Great Gardens: Makino Botanical Garden

Japan is well-known for its traditional gardens but I've recently discovered that its botanical gardens can be equally impressive. On a recent trip to Kochi Prefecture in Shikoku in late March, I spent an afternoon exploring the vast grounds of the Makino Botanical Garden, which enjoys a superb location on Mt Godai just a short... Continue Reading →

Friday Photo: May 2014

It's been a quiet month around here. Well, truth be told, we spent the first half of it gallivanting around France so it wasn't THAT quiet, but regarding Japan-based adventures, I've been taking it easy. The weather, as is so typical of May in Japan, has been perfect. Days in the 70s (yes, that's Fahrenheit,... Continue Reading →

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