My apologies not having any new posts for a while. The past few months have been pretty hectic for me I moved from Japan back to the US, started a new job, and I got married. Things are settling down now and I will restart my weekly posts again. I still have a lot of…
The city of Iwakuni is unique for it`s white snakes, that are considered lucky. There are many white snake attractions in Iwakuni.
A statue of Hoichi the Earless from the famous ghost story of the same name is located at the colorful Akama Shrine in Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi.
Shirokuma means polar bear English, a fitting name for this Japanese shaved ice topped with condensed milk and colorful fruit and jellies as it is said to look like its namesake from above.
Tigers stand out for being the only Zodiac animal that Japan doesn't have. That hasn't stop tigers from being a fixture in Japanese culture.
The shopping street leading up to Matsumoto Castle is peculiar for its love of all things frog.Frog statues and figurines line "Frog Street".
The city of Izumi is the site of largest gathering on cranes in Japan. Every year 10,000 cranes migrate here for the winter. There is an Observation center, a museum, and even a shrine centered around these feathered winter visitors.
Soji-Ji is a temple in the suburbs of Osaka that Donatello, Michelangelo, and the rest of the ninja turtles would feel right at home.
I love animals but I had trouble finding places to see them in Japan. I created this guide to help others visit animal related attractions in Kansai.
Ise-Shima National Park famed for its beautiful coastal scenery, bountiful seafood like the Ise Ebi, female free divers, and having the holiest shrines in Shintoism, Ise-Jingu.