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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 by Prefecture: Tokyo (東京都)

Japan by Prefecture: Tokyo (東京都)

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 Tokyo (東京都). Japan’s capital, Tokyo (東京), is officially Tokyo Metropolis (東京都 / Tokyo-to), and it is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan. … Continue reading

Japan by Prefecture: Chiba (千葉県)

Japan by Prefecture: Chiba (千葉県)

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 Chiba Prefecture (千葉県). Chiba Prefecture is part of the Kanto region (関東地方), just next toTokyo. The capital is Chiba City (千葉市). Although Chiba is perhaps … Continue reading

Japan by Prefecture: Saitama (埼玉県)

Japan by Prefecture: Saitama (埼玉県)

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 Saitama Prefecture (埼玉県). Saitama Prefecture is part of the Kanto region (関東地方), just north of Tokyo. The capital is also called Saitama (さいたま市). Saitama Prefecture … Continue reading

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

Japan by Prefecture: Tochigi (栃木県)

Japan by Prefecture: Tochigi (栃木県)

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 Tochigi Prefecture (栃木県). Tochigi Prefecture is part of the Kanto region (関東地方), just north of Tokyo. The capital city is Utsunomiya (宇都宮市). As Japan Australia mentioned in last … Continue reading

Japan by Prefecture: Ibaraki (茨城県)

Japan by Prefecture: Ibaraki (茨城県)

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 Ibaraki Prefecture (茨城県). Ibaraki Prefecture is part of the Kanto region (関東地方), just north-east of Tokyo. The capital city is Mito (水戸市). Ibaraki doesn’t have … Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge: Serenity

Weekly Photo Challenge: Serenity

This week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is on the theme of ‘Serenity‘, and the topic instantly made me think of a photo I took whilst I was in Tokyo last year at Zojoji temple. This little Jizo dude is just so serene, and not at all phased by the chaos of Tokyo all around him.

Book Review: The Haiku Murder by Fran Pickering

Book Review: The Haiku Murder by Fran Pickering

I think I owe Fran Pickering a public apology for having her book, The Haiku Murder, for such a long time and only just getting around to posting a review. Sorry Fran! I actually finished reading this page-turner before Christmas, but you know how time flies! Here’s a synopsis of The Haiku Murder, the latest … Continue reading