kept traditions of the local people. It’s a rich life experience and one I’m really glad that we got to undergo.
Upnor is a great place to visit, with many grade II listed buildings and beautiful views – it’s great for those kids who will stop and “listen” to whats going on as well as those who love a little run around and a great view! Oscar has visited 3 castles (Dover Castle, Rochester Castle and Upnor Castle) in the last couple of weeks and I think he may have fallen in love with them – which is great for us as a family!
The castle was originally built in 1050 by Gundulf, Bishop of Rochester and later entrusted to the Archbishop of Canterbury, who begun to build the keep (the tallest medieval building to survive in Europe). It stands on the east bank of the River Medway.