Tag Archive: castle

Kimono Day and Nijo Castle

Another busy day today. The CLS crowd spent the first three hours of the day taking our midterm exam. After quickly scarfing down some lunch, we piled into taxis to Kyogokoro to be… Continue reading

Kansai / Western Honshu Blitz

I’ve returned safe and sound from another excellent excursion. Talk about insane – over the last four days I’ve spent time in Kyoto, Osaka, Himeji, Hiroshima, Miyajima, Onomichi, and Fukuyama, traveling on planes,… Continue reading

Okinawa in Review

So, as I mentioned before, Star and I ventured out to Japan’s southernmost set of islands this weekend – and wow, what an amazing time we had. Sight-seeing, relaxing, shopping, perfect weather, quality… Continue reading

Nagano Roadtrip

So, it was another amazing weekend of sightseeing. This time the destination was Nagano, our neighbor to the west, best known as the host of the 1998 Winter Olympics. Saturday morning, I took… Continue reading

Kansai and more adventures!

Wow, it’s been busy. I need to hurry up and post this before it all gets terribly out of date and/or I forget everything. So, Friday was the fabulous Mexican fiesta at my… Continue reading