About bontaks

Nic is the the ‘Bon’ part of ‘Bontaks.’ Together we are Nic and John – two travel-addicted teachers who enjoy every opportunity to go places, meet people and experience life.

Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto is on the must visit list for those travelling to Japan, especially when in cherry blossom season. Our travel time, however, was July, but we still found it to Continue Reading →

ANA Crowne Plaza Kyoto

Finding our way out of busy Kyoto train station was swift and problem-free, and we were soon aboard the complimentary shuttle bus to the ANA Crowne Plaza Kyoto. The driver, Continue Reading →

Kanazawa, Japan

Takayama to Kanazawa After savouring our traditional Japanese breakfast at our cute little ryokan in Takayama, we walked the conveniently short distance to the station and waited in the air Continue Reading →

ANA Holiday Inn Kanazawa Sky, Kanazawa

Our visit to Kanazawa provided us with our first Holiday Inn experience, and first impressions were extremely positive. The ANA Holiday Inn Kanazawa Sky appeared to be breaking stereotypes from Continue Reading →

Takayama, Japan

Tokyo to Takayama It was an easy transition with our luggage from our hotel, The Strings by InterContinental, to Shinagawa Station – the few hundred metres was a breeze with Continue Reading →

Tokyo, Japan

For the uninitiated, the loos in Japan are a revelation. Our first experience of this sorcery was at Tokyo’s Haneda International Airport. My experiences in airport bathrooms have rarely been Continue Reading →