September 7, 2014

Kinosaki onsen station and its neighborhood

September 6, 2014

Genbudo cave is amazing.

These unique rocks and caves were created by a big volcanic action 1.6million years ago!

http://heart-of-japan.com/2011/05/02/genbudo-park/

July 21, 2014

Uradomé beach near Tottori sand hill is very transparent!

It was a quiet, stunning view:)

July 20, 2014

鳥取砂丘

July 20, 2014
I visited Tottori Sand Hill on Thursday.
It’s a pretty famous sightseeing spot in Japan and everybody knows it by name. But me, grown up in Sapporo and lived in Tokyo for so long, I have never imagined I would visit this place for real. It seemed such a far-away part of Japan, and domestic travel is always very expensive. (So I’d rather travel abroad than visiting somewhere far in Japan)

However, now that I’m living in Kobe, this place is like 2-3 hours drive away. My husband and I both got so excited when we recognized it’s so close now! :)

I visited Tottori Sand Hill on Thursday.

It’s a pretty famous sightseeing spot in Japan and everybody knows it by name. But me, grown up in Sapporo and lived in Tokyo for so long, I have never imagined I would visit this place for real. It seemed such a far-away part of Japan, and domestic travel is always very expensive. (So I’d rather travel abroad than visiting somewhere far in Japan)

However, now that I’m living in Kobe, this place is like 2-3 hours drive away. My husband and I both got so excited when we recognized it’s so close now! :)

June 30, 2014

people dedicate the gates when their wishes come true. The official website of Fushimi inari shrine says there are more than 10,000 gates in the shrine property.

June 23, 2014

I’ll strongly recommend visiting this place if you visit Kansai district in June:)

Yatadera

June 23, 2014
Yatadera garden is located around 40-50min. distance by car from Nara station.

Yatadera garden is located around 40-50min. distance by car from Nara station.

May 19, 2014
In Japan, accommodations in general (hotels, inns, even capsule hotels, sleeping cars, ferries, etc.) offer a sort of pajamas for free. It’s a very simple short kimono style clothes most of the time though.
This is a picture of my room in the ferry. I was traveling with my husband, but it was cheaper to use two cheapest single rooms separately.

In Japan, accommodations in general (hotels, inns, even capsule hotels, sleeping cars, ferries, etc.) offer a sort of pajamas for free. It’s a very simple short kimono style clothes most of the time though.

This is a picture of my room in the ferry. I was traveling with my husband, but it was cheaper to use two cheapest single rooms separately.

March 17, 2014

(referring to my previous post)

there’s a small quiet village between the mountains and Japan sea.

Both Kobe and Tokyo are facing the Pacific ocean, so naturally, and at least for me, it’s quite rare to visit the Japan Sea side of the country:)

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