For our birthday trip this year we went to stay in Zamami, one of the Kerama Islands in Okinawa.
On July 15th I attended Tamatsukuri Inari shrine summer festival (my local shrine) and the following day in pre-tyhoon weather went to Gion Matsuri in Kyoto.
In June we had a whistle stop tour of Kumamoto, we flew there, stayed on night and came back. Why? Becuase with Peach airlines I found return flights for less than 7000yen each.
Kumamoto is most famous for its mascot Kumamon, a cute black bear but it also produces a large variety of fruit and vegetables – watermelon and tomatoes in particular. Continue reading
Tanabata always makes me happy, its romantic, and I like all the pretty decorations. This year we couldn’t see the Okawa river milky way in Osaka, as it was on a Tuesday but we did manage to visit Shitennoji Temple again, and we did something new…
April 27th, a while ago now we did some hiking on Mt.Kongo – its another hike lifted from Js Hiking magazine. We bought a Kongosan ticket at the Nankai train office that allowed us two days travel including the train, bus and a discount on the cable car.
I visited the Gudetama Cafe! It opened recently on July 18th in Umedas HEP 5.
Charapark reopened in the basement of the Hankyu SanBan Gai for the summer! XD I went for a quick peek before work.