Japan-Tohoku

Journey to Fukushima Part 1

It took less than two hours by Shinkansen (bullet train) from Tokyo Station to Shin-Shirakawa Statio

Journey to Fukushima Part 2

Wonderful hot spring with cloudy white water “Mitoya Ryokan” After descending from Mt. Adatara, I dr

Aomori Nebuta Festival

Most fascinated by the works The Aomori Nebuta Matsuri is a traditional festival held every August i

Japan-Chugoku

Suo Oshima island ‘The island deeply connected with Hawaii’

Many Japanese-Hawaiians’ ancestors were from Suo Oshima island Suo Oshima island is located in the s

Shall we go for a drive to Tsunoshima island and Motonosumi Shrine?

Take in superb views from Yamaguchi Prefecture! Yamaguchi has a rich history and blessed nature, so

Miyajima Island – Six Must Visit Places on the island

The mystic island ‘Miyajima’ floats on the Seto Inland Sea and is located 300 m away fro

Japan-Kansai

Journey to Nara Part 3: From Nara City to Yagyu Village

I took the JR Sakurai Line from Miwa Station, back to Nara Station. After getting off at JR Nara Sta

Journey to Nara Part 2: Asuka Village, Amakashi Hill, etc.

Amakashi Hill I took the JR Sakurai Line from Miwa Station, and got off at Unebi Station. From there

Journey to Nara Part 1: Yamanobe Road, Omiwa Shrine and Mt. Miwa

This time, I traveled for five days and four nights to Nara, Sakurai and Asuka, located in the Yamat

Japan-Kyushu

Journey to Kyushu Part 2: Yufuin and Nagayu Ramune Hot Springs

I remember I used to go from Fukuoka to Yufuin, many times on weekends. I left Fukuoka by car at aro

Journey to Kyushu Part 1: Tanushimaru, Ukiha, Yame Tea and Hoshino Village

Fukuoka in Kyushu is one of my favorite destinations, and I have enjoyed many trips there. I’v

Kawachi Wisteria Garden

Have you ever thought that you would like to walk under the breathtakingly beautiful wisteria tunnel