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No sign of tension

16 November 2019

Japan-Tokyo-Koreatown-Ramen - No sign of tension

Koreatown in Shinjuku

If you have been watching the news lately, you will see that tensions between Japan and Korea (South) are very high. Japan seems to be getting on ....

Dam dirty and noisy hike

16 November 2019

Japan-Hiking-Okutama-Mount Gozenyama - Dam dirty and noisy hike

From Okutama station to Mount Gozenyama to Lake Okutama

Dont let the above title fool you. Today was an excellent hike. Lots and lots of photos so I wont type too much here. I say than often then type a....

Off broadway

15 November 2019

Japan-Tokyo-Nakano-Curry - Off broadway

Curry for dinner at Nakano

I have been to Nakano at least twice before. It is very conveniently located from Shinjuku, just one stop on the Chuo rapid line. And since I had ....

Back to the big city

15 November 2019

Japan-Koriyama-Tokyo-Shinkansen - Back to the big city

From Koriyama to Tokyo on the Shinkansen

Now I am back in Tokyo, Korea town on the outskirts of Shinjuku to be precise, it will be my last stop. I still have 6 more nights here, which mea....

The opposite end of the aeon

14 November 2019

Japan-Koriyama-Food-Shopping - The opposite end of the aeon

Shopping at Aeon Town in Koriyama

It was cold tonight, I didnt take many photos, so time for a rant. I dont understand why geishas are romanticized as they are. On the one hand, I....

Turtle hunt

14 November 2019

Japan-Koriyama-Garden-Kaiseizan - Turtle hunt

Wandering around the many gardens of Koriyama

Today is my rest day after yesterdays big hike. The weather seemed very changeable. There was very fast moving cloud, high winds, then a few secon....

Lard noodles

13 November 2019

Japan-Koriyama-Food-Champon - Lard noodles

Eating Champon in Koriyama

Champon, also known as chanpon, is the main thing people eat in Nagasaki. I was not brave enough to eat it when I was in Nagasaki last year. It is....

No ice just blue skies

13 November 2019

Japan-Hiking-Mount Bandai - No ice just blue skies

Climbing Mount Bandai from Inawashiro station

Today was the longest hike of the trip so far. Unless I get lost somewhere on my 3 remaining hiking days, it will likely remain the longest hike o....


12 November 2019

Japan-Fukushima-Food-Soba - Fuku-Kori-Shima-Yama

A quick trip from Koriyama to Fukushima for dinner

I planned this trip by tracing train lines around Japan and stopping at mountainous areas near cities. When I was working out where to stop on my ....

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