You might have noticed that there was no post last week. The reason is that I spent 5 days in Kyushu’s Miyazaki prefecture. Though I’ve been to Kyushu three times with my students on their school trips, this was my first time to the southern prefectures. There was a lot to see and do so I’ll split the trip into a series of posts on each place I visited. This post I’ll use to share some of the interesting differences
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Although I’ve lived in Japan for more than five years, until recently I had never traveled in Tokyo, which is usually the first stop for most expats and the home of many. So, I’ll have a series of posts on my Tokyo trip from the perspective of a guy with Japan experience, but a fresh eye on the big city. I grew up in Phoenix, a large city but one that is spread out. Our streets get more crowded than
Kinjo Town surrounds the Shuri Castle area in Okinawa. While Shuri is impressive in its own right, there is much to see outside the Castle grounds. During this past Golden Week, I took a trip to the Okinawan Mainland, and a friend was kind enough to show me a few out-of-the-way spots. Through Kinjo Town runs the ‘Ishidatami’ or Rock Road, a walkway paved in history and adorned with interesting and beautiful flowers along the way. Follow along for
The Byodo-in Temple is located in Uji City, Kyoto Prefecture. It is located near Kyoto city and is a great place to see if you have the time. The main part of the Buddhist temple is the Phoenix Hall, which is featured on Japan’s 10 yen coin. There is also a smaller replica of this hall in Hawaii. Here are a few pictures from a trip I took there.
Kumamoto Castle is located in Kumamoto Prefecture in Kyushu, Japan. The Castle was sieged during the Satsuma Rebellion, and has been rebuilt several times. Here are few pictures from two school trips I took with my Junior High Students. Enjoy!