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Japan 2015: A Return to Koya-san

Japan 2015: A Return to Koya-san

My first ever trip to Japan in 2006 was created around an article I had read in the Independent about a place called Mount Koya (高野山), or Koya-san as it is known in Japanese. I was determined to go and stay on this mountain in a temple and eat tofu with the monks who lived … Continue reading

Japan 2015: Postcard from Koyasan

Japan 2015: Postcard from Koyasan

I’ve been meaning to post more but I’ve just been too busy and tired in the evenings. Do keep an eye on Instagram (@ali_haikugirl) for regular updates though! (It’s much easier to post quickly on there, and at the moment I’m posting a few times a day.) When I’m back in the UK I’ll post … 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

J-Festa: Places in Japan

I do love a good blog carnival, so I couldn’t resist entering the J-Festa July carnival: Places in Japan. The theme is a lovely one, and it got me thinking about what my entry should be. I wondered if I should write about the best place I’ve visited in Japan (How could I choose?), the … Continue reading