2 of Aizu’s Breathtaking Onsen Towns

I recently visited two intriguing onsen towns in Minamiaizu. Yunokami-Onsen It’s not very often that you find a train station as picturesque as Yunokami-Onsen Station, with its thatched roof and traditional architecture, surrounded by distant mountains. I went to visit the area in winter, but here are some photographs of it throughout the year. ThatContinue reading 2 of Aizu’s Breathtaking Onsen Towns

Tenkyokaku – Meiji Dress-up & Curry Buns

Tenkyokaku, a lavishly decorated former Japanese villa, lies hidden away in dense foliage surrounding Lake Inawashiro. Imperial Prince Arisugawa Takehito decided to build Tenkyokaku after being impressed by Lake Inawashiro’s beauty during a visit to Tohoku, and named it Tenkyokaku 天鏡閣 (The Palace of Heaven’s Mirror) – The palace beside a lake so deep, clear and blue thatContinue reading Tenkyokaku – Meiji Dress-up & Curry Buns