Heaven in the Hells of Beppu, Kyushu January 4th 2002 大分県別府地獄めぐり・明礬温泉湯の里
(This article has been partly altered from its original post on a different site).
The first time I think I got really super-excited about anything as a teen was when I bought my very first travel book- some palm-sized pocket guide about Japan with lots of cool pictures in it. I carried this little book with ... read more
Asia » Japan » Oita » Beppu In 1603, a Tokugawa shogunate (military dictatorship) ushered in a long period of isolation from foreign influence in order to secure its power. For 250 years this policy enabled Japan to enjoy stability and a flowering of its indigenous culture. Fol... ... read more
My decade-long relationship with Japan has been eventful to say the least. One day she'll try to kill me off and the next day she'll thrill me with something beautiful. The unpredictability alone keeps me here, though there are as many reasons for me to stay as there are grains of rice in my morning chawan. Despite its current hardships, Japan is still an exciting, jaw-dropping gorgeous and fun country to explore and I hope everyone on this planet gets the chance to come over and see it with their own eyes. This blog is dedicated to all the amazing people I've met and the places I've seen in l... full info