Japan by Prefecture: Tottori (鳥取県)

Japan by Prefecture: Tottori (鳥取県)

It’s time for ‘Japan by Prefecture‘ again! This is the series that aims to provide the highlights of each prefecture of Japan, along with my personal favourites and suggestions from readers. This week, we’re looking at Tottori (鳥取県). Tottori Prefecture is part of the Chugoku Region (中国地方) and the capital is Tottori (鳥取市). I’ve not been to Tottori Prefecture, and didn’t … Continue reading

Japan by Prefecture: Wakayama (和歌山県)

Japan by Prefecture: Wakayama (和歌山県)

It’s time for ‘Japan by Prefecture‘ again! This is the series that aims to provide the highlights of each prefecture of Japan, along with my personal favourites and suggestions from readers. This week, we’re looking at Wakayama (和歌山県). Wakayama Prefecture is part of the Kansai Region (関西地方) and the capital is Wakayama (和歌山市). Wakayama is one of my favourite prefectures, as it is … Continue reading

Flickr problems…

Flickr problems…

[UPDATE: This Flickr problem appears to be fixed now.] There is currently a problem with Flickr which means a lot of the images here on Haikugirl’s Japan appear broken. It seems to be affecting older images (I think images pre-2010, but I’m not completely sure) and at the moment all recent images seem to be … Continue reading

Japan by Prefecture: Nara (奈良県)

Japan by Prefecture: Nara (奈良県)

NOTE: At the time of writing there is a problem with Flickr which means a lot of the images here on Haikugirl’s Japan appear broken. The images are still there though, so hopefully Flickr will figure out what’s going on and fix it soon. As a paying ‘pro’ member I can’t say I’m too happy … Continue reading

Japan by Prefecture: Hyogo (兵庫県)

Japan by Prefecture: Hyogo (兵庫県)

It’s time for ‘Japan by Prefecture‘ again! This is the series that aims to provide the highlights of each prefecture of Japan, along with my personal favourites and suggestions from readers. This week, we’re looking at Hyogo (兵庫県). Hyogo Prefecture is part of the Kansai Region (関西地方) and the capital is Kobe (神戸). I’ve been to some parts of Hyogo, but there … Continue reading

Yoshiki x Toshi from X Japan at HYPER JAPAN Festival

Yoshiki x Toshi from X Japan at HYPER JAPAN Festival

“X Japan (エックス・ジャパン) is a Japanese heavy metal band from Chiba, formed in 1982 by drummer Yoshiki and lead vocalist Toshi. Predominantly a power/speed metal band with heavy symphonic elements, they later gravitated towards a progressive sound with an emphasis on ballads. Besides being one of the first Japanese acts to achieve mainstream success while … Continue reading