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Japan by Prefecture: Miyagi (宮城県)

Japan by Prefecture: Miyagi (宮城県)

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 Miyagi Prefecture (宮城県). Miyagi Prefecture is part of the Tohoku region (東北地方) in northern Honshu, and its capital city is Sendai (仙台). Last year I … Continue reading

Japan 2014: Sendai

Japan 2014: Sendai

Despite staying three nights in Sendai (仙台) I didn’t get to see all that much of it as I was using it as a base to visit other areas. Still, what I did see of Sendai I liked. It seemed like a very livable city, not too dissimilar to Nagoya really, and it’s certainly a … Continue reading

4 Weeks in Japan

4 Weeks in Japan

I have just spent the most incredible 4 weeks in Japan. As I’ve been travelling I’ve tried to feed you little snippets of what I’ve bee doing via this blog, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, but I have in no way covered it all. As time goes on I will be posting about certain aspects of my … Continue reading

A grand adventure…

A grand adventure…

It’s about 10.30pm and I’ve just heard about this amazing competition to win £1,000 to spend on an adventure. The deadline is midnight tonight, so here goes… We want bloggers around the globe to tell us where they would go, what they would do and how they would make their £1000 last as long as … Continue reading

Thinking of Tohoku this Christmas

Thinking of Tohoku this Christmas

The following text comes from a newsletter I received from TERP London (the Tohoku Earthquake Relief Project). I wouldn’t usually just copy text from somewhere, but this is important information about ways in which we can still help people living in the Tohoku region of Japan who might be having a less merry Christmas than … Continue reading

Weekly Shiritori #34

Weekly Shiritori #34

Last week’s post was about Daruma (だるま / 達磨), so this week I need to start with  ま (ma). A big thank you to everyone who joined in and made suggestions this week. New reader, fromthomas77b, suggested mamushi (まむし / a kind of Japanese snake), nice ideas from lovelycomplex22 – manga (漫画 / Japanese comics) and matsuri (祭り / festivals),  japanaustralia suggested matcha (抹茶 / … Continue reading

The Tohoku Plan

The Tohoku Plan

Folks, I have a plan! Ever since returning to the UK last April, I’ve been listing up the places I want to visit next time I go to Japan. Following the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami in March 2011, I feel drawn to the Tohoku region. At the time of the disaster I didn’t … Continue reading

Charity at Hyper Japan

This is, finally, my last post about Hyper Japan (which happened in July). Sorry it’s taken me so long to write about everything, but there was just so much cool stuff there! As well as all the amazing displays of Japanese culture (both modern and traditional), there was an important theme of “Genki Giving“. Throughout … Continue reading

Volunteer for Japan

I swear, if I had the money and if I wasn’t in the middle of looking for a job, I would be calling InsideJapan Tours right now. Why? Because they just advertised a “Volunteer for Japan” package: http://www.insidejapantours.com/japan-small-group-tours/i-vol1/volunteer-for-japan/. Quoting from their Facebook page: How can I volunteer to help the Tohoku relief effort? Among the kind words … Continue reading