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  • April 10 – FUKUOKA, JAPAN Kon nichiwa (Hello) from Fukuoka, the largest city on Japan’s Kyushu Island, just 120 miles from the Korean peninsula. [img=http://photos.travellerspoint.com/9226 Posted by Swenigale in Serenity 7 | Apr 12, 2016
  • Just Another Sightseeing DayIt is claimed that there are thirty thousand flowering cherry trees in the Kii mountains surrounding Yoshino in Eastern Japan, so it’s not surprising that legions of people flock from all over the world to witness the Mankai – Posted by Hawkson in Blissful Adventures | Apr 12, 2016
  • The Yin and Yang of JapanIt is very easy to romanticise Japan. It is, to western eyes, exotic in almost every respect. It has seemingly strange customs and there is a populace that is, in general, simultaneously demure and extrovert. These young ladies in their Posted by Hawkson in Blissful Adventures | Apr 10, 2016
  • From Nagasaki to The HagueMost of the time after violent man-made disaster strikes, that particular generation afflicted by it will learn that issues can always be resolved in other ways than violent means. And then, we lapsed into another hateful cycle, be it being Posted by canglingy in The Chronicles of Ling :) | Apr 9, 2016
  • The Sakura of Kanazawa As the warmth of the spring’s sun makes its way northward across the Japanese islands the last drab days of winter are shrouded in a mist of pink and white that rolls relentlessly across t Posted by Hawkson in Blissful Adventures | Apr 8, 2016
  • Namie YakisobaNamie Yakisoba is a famous dish in Namie-cho, Fukushima prefecture. So what is the different between namie yakisoba and the mainstream yakisoba we heard of? Well, the first difference is the noodles itself. For namie yakisoba, they Posted by Ohana_Matsumae in Gourmet Trip in Japan | Apr 6, 2016
  • Tonpei YakiTonpei Yaki is an Osaka classic dish. It is almost always ordered as an appetizer at any Okonomiyaki store you go to in Osaka. If you listen closely while at a Okonomiyaki restaurant in Osaka at other people Posted by Ohana_Matsumae in Gourmet Trip in Japan | Apr 6, 2016
  • Sado Island - Slipping Slowly Off the MapIn the 13th Century, Sado Island, a few hours ferry ride off the west coast of Honshu in the Sea of Japan, was a distant place where disgraced emperors, poets and priests were exiled. Today it is best known by Posted by Hawkson in Blissful Adventures | Apr 6, 2016
  • Japanese Etiquette 101We are currently staying in a ryokan in Ogi on Sado Island. A ryokan is a traditional Japanese guesthouse with an onsen, (a communal hot tub), and there are very strict rules of etiquette. Firstly, all shoes must be removed Posted by Hawkson in Blissful Adventures | Apr 5, 2016
  • Negi YakiNegi yaki is one of Osaka's great delicacies. This dish is similar to the traditional Okonomiyaki but with a large amount of "negi" or green onions (as we call it in English) along with the batter and other ingredients. Posted by Ohana_Matsumae in Gourmet Trip in Japan | Apr 3, 2016
  • Springtime in Niigata This Shinkansen high-speed bullet train sped us through the mountains of Gunma in a series of tunnels rivalling the Chunnel and in just an hour we travelled halfway across Japan to arriv Posted by Hawkson in Blissful Adventures | Apr 3, 2016
  • Springtime in Nagasaki Most of the time, this blog tend to veer away from more popular touristic destination and it is no different this week. This entry will move the spotlight from the West all the way to a small town in Japan, Posted by canglingy in The Chronicles of Ling :) | Apr 2, 2016
  • Signs of Japan The attention to detail in Japan is totally unimaginable to westerners. No purchase is too small not to be boxed, gift wrapped and given its own bag. No snippet of information is too mun Posted by Hawkson in Blissful Adventures | Apr 1, 2016
  • EdoOn Saturday I first went to a new museum by Nikon which they have opened as part of their 100 centenary celebrations in 2017. It included a history of Nikon and many examples of the camera and lenses they Posted by stephen_dann in World Tour 2016 | Mar 31, 2016
  • Kyoto and HiroshimaOn Thursday I had plans to go to Kyoto for the day so I left the hotel at 7am and made my way via Shinjuku station to Tokyo station to catch the 8am Shankensen train. As my rail pass Posted by stephen_dann in World Tour 2016 | Mar 31, 2016
  • Off to TokyoAfter a good night’s sleep I got the express train to Vladivostok airport to get my flight to Tokyo. This was the first flight of the trip and 2 hours after taking off we landed at Narita airport. Posted by stephen_dann in World Tour 2016 | Mar 31, 2016
  • Takasaki’s Good FortuneNo matter how many times we ride the Japanese bullet trains, (the Shinkansen), we can’t fail to be enthralled. One minute we’re hurtling through the urban jungle of Tokyo’s sprawling suburbs and the next we’re a hundred miles away in Posted by Hawkson in Blissful Adventures | Mar 31, 2016
  • Toruko RiceToruko rice is a famous dish in Nagasaki. The dish consists of Tonkatsu (deep fried pork cutlet), curry pilaf and spaghetti. The word Toruko means Turkey in Japan and rice means rice so it basically means Turkish rice. Posted by Ohana_Matsumae in Gourmet Trip in Japan | Mar 30, 2016
  • Jako-Katsu and JakotenJakoten is the soul food of all soul food in Ehime Prefecture. No matter where you go in Ehime, Uwajima or Imabari, you will definitely find a place that sells Jakoten. So what is Jakoten? Well Jakoten Posted by Ohana_Matsumae in Gourmet Trip in Japan | Mar 30, 2016
  • I Capture the CabinBested only by the best laid plans, humming energy keeps me close to surfacing for the duration of my three hour sleep. I spring up at a quarter to two, already having made peace with my lost phone and found Posted by Camp-Aztitz in The Hermetic Kingdoms | Mar 24, 2016
  • Uwajima Tai-meshiTai-meshi is one of the more well-known soul food of Ehime prefecture. However people from abroad might not know that there are actually 2 types of Tai-meshi in Ehime. The first one is the Matsuyama style which is Posted by Ohana_Matsumae in Gourmet Trip in Japan | Mar 4, 2016
  • Japan - TokyoKonnichiwa! Hello everyone! We have arrived safely in Tokyo, which is the capital of Japan. We had an incredible five days here and enjoyed trying to speak Japanese as nobody could speak English. Interesting Facts * Japanese people use ch Posted by Kfabian in My BIG Adventure | Mar 3, 2016
  • Age-Tai BurgerI found out this joint while wandering around the streets near Okaido. This burger joint first caught my eye because my friend told me that I have to try their Tai or Hamachi if I ever go to Ehime. Posted by Ohana_Matsumae in Gourmet Trip in Japan | Mar 1, 2016
  • Imabari Yakibuta Tamago MeshiThis is one of the soul food of Imabari City which is located Northern side of Ehime prefecture near the Seto Inlet. Though butadon (pork over rice) is very common in Japanese cuisine this is yet different than the Posted by Ohana_Matsumae in Gourmet Trip in Japan | Feb 28, 2016
  • Osnivanje pulske baze na OkinawiNaha - Chatan - Kadena - Kunigami - Higashi - Shah bay - Nago - Kadena - Naha Okinawanski otočići prekrasni već iz aviona, sve nijanse tirkizne vode jasno ocrtavaju kako izlaze iz vode. Rado bih da me samo Posted by mokrebicve in Đita okoli svita | Feb 18, 2016
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