Tomorrow I get to go to one of the 3 most spectacular Gion Festivals in Japan. (The other 2 take place in Kyoto, and Fukuoka, if you were wondering!) Aizu-Tajima Gion Festival is an annual shinto celebration which takes place on July 22nd, 23rd and 24th. For 800 years, gion festivals have been an importantContinue reading Aizu-Tajima Gion Festival – Planning My Trip
I visited Kawauchi Village with a group of English teachers from Tamura City (spoiler alert: not really a city), and some local interpreters, who took us to Iwana no Sato where we would make soba for our lunch! The venue for this event is completely surrounded by luscious, green hills… It is a beautiful area.Continue reading Making Soba Noodles From Scratch!
I had an amazing time trying out kayaking on Lake Sohara, Urabandai! Lake Sohara is one of many gorgeous areas in Urabandai included in Bandai Asahi National Park. Urabandai is a great area of Fukushima for trying out water sports in the summer, and is also ideal for both hikers and cyclists in the spring,Continue reading Kayaking in Urabandai
The Tadami Line is an incredibly scenic railway that runs across Aizu. Connecting the bustling samurai city of Aizu Wakamatsu with the serene, gorgeous countryside of Oku Aizu, this route is definitely one to try out if you want a chance to see rural Japan at its best. Although I have visited this area ofContinue reading Tadami Line: 5 Sights You Shouldn’t Miss