Family Fun

Kawadoko: Riverside Terrace Dining in Kyoto

Jun 14, 2013 By Ray Proper

Its summer, and time for trips! If you are visiting Kyoto this summer, one highly recommended activity is kawadoko, or river dining.  Japanese people, possibly everyone,  like to eat outside...[ Click to read more ]

Hiking and Hot Springs: Highlights of a Weekend in Nagano

Apr 16, 2013 By Ray Proper

Guest post from Peter Ninnes, author of Nagano Onsen Guide: The Top 100 Day-Use Hot Springs Hiking, Walking and Biking Nagano: 16 Tours in Ueda City and Environs Hiking, Walking...[ Click to read more ]

HimakaJima in Sparkling Mikawa Bay

Mar 26, 2013 By Ray Proper

This article, and HimakaJima itself,  caught my attention for various reasons: Chris Glenn knows where the good stuff in Japan is. It is a day trip from Nagoya. It is...[ Click to read more ]

How to travel to a relaxing hot springs resort… Without the travel part!

Dec 04, 2012 By Jason Gatewood

It's no secret that Japan is one of the most seismically active places on Earth. But this is also a good thing when you take one of the country's most...[ Click to read more ]

Tokoname Pottery

Ceramics Shopping at the Cera Mall

Nov 12, 2012 By First Admin

The "Cera Mall" is a wholesale pottery shopping park in Tokoname City, on the Chita Peninsula. The area is famous for pottery, and you will find every local variety represented...[ Click to read more ]

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Kiso Three Rivers Park in Ichinomiya City

Aug 10, 2011 By Ray Proper

Kiso Three Rivers Park in Ichinomiya was an old favorite of mine when I used to live in Konan City. I am not sure if the whole complex counts as...[ Click to read more ]