Spotlight: Akiyoshi Cave and Plateau

What landscapes come to mind when you think of Japan? For me, mountains are the first thing that come to mind, followed by volcanoes and the ocean. And then gleaming megacities, of course. But caves? I know there are a few scattered around the islands but one worth visiting is Akiyoshi Cave and its nearby... Continue Reading →

Manhole Monday: Hagi

For the first time in my over six years in Japan, I finally made it up to the San-in Coast. Don't laugh - it's harder than it sounds. Cities like Hagi and Matsue, up on the northern side of Honshu, are notoriously difficult for most people living in Japan to reach. From here in Kyushu,... Continue Reading →

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