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Japan by Prefecture: Hokkaido (北海道)

Japan by Prefecture: Hokkaido (北海道)

Welcome to the first in the series of ‘Japan by Prefecture‘ – a new weekly series here on Haikugirl’s Japan. It would be impossible to cover everything there is to say about a whole prefecture in one blog post, but this series aims to provide the highlights along with my personal favourites and suggestions from … Continue reading

A to Wa of Japan: Week 43

A to Wa of Japan: Week 43

It’s time for A to Wa of Japan again! Last week’s post was about things beginning with  る (ru) and we looked at Ruriko-ji (瑠璃光寺). This week we are looking at things beginning with れ (re). A big thank you to those who joined in with suggestions this week: Japan Australia suggested Rendai-ji (蓮台寺 / an onsen town in Shizuoka Prefecture), and … Continue reading

A to Wa of Japan: Week 41

A to Wa of Japan: Week 41

It’s time for A to Wa of Japan again! Last week’s post was about things beginning with  ら (ra) and we looked at Ranma (欄間 / らんま). This week we are looking at things beginning with り (ri). A big thank you to those who joined in with suggestions this week: Zooming Japan suggested Rilakkuma (リラックマ / a bear character); ThroughTheLookingGlassAndDownTheRabbitHole … Continue reading

Events in Japan: Festivals

Whenever I hear that someone is going to Japan I get so excited for them and want to share advice about all the wonderful things to do there. One thing I would recommend to all visitors is to try to check out a festival (matsuri/祭り) while you’re there. All throughout the year there are various … Continue reading