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Japan 2015: Kurashiki

Japan 2015: Kurashiki

Can I just start this post by saying I adore Kurashiki (倉敷)! Kurashiki is somewhere I had wanted to go for quite a long time, and I was so please to have the chance to squeeze it in to my holiday last year. I visited as a day trip between a night in Okayama and … 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: Miyajima

Japan 2015: Miyajima

I had only been to Miyajima (宮島) once before, on 27th March 2006. Miyajima, the popular name of the island Itsukushima (厳島), is a small island in the Inland Sea, just off the coast of Hiroshima. I remember liking Miyajima, but I also remember dashing about like a mad thing because I had travelled from … 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 by Prefecture: Yamaguchi (山口県)

Japan by Prefecture: Yamaguchi (山口県)

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 Yamaguchi (山口県). Yamaguchi Prefecture is part of the Chugoku Region (中国地方) and it is the westernmost prefecture on Honshu. The capital is Yamaguchi (山口市). Thanks to Zooming Japan, Japan … Continue reading

Japan by Prefecture: Hiroshima (広島県)

Japan by Prefecture: Hiroshima (広島県)

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 Hiroshima (広島県). Hiroshima Prefecture is part of the Chugoku Region (中国地方) and the capital is Hiroshima (広島市). When I first planned to visit Japan back … Continue reading

Japan by Prefecture: Okayama (岡山県)

Japan by Prefecture: Okayama (岡山県)

I’m pleased to say I’m back online with a new PC, and everything is working just about as it was before (perhaps slightly better!). Apologies for the lack of posts last week, but I will try to make up for it now and in the coming week with a few extra posts. It’s time for ‘Japan … Continue reading

Japan by Prefecture: Shimane (島根県)

Japan by Prefecture: Shimane (島根県)

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 Shimane (島根県). Shimane Prefecture is part of the Chugoku Region (中国地方) and the capital is Matsue (松江市). Unfortunately I’ve not been to Shimane Prefecture yet, but for … Continue reading

Japan by Prefecture: Tottori (鳥取県)

Japan by Prefecture: Tottori (鳥取県)

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 Tottori (鳥取県). Tottori Prefecture is part of the Chugoku Region (中国地方) and the capital is Tottori (鳥取市). I’ve not been to Tottori Prefecture, and didn’t … Continue reading