Rather than post about Day 2 of our Summer Road, I’ll instead discuss the only place we visited that day. This is one of my most off-the-beaten-path posts so far. If you travel to Kyushu by car, I recommend a visit to Yutoku Inari Shrine (祐徳稲荷神社).
(The website can be found here.)
Staying at hostels in Japan is something else. Be warned…
I should not have worn my red flats. The weather turned foul.
My husband wanted to show a co-worker — recently hired from New Zealand — around Japan. We took him and his lovely girlfriend to Chichibu.
Bitter cold sent us huddling by the fire that night. During the day we got at an achingly beautiful view of Mt. Fuji, but we spend one of the of the last nights of 2017 drinking wine and toasting the coming year in a gorgeous Japanese pension.
You might be shocked to hear that castles in Japan aren’t like the ones in Europe.
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My husband and I share a love of travel. There is something about travel — the discovery of new — that makes my heart pick up and gives a euphoric feeling.
I’ll admit it. We’re both part of Travel Addicts Anonymous or TAA.
However, that is coupled with my husband’s love of driving and bam — you have the perfect combination. Some people go for massages to relax, but he goes for a drive in his “mistress” as I call his car. I’ll often find him out waxing and washing her. The man practically coos over his baby. Continue reading