Category: Japan 2024

Japan Finale

On our last day as we sat around our dinner in Onomichi, Paula asked what we were most impressed by on our tour.   For me, and for several of… Read more »

Shikoku Travels

I am about to leave for the airport to depart Japan so will need to summarize the rest of our journey in the next 2 posts, a difficult thing to… Read more »

Inside Shikoku

Out of the rural valley and on our way to the major city of Kochi on the South shore of Shikoku. We stop at a sit made famous by a… Read more »

Exploring Shikoku

Day 1 in Shokoku: An early morning ferry takes us across the inland sea to Takamatsu, a major city on the large island of Shikoku.  Attached to the mainland by… Read more »

Teshima and More Art

Our last day was a ferry boat trip to the nearby island of Teshima which was reclaimed by the Benesse Foundation from an environmental disaster zone due to large scale… Read more »

Art in Naoshima

I had spent a few days on Naoshima Island in the Inland Sea a number of years ago and was so impressed by the art and architecture that I wanted… Read more »

Jojuin & Uji

I discovered when doing research for this journey in Japan, that the Jojuin Garden, called the “Moon Garden” would be open to the public only from May 3-6 for Spring… Read more »

A Day in Ohara

I had read several reports about the beautiful and interesting temples of the small town of Ohara located North of Kyoto and convinced the group to travel with me on… Read more »