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Japan 2015: Kobe Luminarie

Japan 2015: Kobe Luminarie

19 days into my 34 day trip and it was time to head to Kobe (神戸), the sixth largest city in Japan. I’ve been to Kobe only once before, in 2009, and I remember thinking it was a city I should come back to explore in more detail someday. Unfortunately Sunday 6th December was not … Continue reading

Japan by Prefecture: Hyogo (兵庫県)

Japan by Prefecture: Hyogo (兵庫県)

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 Hyogo (兵庫県). Hyogo Prefecture is part of the Kansai Region (関西地方) and the capital is Kobe (神戸). I’ve been to some parts of Hyogo, but there … Continue reading

Weekly Shiritori #37

Weekly Shiritori #37

Last week’s post was about Maneki-neko (まねきねこ / 招き猫), so this week I need to start with こ (ko). A big thank you to everyone who made suggestions this week including:  japanaustralia who suggested  Kobe (神戸) and Kochi (高知), a castle town in Shikoku;  lovelycomplex22 with kotatsu (こたつ); ZoomingJapan with kombu (昆布)、kokeshi (こけし) and Kotohira-gu/Konpira-san (金刀比羅宮 / こんぴらさん), a shrine in Kagawa; and finally … Continue reading

One year anniversary…

A year ago today I was a jumble of nerves and anticipation because, a year ago tomorrow, I was due to fly to Japan to start my new life as an English teacher in Nagoya.  It feels strange to look back at my early posts from my hotel room – I was half on holiday … Continue reading