Category: Rest of Japan

A Guide for Uno Port

  Looking for an online guide for Uno Port with practical information about the island, how to get there, what to do and more? May I advise Hinomaple’s Uno Port Guide for the Setouchi Triennale?        

Newlyweds in Korakuen

  When you visit beautiful and famous parks in Japan, you sometimes stumble upon newlyweds taking pictures. Here is a young couple who immortalized their wedding in Okayama’s Korakuen:              

Quick stop…

    A quick stop on the blog to say hi as I’ve reached the midpoint of my vacation, so “Hi”. The first half consisted in a small trip to Kyoto and a stop to Ehime (Niihama and Saijo to be precise). The second half...

Japanese Giant Salamander in Kyoto

  It’s been all around the web for the past two or three days: a Japanese giant salamander was found on the banks of a Kyoto river. If you’ve missed those pictures, here they are. The  Japanese giant salamander (andrias japonicus in Latin, ōsanshōuo in Japanese) lives in Western Japan...

Manhole Cover in Okayama

  As you may already know, most if not all cities in Japan have decorated manhole covers. In Okayama, Momotaro – who else? – is the one depicted on them.     (as a reminder, Takamatsu has a very famous episode of the battle of...

Gion’s Geishas

  For this first post about my recent trip to Kyoto I’m going to tell you about one of the most famous neighborhoods in the city: Gion. Famous because, on top of being one of the traditional neighborhoods, it also is Kyoto’s main Hanamachi, if...