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Japan 2015: Himeji

Japan 2015: Himeji

After returning from my Mount Shosha adventure on 18th December I decided to explore Himeji a bit more, and went in search of some kind of reward for my morning’s efforts. I soon found what I was looking for: Jidai Cafe. Jidai Cafe is a tacky tourist trap of a cafe serving ninja themed food, … Continue reading

Japan 2015: Okayama

Japan 2015: Okayama

On Wednesday 16th December I took the train to my next stop – Okayama (岡山). Funnily enough, Okayama is somewhere I had always been curious about, as I almost ended up living there. When I decided to leave Nagoya after two years and move to a new location in Japan I wanted to move to … Continue reading

Japan 2015: Hiroshima

Japan 2015: Hiroshima

Moving on from Matsuyama and back to the mainland, on Sunday 13th December I took the ferry to Hiroshima (広島), one of my favourite cities in Japan. I don’t know what it is about Hiroshima, and I’ve only been there a few times before, but I absolutely love it. It’s a well-designed city, and I like … Continue reading

Japan 2015: Spirited Away in Matsuyama

Japan 2015: Spirited Away in Matsuyama

Somehow it’s May, and I’m still writing about December! It was Friday 11th December when I arrived in Matsuyama (松山) in Ehime Prefecture (愛媛県). I was excited to be there, and excited to finally be having a two night stay in my busy trip where I had been hopping from one destination to another. Matsuyama … Continue reading

Japan 2015: Takamatsu

Japan 2015: Takamatsu

It was Tuesday 8th December when I arrived in Takamatsu (高松), Kagawa Prefecture (香川県). I was immediately hit by what a beautiful, clean city it seemed to be, and thrilled to see the blue sky was following me on my journey. After a morning of hotel visits and work things, I set off to explore … Continue reading

A to Wa of Japan: Week 29

A to Wa of Japan: Week 29

It’s time for A to Wa of Japan again! Last week’s post was about things beginning with ひ (hi) and we looked at hitsumabushi (櫃まぶし).This week we are looking at things beginning with ふ (fu). A big thank you to those who joined in with suggestions this week: Japan Australia suggested Fuji-san (富士山 / Mount Fuji), fugu (フグ / blowfish), furin (風鈴 … Continue reading

Weekly Shiritori #51

Weekly Shiritori #51

Last week’s post was about kokeshi (こけし), so this week I need to start with し (shi). A big thank you to everyone who joined in this week, although unfortunately there were no suggestions I could use this time (it’s getting hard now after 50 weeks!). ‘Shi’ has been popular this year and I’ve already … Continue reading

Weekly Shiritori #26

Weekly Shiritori #26

Last week’s post was about Suganuma (すがぬま / 菅沼), so this week I need to start with  ま (ma). A big thank you to japanaustralia who always gives some good suggestions. This week’s were: manga (漫画), Matsumoto (松本), Matsuyama (松山) and Matsue (松江). I’ve decided to write about… Matsumoto (まつもと / 松本) Matsumoto City (Matsumoto-shi / 松本市) in Nagano Prefecture is somewhere I always quite … Continue reading

Weekly Shiritori #19

Weekly Shiritori #19

Last week’s post was about Randoseru (ランドセル), so this week I need to start with る (ru). I’ve discovered that it’s almost impossible to find a legitimate Japanese word beginning with “ru”, so I’ve really struggled to come up with something this week. In the end, I managed to think of something, though… Ruuchuu (ルーチュー) I’m almost … Continue reading