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Japan by Prefecture: Gunma (群馬県)

Japan by Prefecture: Gunma (群馬県)

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 Gunma Prefecture (群馬県). Gunma Prefecture is part of the Kanto region (関東地方), just north-west of Tokyo. It’s an area mostly known for its hot springs, … Continue reading

A to Wa of Japan: Week 38

A to Wa of Japan: Week 38

It’s time for A to Wa of Japan again! Last week’s post was about things beginning with  や (ya) and we looked at yatai (屋台). This week we are looking at things beginning with ゆ (yu). A big thank you to those who joined in with suggestions this week: Sequins and Cherry Blossom suggested (o)yu (お湯 / literally ‘hot water’, but … Continue reading

Weekly Shiritori #48

Weekly Shiritori #48

Last week’s post was about Tengu (てんぐ / 天狗), so this week I need to start with ぐ (gu). A big thank you to everyone who joined in and played the game, especially UK Seikatsu who suggested Glico (グリコ), the Japanese confectionery company famous for Pocky and guinomi (ぐい飲み), which I think is some kind of large … Continue reading

Weekly Shiritori #33

Weekly Shiritori #33

Last week’s post was about Umeda (うめだ / 梅田), so this week I need to start with  だ (da). A big thank you to lovelycomplex22 for suggesting daruma (達磨) and japanaustralia for suggesting Dazaifu (太宰府) in Kyushu, dango (団子 / Japanese dumplings) and daibutsu (big Buddha statues) – which you know I love. I’ve written about daibutsu a lot before though, so this … Continue reading

Introducing… InsideJapan Tours

Introducing… InsideJapan Tours

It gives me great pleasure to introduce you today to James Mundy, PR and Marketing Manager at InsideJapan Tours (IJT) – award-winning specialists in travel to Japan. AM: James, thank you for taking the time to answer a few questions for me. First, please could you tell us a bit about InsideJapan Tours – who are … Continue reading