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2 Aussie Travellers  🌐 Drew & Toni 🌐 Travel & food bloggers (Asia Pacific) 🌐 Brisbane based πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί 🌐 Next πŸ“Œ South Australia πŸ“Œ NZ 🌐 Foodie faves @2aussiefoodies 🍴 γ€°γ€° Website

Had a fabulous wine tour of the Barossa Valley with @trailhoppertours and Monique our guide was spot on with her recommendation of this regional platter at Lambert Estate. The local produce in South Australia is fantastic.

A stop at Maggie Beers is a must when in the Barossa Valley. Sitting out here on the lake edge with a chai and cider was a great way to end a day of tastings.

Very happy with our choice of Adelaide as a destination for this short escape. If you're headed over this way keep an eye on Jetstars Friday Frenzy deals for value flights.

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We found some great street art around Adelaide as we've explored the city streets on foot today.

We're loving our first trip to South Australia and it was so easy to plan with @jetstaraustralia direct flights.
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#jetstaraustralia #streetartists
#streetartadelaide #streetartaustralia

We walked the riverside, city streets and parks of Adelaide city today. In the botanic gardens we found this dramatic waterlilly glass house. I hadn't realised that the giant lotus pads were covered on the back with sharp needle like spines.
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#adelaidebotanicgardens #adelaidebotanicgarden #lotus #waterlily

In Japan we often feel dwarfed by the culture, history and beauty. Tokyo is no excepion and the scale and drama of Senso-ji temple make it a must visit spot in the city.

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I had a fabulous view of the Tokyo Skytree from our hotel @tobu_hotel_levant_tokyo but was surprised by this leafy vista of it from a nearby park on my early morning walk. It gets light so early in Tokyo in summer just like Brisbane.
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#tobujapantrip #kinshicho #tokyoskytree #tobulevanthotel @tokyoskytree_official

The train trip to Nikko through the stunning rural areas and vibrant rice paddies like these is so pretty. On the express train its only 2 hours from Tokyo to the historic town and natural wonders of Tochigi prefecture.
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#explorenikko #nikko #tobujapantrip #ricepaddies

One of many small courses that made up our incredible kaiseki ryori dinner in a private dining room at this hotel in Kinugawa Onsen in Nikko. The sashimi course was served in this beautiful and functional ice bowl. .
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#kinugawagrandhotel #explorenikko #nikko #keiseki #kinugawaonsen #ryokan #ryokanstay

The opulence and architectural detail in Toshogu Shrine built in 1617 is incredible. It"s the mausoleum of the first Tokugawa shogun and has been lovingly maintained throughout the centuries. Today it's recognised as one of the UNESCO world heritage listed shrines and temples of Nikko.
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#explorenikko #nikko #toshogushrine #toshogu

These palace buildings from Edo castle in Tokyo were donated to Kita-in temple in Kawagoe in 1638 when most of the temple was consumed by fire. When fire subsequently destryed Edo castle they became the only examples of the castle architecture from that part of Japan's feudal history.
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The gift of such a valuable asset shows the importance of the temple and Kawagoe town to the ruling Tokugawa clan. .
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#tobujapantrip #visitkawagoe #explorekawagoe #kawagoe

The 97m drop of Kegon falls in Nikko is stunning but the multitude of secondary falls are what made this one so beautiful to me. It's one of Japan's top 3 waterfalls and does deserve the title.
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There is a viewing platform at the top but you can also take an elevator down through the bedrock then walk down a path and a few more steps inside the cliff to get to this multi level viewing station. Well worth the small cost for this perspective.
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#tobujapantrip #nikko #explorenikko #lakechuzenji
#kegonnotaki #kegonfalls

So lucky to have spotted a couple of wild deer in the Nikko National Park this trip. No Asian Black Bear or Japanese macaque (monkeys) for us this time although both are regularly seen in the park.
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Japan isn't a country I used to think of for hiking but our last few trips are changing that, Oku-Nikko really has some beautiful nature spots.
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#tobujapantrip #tobunikko #okunikko #explorenikko #nikko

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