A Curmudgeon Back Home

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A Curmudgeon Back Home
Enthusiastically jaded observations and occasional rants by an expatriate.
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  • Last daze - Shimonoseki and Fukuoka 1 week ago Karato IchibaWe arrived in the port town of Shimonoseki 下関, on the southern tip of the island of Honshū 本州, on the ninth day of our trip, having traveled by train from Hagi 萩 (via Nagatoshi 長門市 and Asa 厚狭), and immediately sought out a place to have lunch. The lucky recipient...
  • Hagi 1 week ago Mōri daimyō tombs at Tōkō-ji temple2018 marks the 150th anniversary of the Meiji Restoration 明治維新, the restoration of imperial rule that brought to an end Japan's feudal period and ushered in the modernizations that made the country a world power by the end of the 19th century. One of...
  • Boxing Clever in Tsuwano 2 weeks ago Taikodani-inari JinjaIt was the middle of the afternoon on Christmas Monday when we arrived in the beautiful old castle town of Tsuwano 津和野, population 7660. Our minshuku 民宿 (Miyake みやけ) was only a few minutes' walk from the train station:My wife by this point in our trip was...
  • Yamaguchi and Yuda Onsen 2 weeks ago The beautiful five-story pagoda of Rurikō-jiFood, glorious food. If you stay in a ryokan 旅館, prepare to eat - a lot. This was our breakfast spread on the morning of Christmas Eve at the Nishi-no-Miyabi Tokiwa Ryokan 西の雅常盤 in Yuda Onsen 湯田温泉. While I admit I couldn't eat a...
  • Getting retro in ol' Nihon 2 weeks ago Mojikō Retro 門司港レトロ district scenery, including the former Moji customs house 旧門司税関 on the left, and the Kitakyūshū International Friendship Memorial Library 北九州市立国際友好記念図書館 at the foot of the Mojikō Retro Observation Room...

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Fredfong
09:30 AM January 27, 2015

excellent insight....

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