Kurashiki

A city with a picturesque, historic canal area. Kurashiki (倉敷) is in Okayama Prefecture, not far from Okayama City, the prefectural capital. The city features a canal area preserved throughout the Edo Period (1603-1867). Then the town was a vital rice delivery center. In reality, the name “Kurashiki” translates approximately as “town of storehouses,” referring […]

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Okayama

Sunshine and Peaches Okayama is the place to go in Chugoku Region. If you want to live in a beautiful rural setting right out of a picture book. The Seto-Ohashi bridge spans the Seto Inland Sea. Connecting Kojima in Okayama to Kagawa in Shikoku. You may enjoy beautiful views of Mount Washu from this impressive […]

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REBLOG: Dragon Quest: Hunting for dragons in the mountains of Nikko

NIKKO Dragon hunting may not be the first thing one thinks of when visiting Nikko. But in fact, the hunting there is excellent, and anyone can do it, and it’s a great way further to enhance the delightful sightseeing of this stunning area. Dragons are mythical beasts that, curiously, are found in the myths and […]

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REBLOG:Eating in Japan- Omurice — blossomkitty.com

My first time in Japan I was really surprised restaurants were so specialized. Rather than having a selection of assorted dishes on their menu, most places specialize in one type of food. Often, they offer many different iterations, or variations on a theme (or flavor). One of my favorite types of places to eat is […] […]

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Kyoto Gozan Okuribi 京都五山送り火

Daimonji Yaki, also commonly known as Daimonji Gozan Okuribi, is a festival that forms part of the Obon celebrations in Kyoto. Enormous bonfires are set alight on five mountains in Kyoto in the shape of Chinese characters and other symbols to help guide our ancestors back to the spiritual world after Obon. It is believed […]

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