Visiting Hikone Castle

Hello Hello Blogger world, I hope you are still out there. I’m well and good, if you don’t mind me saying. Anyways, let me get back to writing some of my recent escapades here in Japan. Summer is gone and it’s getting colder each day. One of the places I visited last Summer(2014) is Hikone…

Manhole : Otsu City

Otsu City is the capital of Shiga Prefecture and is know for the location of Lake Biwa. So I guess it is not surprising to to see some of the famous activities around the Lake including the dragon boat competition, fire work displays , cruise around the lake and some other water activities. At the…

Hiking Mt. Otowa

Mt. Otowa  serves as a border between Kyoto Prefecture(East) and Shiga Prefecture(West), so depending which side of the mountain you are are you can either be in Kyoto or Shiga. I was able to join a Hiking group : “Hiking in Kansai” , last March. Despite my pollen allergy, I tried to enjoy as much as…

Travel Theme: Peaceful

Communing with nature  always gives me a sense of Peace and new perspective.  A mountain view from Mt. Ibuki in Shiga Prefecture Japan   Another view from Mt. Ibuki Shiga Prefecture. Minoo Waterfalls during the Candle Light event Summer of 2007

Weekly Photo Challenge : The Sign Says

I do like taking picture of interesting signs, so I do have a bit of collection with it. Here are the most recent one I have taken so far. It says “Sanrio Store”, in Kurashiki Okayama Japan. Hello Kitty is everywhere , so it was not surprising to found one in a small town of…