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A to Wa of Japan: Week 42

A to Wa of Japan: Week 42

It’s time for A to Wa of Japan again! Last week’s post was about things beginning with  り (ri) and we looked at Rishiri-to (利尻島). This week we are looking at things beginning with る (ru). A big thank you to those who joined in with suggestions this week: Japan Australia suggested Ruriko-ji (瑠璃光寺 / a temple in Yamaguchi), and Rusutsu (留寿都 / a ski … Continue reading

A to Wa of Japan: Week 31

A to Wa of Japan: Week 31

It’s time for A to Wa of Japan again! Last week’s post was about things beginning with  へ (he) and we looked at Heian Jingu (平安神宮).This week we are looking at things beginning with ほ (ho). A big thank you to those who joined in with suggestions this week: Chika Falconer suggested Hokkaido (北海道 / Japan’s north island), Horyuji (法隆寺 / … Continue reading

A-Z of Japan: P is for…

In my A-Z of Japan, P could be for Pokemon  (ポケモン), purikura (プリクラ) (Japanese photo stickers from a photo booth) or pachinko (パチンコ) (a Japanese game which is sort of like a pinball machine crossed with a slot machine). But instead, I’ve decided that… P is for… pagoda! Pagodas are featured in a number of different … Continue reading

Narita – not just an airport…

Well readers, I have almost caught up with writing about my final Tokyo-area trip. On April 21st, I woke up with a heavy heart because it was my last full day in Japan. 😦 Due to flight times, and worrying about earthquakes/blackouts etc, I decided it was probably best if I spent the day based … Continue reading