Mount Yoshino offers splendid views of cherry blossoms during spring. It is one of the most popular hanami 花見 (flower viewing) spots in Japan. In April 2016, on a lovely…Read More
Let's see how well you know Japan! As you know Japan is a archipelagic country which is made of four main islands namely Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu, and it…Read More
Japan is unique in its own ways. Don't you agree? A country with deep-rooted tradition and yet technologicaly advanced. Be it fashion or food, there is a touch of kawaiiness…Read More
Spring has arrived. One thing that is deeply associated with spring in Japan is the cherry blossom festival or 'hanami' (the flower viewing festival). Cherry blossom or 'sakura' usually start…Read More
It was a grey and chilly afternoon. The mountains were shrouded in fog. Despite the drizzle I took a walk down the Mizuki Shigeru road. There he was, just around…Read More
A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity comes without notice. Always be prepared.
"Akemashite Omedetougozaimasu" is how you say "happy new year" in Japanese. New year is celebrated extensively all across Japan. Winter in Japan means illumination everywhere and that's what makes new…Read More
And it dazzled so bright, that the water had to reflect its glory……
Castle in the water
When autumn bade farewell, the wind kissed those last red leaves…..
An imagination painted by nature
The image of Nara in my mind has always been limited to Tōdai-ji (東大寺) and the great bronze Buddha statue (大仏). Going back in time, I first came to Nara…Read More