Atsumi peninsula is the one half of the enclosing pincers that define Mikawa Bay (the other half being the Chita peninsular). The northern side of Atsumi faces Mikawa Bay, the southern side straight out onto... more
Mie and Nagoya summers are, to say the least, not much fun. As conscientious, environmentally sensitive global citizens, most of us Nagoya city dwellers doubtless try to use the air conditioner as little as possible,... more
The northern ranges of central Japan are now, thanks to the expansion of the expressway system, much more accessible to Nagoya residents, and the opportunity to explore these beautiful mountains is well worth the long... more
The names of most Japanese mountains give little idea of their actual appearance, often either referring to obscure historical arcana or suggesting an over-active, sake-enhanced visual imagination. Futatsumoriyama, however, is a... more
Living in what most people would consider the ‘boonies’, it can get to you after awhile, not having anything new or interesting to do.
After all, in Tokyo one could never get bored. Between the restaurants,... more