This article was originally going to be included in the ‘History of Aki (Hiroshima) Prefecture’ but as this article has
The rain misted down and I had two choices: the road up the hill, or the one alongside the river.
(Tenshu-kaku from the south) (Tenshu-kaku from the north. You can see the irregular shape of the base floor from this
Shukkeien gardens date back to 1620, a year after feudal lord Asano Nagaakira was made lord of Hiroshima. Asano’s principal
My first visit to Fukuyama and it turned out to be a beautiful day. After doing my immigration paperwork I
After 2 years with the same theme, I decided to make a change. Please tell me what you think. I
Nishi Honganji is the mother temple for the Jodo Shinshu sect of Japanese Buddhism established by Shinran Shonan who lived
HIKONE, Shiga Prefecture–Fascinating tidbits from the daily lives of samurai warriors have been gleaned from a diary found four years
I visited Hikone castle in January 2015 with my friend Ohara san. It was a cold and snowy winters morning
Fukuoka is the largest city in Kyūshū. From ancient times, the city’s proximity to the mainland has made it an
I am aware of the Toyotomi campaign in Korea but I was pleasantly unaware to the extent of the construction
Wow, so busy teaching at the moment so I haven’t had time to do any more research into my next
Last year my family and I visited the Sapporo Beer Factory. I have been there a few times but the
Updated Book and Journal list.
Two of my favourite Japanese travel books were written by Alan Booth. The Roads to Sata (1986) and Looking for