A 3 storied pagoda

I took a day trip to Kinkazan in Gifu today. It was a spur of the moment decision based on the beautiful weather and not having a ton of chores to worry about. I got ready in record time and hopped on a train to Gifu, before taking a bus to a park at the […]

Tajimi 80th

I had a one-day assignment in Tajimi yesterday and saw this while at the station. Tajimi, which is a city in Gifu Prefecture, is famous for its pottery and ceramics. When I first saw this display, I simply thought that it was a pretty piece of ceramic but when I returned to the station to […]

Sunset over Gifu

I had an assignment in Gifu last week. The school is on the 8th floor and has a lot of windows. During my break, I was able to get a picture of the sunset. Recently, the sunset has been getting earlier. Since moving here, I’ve been struggling to get used to early mornings and evenings. […]

Gifu Station

My work often takes me through JR’s Gifu station as of late. I must admit that I find myself liking the layout and overall design of the station, even if I can’t really say the same for the rest of Gifu. The station features a huge courtyard and food court. The majority of the walkways […]

At Night

Near my current assignment, there’s a small park that I like to visit on my way home from work. It’s very peaceful, and since Gifu is closer to home than Toyohashi was, I’m not worried about getting home super late.

Gifu Cheerful Cherry Blossoms

It’s been surprisingly chilly out recently. The wind has also been rather blustery, adding to the chill. Because of this, this year’s blossoms are a bit late. Tokyo and other cities have reported that their trees started blossoming at the end of March. I hope ours do so soon.

View from Gifu Tower 43

I recently had some free time, so I hopped on a train to Gifu. Since coming to Japan, I have never been to Gifu City, though I have worked in several schools in the prefecture. I thought it was time to remedy that.   The train ride was pretty short, since I took a rapid […]