Autumn in Japan

It's been a while since I wrote last post. Last few weeks were busy - weekends specially. So, I didn't get much time to write. Today I got some free time. I'm sharing stories of last few trips here. It's been cold for last few days and it's getting colder day by day here in... Continue Reading →

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Noto Peninsula Cycling Trip – II

Continuing from Noto Peninsula Cycling Trip - I 14 August Since I had changed plan to goto Anamizu instead of Noto, I would have missed one spot - Shiroyone Senmaida. How could I miss one of the main attraction of the region? It was around 10 km from Wajima. To visit it, I would have... Continue Reading →

Noto Peninsula Cycling Trip – I

Another weeklong holiday is here - Obon holiday and I have packed my bags. This time it's Noto peninsula, north of Nagano, on the shore of sea of Japan. This area is mostly untouched by urbanization and preserve old Japanese culture. I also wanted to try something new in this trip. As this area is... Continue Reading →

Catching flowing noodles – Nagashi Soumen

Last weekend, we had a chance to attend an interesting event called Nagashi Soumen. 'Nagashi' means flowing and 'Soumen' is a type of Japanese noodles. So, noodles are kept flowing through channels made of half cut bamboos and participants catch these noodles with chopsticks and eat them dipping in tsuyu.      We came to... Continue Reading →

Cycling to Inawashiro

Weather in Japan is perfect now. Not much hot (around 28 degrees) during day time and not much cold (around 10 degrees) at night. Cool winds flow at down and dusk. It's cloudy sometimes, so not much sunshine to give sunburn and it's good for travelling. But as I have mentioned in previous posts, travelling... Continue Reading →

Sakura in Tokyo

The winter is over and spring has just started. After icy cold weather, it is becoming a pleasant and warm slowly and it is also time for Sakura. Sakura is the period when cherry blossom flowers bloom across the Japan. The blooming is dependent upon weather and it doesn't happen throughout Japan at the same... Continue Reading →

Sapporo Snow Festival

It's getting very cold here Japan now with frequent snowfall and it's also time for snow festivals. Snow festivals means small-big snow sculptures, food stalls, live performances and enjoyment. There are many places in Japan where snow festivals are organised. Most famous among them is Sapporo Snow Festival. It is held in first week of... Continue Reading →

Picturesque Inawashiro

Last week, we went to Inawashiro lake in Fukushima. Inawashiro is the fourth largest lake in Japan formed between Mt. Kawageta and Mt.Seaburi. The lake showcases different view all year around. In winter, it is famous for Siberian Swans. Thousands of swans migrate during winter from Siberia to lake. Our purpose of this trip to... Continue Reading →

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