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Japan by Prefecture: Kanagawa (神奈川県)

Japan by Prefecture: Kanagawa (神奈川県)

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 Kanagawa (神奈川県). Kanagawa Prefecture is part of the southern Kanto region (関東地方), and part of the Greater Tokyo Area. One of the most famous … Continue reading

Japan 2014: Hakone – Amazake-chaya

Japan 2014: Hakone – Amazake-chaya

Did you like the little teaser I left you with in my last post? Well, now all is revealed! The place I simply couldn’t leave Hakone without visiting was the Amazake-chaya (甘酒茶屋). The Amazake-chaya in Hakone is an old teahouse along what used to be the Tokaido (東海道), a road that linked Tokyo with Kyoto … Continue reading

Japan 2014: Hakone

Japan 2014: Hakone

Continuing my Japan adventure, after spending a couple of nights of Kyoto I headed to Hakone for a night. Hakone is somewhere I’ve been wanting to visit for a while now, and I can’t believe it was never on my list whilst living in Japan. One night there would probably have been enough if I … 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

A to Wa of Japan: Week 27

A to Wa of Japan: Week 27

It’s time for A to Wa of Japan again! Last week’s post was about things beginning with の (no) and we looked at Nokogiriyama (鋸山). This week we are looking at things beginning with は (ha). A big thank you to those who joined in with suggestions this week: Zooming Japan suggested Hamamatsu (浜松 / a city in Shizuoka Prefecture), Hakodate (函館 / a city … Continue reading