Tagged: Winter

Ryuozan Park in Aji

Last Sunday, the weather was perfect. Well, as perfect as it can be for February. Not a cloud in the sky, almost no wind, and while it was cold, it wasn’t too cold. The perfect day to go to an island (or a temple? believe...

Spring is Coming

  Spring is coming and I’m a white rabbit. I have excuses. The past two weeks have been some of the most hectic in recent memory (this post should have been posted 10 days ago, whoops), as I’m finally quitting my current job, and preparing...

Yashima’s Northern Tip

  The first outing of the year was supposed to be Ogijima on the 2nd, but due to most to bad time management, we didn’t go. So instead, the first outing of the year was the following day when we went to a spot I...

Ramen

Ramen

  While oden is probably the typical “winter staple food” in Japan, I don’t think that anything beats a hot bowl of ramen and some gyoza when it’s cold outside (as well as inside, after all we’re talking about Japan here):      

New Year’s Day at Ritsurin Garden

  I had never been to Ritsurin Garden in winter before. That changed on January 1st as it was the destination of our first outing of the year. It may not come as a surprise that it is probably not the best time of the...

Ogijima’s Daffodils

  One thing that perplexed me the first time I went to Ogijima was the fact that the main if not only thing that was promoted in the area as an incentive to visit the island was its daffodil fields that bloom around this time...

Indoors – Outdoors

Indoors – Outdoors

    Very often in Japan, the limit between outdoors and indoors is pretty blurred. It’s great when you’re in a tea house in the Ritsurin Garden. Not so much like now in the middle of winter when it’s almost as cold inside as it...