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Leather Crafts – Handmade Coin Purse

On the weekend we went to Tokyu Hands in Yokohama. This store has everything and is especially good for people into DIY or crafts. It’s a little pricey but has everything you need in one spot. As we were looking around they had a big display section on leather crafts. This is something I’ve always been interested in but… Continue reading Leather Crafts – Handmade Coin Purse

Travelling in Japan · Uncategorized

Shin-Tamagawa Hotspring – Akita

Shin-Tamagawa hotspring is not your usual hotspring experience in Japan. This is our second time visiting this place and we come here to get the health healing benefits from the acidic hotspring and radioactive stones. My Sister’s cancer The reason why my sister and I come here is because my sister is recovering from breast cancer. My sister was… Continue reading Shin-Tamagawa Hotspring – Akita

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Riding the Shinkansen to Tazawako, Akita

My sister invited me to a hot spring trip to Shin-Tamagawa in Tazawako, Akita. This place is well known in Japan to eliminate illnesses especially cancer. This trip is not an ordinary holiday, it is more like getting treatment. But this is a trip we both look forward to every year and try and have some… Continue reading Riding the Shinkansen to Tazawako, Akita

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Saga Torokko Train in Arashiyama

There is a small town called Arashiyama about 15 minutes from Kyoto Station. It is a popular tourist destination, most famous for the bamboo groves. Since our nephew is really into trains we decided to go on the Saga Torokko Train ride. We rode the train from Saga Torokko Station to Kameoka Torokko Station, approximately… Continue reading Saga Torokko Train in Arashiyama

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Suntory Yamazaki Whisky Tour

When we came to Japan in September 2014 there was a TV show called “Massan” about a Japanese man to make the first Japanese whisky. My husband being a whisky fan we watched this show every week and learnt the history of Japanese whisky. Masataka Taketsuru worked for big drinks company Suntory, where he helped establish… Continue reading Suntory Yamazaki Whisky Tour

Culture · Uncategorized

A Japanese Preschool Sports Day

My brother-in-law invited us over to our nephew’s preschool sports day in Osaka. Both my husband and I grew up overseas so we though it would be interesting to experience a Japanese school’s sports day. This sports day involved children between the ages of 3-6 years old, so we assumed it would be chaotic. But throughout the day we… Continue reading A Japanese Preschool Sports Day