Shizuoka Prefecture

Kites and Nights at the Hamamatsu Festival

Apr 27, 2023 By Bert Wishart

As fun as most Japanese festivals can be, do you ever get the impression that they start winding down just as things get interesting? For the most part, as soon...[ Click to read more ]

Hamamatsu, an Eel-y Nice Place to Visit!

Sep 28, 2021 By Bert Wishart

If you live in Nagoya, there is a good chance you already know about hitsumabushi. Many of the locals consider this dish of flame-grilled unagi [freshwater eel], slit from the...[ Click to read more ]

Fuji Safari Park Lion

Mt. Fuji Is Not Just A Mountain To Be Climbed!!

Jul 09, 2019 By Admin

Having climbed Mt. Fuji 3 times, I can understand many wanting to get out of anything to do with Mt. Fuji! “Want to go to Mt Fuji?” “Not, if you...[ Click to read more ]

Sumatakyo Gorge, Crossing Bridges in Beauty

Jul 08, 2019 By Bert Wishart

Japan is full of beautiful, breathtaking destinations, but the age of social media is driving travel within the country even further. Who doesn't want a photo of themselves beneath the...[ Click to read more ]

Nagoya Day Trips: Hamamatsu

Feb 12, 2018 By Admin

Hamamatsu, the second largest city in Shizuoka Prefecture, is not necessarily known as a centre for tourism and sightseeing. However, the city, that grew in importance during the Tokugawa era...[ Click to read more ]

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