Days gone by…on Miyajima Island, Japan

Days gone by…on Miyajima Island, Japan

According to “Nihon Kokujisekikou” (“Observations About the Remains of Japan’s Civil Affairs”), Confucian scholar Shunsai Hayashi’s painfully titled book chronicling his 17th century travels through Japan, Itsukushima ranks among the country’s three most scenic spots. Our own travels did not include the other two locations – Matsushima and Amanohashidate – but my husband and I … Continued


Japan: Leaping into the Land of the Rising Sun

 This is an entry in the We Said Go Travel Writing Contest written by Shannon Guerreso from America. Thanks for your entry Shannon!     The toilet bowl was in the ground. I glared at the one-way plane ticket in my hand as if it owed me an explanation. Not thirty seconds on land and … Continued

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