Once the weather’s nicer, I’d like to visit Shimizu again. First, I want to have some fresh tuna. Then, I think I’ll visit the beach.
Last weekend, a friend and I visited a traditional handcrafts center in the town of Mariko, Shizuoka. There was made some windchimes, had a nice lunch, and went for a short walk. This is the entrance to someone’s house, along with the traditional gutter system, which these days are usually covered with stone slabs or […]
Mie Prefecture is best described as spralling acres of farmland interspersed with rivers. Last weekend, a few friends and I went there for a sports meet. We got up super early and met up at the station, before riding a bus for a couple of hours to a gymnasium. On the way home, I managed […]
Yamanashi is beautiful this time of year.
It’s hard to believe that Golden Week is over. It went by too fast. My next vacation isn’t until August. I also can’t believe that it’s something I can find complaint about. Back in the US, I never really had any holidays. If I was lucky, I might have Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and Easter off. […]
In Meijimura, there is a tall partial building, which was once part of a bank. It’s about four or five stories tall and afords one hell of a view.
The leaves are starting to change. It’s slow going for now, but I’m expecting an explosion of color soon. When that happens, I plan to take a trip West, to Kyoto. I’m told that it’s one of the best places to see the fall foliage.
If you ever have a chance to visit Yamanashi, I would recommend that you do. The area has a lot to see, things to do, and foods to eat. Also, if wine is your thing, I’m told that it is one of the things Yamanashi is known for. As I am unable to drink, I […]
A view of the return trip home from Yamanashi, almost two weeks ago.