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 […]

Furukawa Branch Museum Saburo Memorial

After visiting the main building of the Furukawa Art Museum, a staff member who was bringing an item to the Annex building was kind enough to show me the way and chat a bit. She took me though a shortcut and introduced the building and explaining that there was an antiques exibit that I might […]

Furukawa Art Museum

Today, on a whim, I visited the Furukawa Art Museum. I had been running errands at Nagoya Station when I caught sight of a flyer similar to the one above. Being a cat person, I googled the exibit, before deciding to go. It wasn’t too troublesome to find, though I did almost go the weong […]

Tokyo Station

Did a daytrip up to Tokyo to visit a few friends. The return trip took me through Tokyo Station, so I had a quick look around, before catching the train home. Tokyo Station is an absolutely beautiful mix of modern and Meiji Era design. As I’ve stated before, in my earlier posts about architecture, I […]

The Dragon of Enoshima Cave

There is a legend that a dragon inhabits the caves of Enoshima Island. To bring the legend to life, the tourism board put a statue (complete with sound and lighting effects) in said cave.

The Caves of Enoshima

Earlier this spring, I took a daytrip to the island of Enoshima. While there, I took the opportunity to visit the caves there. While the caves themselves wheren’t especially vast, it was still my first time in a cave, and the experience was a memorable.

The Sea Candle

A.k.a the Shonan Observatory Lighthouse The weather wasn’t so great so the top observation deck was closed, but I was able to visit the lower one and get some pictures. There wasn’t much to do there, but I’m still glad I went. It was an interesting way to spend ten minutes and it got me […]

The Journey to Enoshima

While in Yokohama, I visited Enoshima Island. There, I visited the park, a tower, a shrine, and some caves. To get there from Yokohama station, you can take the JR train to Fujisawa, and then another train/tram to the island itself. There’s also a bus you can take. I took the tram there and the […]

Downtown Yokohama

Last weekend, the itch to travel was particularly strong, so I reserved a seat on a highway bus to Yokohama. It was my first time going so I wasn’t sure what to expect. My bus left Nagoya at 10:20 pm and arrived at 5:20 am the next morning. I didn’t sleep particularly well on the […]

Yoshida Castle

Our second stop after the Oni Matsuri was Yoshida Castle. It was only a ten minute walk, though we took our time. Because the day we went was a national holiday, it was unfortunately closed to the public. We did get some nice group pictures though.