Crossing Mugenkyo Ravine by Ferry (Mugenkyo no Watashi)

I had seen some amazing photos of the Mugenkyo Ferry (夢幻峡の渡し)passing through the beautiful emerald water of the Tadami River, and was excited to go and experience the ferry ride for myself. So I headed off to Mishima Town to meet Hoshi san, who had kindly offered to show me around. My experience of theContinue reading Crossing Mugenkyo Ravine by Ferry (Mugenkyo no Watashi)

Guide to Visiting the Famous Tadami River Bridge Viewpoint

I am often asked about how to reach the No. 1 Tadami River Bridge Viewpoint which has become the focus of spotlights across the world. Taking a look at the beautiful photographs that can be taken there, it is easy to understand why people all around the world have fallen for this picturesque area. WhenContinue reading Guide to Visiting the Famous Tadami River Bridge Viewpoint

5 Reasons to Visit Mishima Town

Mishima Town, in rural Okuaizu, is known for its beautiful scenery, historic craft techniques, delicious soba (buckwheat), and high quality Paulownia wood, known as ‘kiri’ in Japanese. Mishima has also been gaining attention in recent years for a less positive reason – the population of the town is shrinking, fast. Approximately 1700 people now liveContinue reading 5 Reasons to Visit Mishima Town