Manhole Monday: Minakami Onsen

Autumn is in the air in Japan. Typhoon season has been pretty wet this year, I heard, but cool temperatures and clear skies are starting to make their appearance. The first foliage reports from japan-guide are out and Hokkaido has started off the season with brilliant colors. Last year, looking to vary things a bit... Continue Reading →

Friday Photo: October 2015

It's been another busy month, made more so by having my parents in town for two weeks. It was wonderful to be able to show them our life in Tokyo and it also allowed my husband and I to get in a kid-free weekend escape. We chose Gunma, a prefecture I hadn't yet been to... Continue Reading →

Spotlight: Fukiware Falls (Gunma)

We're just back from a weekend in Gunma Prefecture, admittedly my first to that part of Japan. The weather started off a bit rainy but cleared by noon on Saturday and stayed brilliant throughout the rest of the weekend. Thank goodness, as the foliage in some parts of Gunma is already at its peak and... Continue Reading →

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