Month: May 2016

One fish, Two fish, Many Many Fish!

Written as a top “must-see” attraction in every guide book and listed on pretty much any tourist recommendation list, Tokyo’s Tsukiji Market is anything but a tourist-centered destination. Rather, it is a chaotic, fast-paced, continuous and hazardous working zone that in NO WAY caters to tourists. Yet these workers allow sightseers to mingle on the sidelines of…

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Sakura covered Kumamoto.

Kumamoto has recently made headlines all over the world. Unfortunately, this time it was not because of its beauty and history but because of a natural disaster. In April, Kumamoto was hit, not just once, but twice by an earthquake that measured in at a magnitude of 7 or higher. Even for some time after, aftershocks both…

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Holy Flower Land!

Buried somewhere in Omura, Nagasaki, is Matsumoto tsutsuji en. This is a find that is truly buried in the mountain sides. Out of all of the adventures and discoveries I have come across during my time here in Japan, this one was by far the most difficult one to find- and I even had one…

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The Best of Karatsu.

Yobuko. A small town where you can soak up the vibes of the local life, enjoy nature’s natural beauty, and taste some of the delicious seafood cuisine. Yobuko is a fishing port found in Karatsu on the island of Kyushu. If you’re looking for a fun and adventure-packed day trip from Sasebo or Fukuoka, I would recommend…

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