Ryokan and other Japanese traditions

When I was planning my trip to Japan, I wanted to have as many traditional experiences as time and budget would allow. One of those…

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Exploring Matsumoto Castle

After touring Ishii Miso Brewery, I made my way to Matsumoto Castle, a main attraction in this foothill city that is known for onsens and…

A tour of the Ishii Miso Brewery in Matsumoto

Following a full day in Tokyo visiting a fish market, a temple, a park and a buddhist festival, I headed out to the town of…

When the beating taiko drums keep you from going home

Taiko Drums please! I am terribly musically challenged as I explained in this post, but I still love music and the hubby and I share…

A Walk in Ueno Park

  While visiting Senso-ji Temple in Asakusa, I looked at the map and realized Ueno Park was extremely close by so I decided to check…

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