Oslo

To Oslo

[ May 2019 ] We went to Oslo in Norway for the first time during the Spring Bank Holiday towards the end of May. Oslo was one of the remaining capital cities we had never…

Akita

The Lakeside Hotel and Katakuri (Asian fawnlily)

[ Apr.2019 ] We stayed in a Ryokan, a Japanese style hotel, called “Katakuri no Hana (Asian fawnlily flowers) on the lakeside of Lake Tazawa in Akita prefecture, Japan. The exterior was not special, but…

Miyako-jima

To Miyako-jima

[ Apr.2019 ] For the Easter holiday this year, we went back to Japan and extended our journey to Miyako-jima, one of the islands in Okinawa prefecture. Unfortunately, my husband injured his foot again, just…

Lisbon

About Our Last Meal in Lisbon and Our Hotel

[ Feb.2019 ] We were planning to have our last meal in Lisbon in Portugal this time at the seafood restaurant called Marisqueira do Lis, which was recommended by the guide of our private tour…

Tenerife

To Tenerife

[ Dec.2018 ] We spent our holiday over Christmas and New Year in Tenerife, one of the Canary islands in Spain. Tenerife is a popular destination for British, German and northern European people seeking the…

Lincoln

Weekend in Lincoln

[ Nov.2018 ] One weekend in late autumn in November, we went to an old town, Lincoln, in the middle of England. We took a crowded train from Kings Cross in London to Peterborough first,…

Akita

A Very Surreal Hot-Spring Ryokan

[ Sept.2018 ] The next place we visited in the Oga Peninsula in the Akita prefecture in Japan was Oga Aquarium GAO. In fact, the reason we had decided to visit Oga Peninsula was that my…

Niigata

Ryokan with Sunset and Murakami Kibori Tsuishu

[ Sept.2018 ] We stayed at the seaside Ryokan (a Japanese style hotel) called ‘Taikanso Senami no Yu’ in Murakami in the Niigata Prefecture in Japan. According to the information on the internet, the hot spring…