Learning Japanese Culture at Hitoyoshi Craft Park

Learning Japanese Culture at Hitoyoshi Craft Park

The southernmost area of Kyushu's Kumamoto prefecture is full of history, nature, and culture.  The history and culture pool of this area can be difficult to dive into, especially if you don’t live in the Kuma area or speak Japanese. Luckily for you guys, I do! Well… live there at least, and I’m happy to [...]

Kifune Castle, Beppu

Kifune Castle, Beppu

The boisterous and bonkers Beppu called me back again and, like a sailor drawn by my siren`s watery call, I obliged. My first trip to the onsen city left me a little bit breathless, very much inspired and desperately searching for the right adjective; eventually arriving at `saturated` due to its applied polysemy. My second [...]

Kowloon, Hong Kong

Kowloon, Hong Kong

I did it, I finally got to visit Hong Kong! Granted it was a short one, only one weekend from 12th-14th October, but it was a weekend packed with culture and new experiences. One of my big location goals was the Kowloon region. Anyone who read about my visit to the soon-to-be-closing Anata no Warehouse arcade [...]

Eating Veggie in Yakushima

Eating Veggie in Yakushima

Despite Yakushima being the emerald island, lush green and dense in nature, I was severely worried about eating there as a vegetarian. My excitement to hike, onsen and wander around the subtropical island was displaced by the thought of my impending starvation. A small island with only 2 major towns and a population of around [...]

Glover Garden, Nagasaki

Glover Garden, Nagasaki

The last week of June found me exploring the city of Nagasaki once again. If you know a little about Japan, reading the “last week of June” should send alarm bells ringing. For those who don’t know, as I mentioned in my previous post Japan is currently swimming through its rainy season. This meant that [...]