The hidden beach of Shinwakaura

Shinwakaura (新和歌浦) is a small town located south of Wakayama Prefecture. Before the summer officially started last year (2016), we made a trip to a place called Shinwakaura which I accidentally found on google map. It’s easier and cheaper than going all the way to Shirahama. Just take a bus (和歌山)  from JR Wakayama Station…

Yayoi and Naoshima

A long time ago I saw this polka dot designed Pumpkin sculpture facing the sea. Later I learned that it was a work by Yayoi Kusama located in the island of Naoshima. My first encounter with Kusama’s work was during an exhibition in Osaka Museum a few years back, then about two years ago in…

Weekly Photo Challenge : Corner

I did not have the chance to visit the Snoopy Museum in California but when it opened in Tokyo Japan, I decided to visit it no matter what. During a business trip to Tokyo, I had half a day of free time before going back to Osaka so my chance has finally come. Unfortunately, since…

Autumn in Katsuoji

One of the many charms of Katsuoji is the view during Autumn. After visiting it during Summer time, Miss S and I decided to see it during the Autumn season as well. This time we just took the train and then bus to get there. How to get there from Osaka(Access) We took Hankyu Line…

Stress, Achiles Pain , etc

This past few weeks has been hectic both work and personal and has take toll on my health.  So I was pretty excited for the long Summer vacation to take some time off away from work but a few days before the vacation starts my left achiles started aching again. It was nothing new to…