by / on January 12, 2014 at 11:00 AM / in Mie-ken, My Travels

Nagashima Spa Land: An Unforgettable Experience!

Just before New-Year we went to Nagashima Spa Land (ナガシマスパーランド) Mie-ken, Japan. Its about a 1 ½ hour drive from Kyoto on the highway and the weather, although a little chilly, was sunny and dry. It is a fairly big amusement park along the pacific ocean in the Ise bay. I have been there before in the summer and enjoyed […]

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by / on February 21, 2012 at 11:46 AM / in Mie-ken, My Travels

Iga-Ueno Castle: The White Phoenix of Iga City!

The Iga region, surrounded by nine villages in four directions is called “The Ninja village”. Situated on the town’s northern hill, the three chalky white levels of Iga-Ueno Castle create a beautiful image in the quiet surrounding area. Iga-Ueno Castle carries the elegant name of “The White Phoenix”. In 1585 the Iga region was ruled by Tsutsui Sadatsugu (筒井 定次), who […]

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by / on January 31, 2012 at 5:04 PM / in Akame-shujuhachi-taki, Mie-ken, My Travels, Out Of The Box

Akame Shijuhachitaki Falls!

    Went to Akame Shijuhachitaki Falls (赤目四十八滝–Akame 48 Waterfalls) today…a definite out of the box adventure. Enjoyed the hike, onsen and local delicacies! Here’s a bit more about these waterfalls: Akame Shijuhachitaki Falls is a collective name for numerous big and small cascades in the valley of about 4km length, situated at the upstream of Taki River that flows at […]

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by / on September 24, 2011 at 11:02 PM / in Mie-ken, My Travels

Adventure World: A Family Affair!

Adventure World in Shirahama: In Japan there are varied amusement parks for weary families of Golden Week or weekend travels; Universal Studios Japan (affectionately known as USJ) or Tokyo Disney Land are a few more notable. But in the boondocks of all amusement parks, in a hilly, green-infested town spilling out from the highway, you can find Adventure World.  Adventure […]

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