Manhole Monday: Niigata

I haven't done a Manhole Monday post in quite some time, so I took a cruise through my photo archives today to try to find a unique one. I stumbled across this colorful one from a trip to Niigata a few winters ago: I usually do a little write-up on the scene that graces each... Continue Reading →

Manhole Monday: Agano

Right before the New Year, my family and I took a trip to Niigata. Our time in a ryokan in the snowy mountains was wonderful, our time in Niigata City less so. I'm not blaming Niigata, mind you. It was merely because we'd arrived in a week when nearly everything closes for the holidays. While... Continue Reading →

Manhole Monday: Dazaifu

It snowed today in Kumamoto. Not hard, mind you, and not enough to stick, but enough to make my visit to Kumamoto Castle with a friend a wee bit on the chilly side. But February is right around the corner, and with it come the first signs of spring - the arrival of my favorite... Continue Reading →

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