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…

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…

Chiba

“Mikazuki” Again

[ Aug.2018 ] They said it was extremely hot this summer in Japan and we went there at the end of summer to visit our family and friends. It was not as hot as it…

Ibaraki

Cutting the hanging monkfish

[ Dec.2017 ] On the second night of our short family trip to Ibaraki prefecture in Japan, we stayed in the Oarai Hotel facing the Oarai Beach. According to the website of this hotel, they…

Nagano

The scene on the train and about the Ryokan

[ Dec.2017 ] We went to Jigokudani in Nagano prefecture in Japan to see Japanese Monkeys. First, we took the Shinkansen, the bullet train, to Nagano station. Then we changed to Nagano Electric Railway to…

Aomori

A short visit to Aomori prefecture

[ Apr.2017 ] On the second day of our family trip to the northern Japan, we went into Aomori prefecture from Iwate prefecture. Well, it was a short stay, though. We had a look at…