ALPS is not only in Europe but in Japan

Hi there! Happy new year 2023‼ I hope this year will be fabulous and glamorous for you! First of all, it is my 50th episode which I uploaded! Wow-!! When I started my blog in English, I planned to upload 100 episodes for a few years, but I gradually realized that writing a story in…

My First Visiting to Yamaguchi Prefecture! (Part 1: Nature & Food)

Hello Folks! My first episode in 2019 is my exiting trip to Yamaguchi prefecture, where locates in the western part of Japan, with my Onsen (Hot spring) buddies at the end of January! I belong to the group which consists of Onsen lovers and it was the annual trip event and the first visiting there…

Came Back to Shima Onsen!

Winter season is the best for enjoying Onsen (Hot-springs). I can be so relaxed and have wonderful feeling whenever I jump into the warmer Onsen from very cold outside. The last episode in 2018 is about Shima Onsen in Gunma Prefecture where I visited with my husband the other day in this month. Shima Onsen…

Okukinu Onsen Hiking with Gorgeous Landscape in Autumn

It has been the mid-autumn in Japan, which is my most favorite season in a year. I believe this is the best time to travel in our country for enjoying landscape in the nature due to changing leaves colors from green to yellow & red. The season reminds me that a time to visit Teshiozawa…

Somehow, I am an Omamori (Amulet) Collector

When you visit Shinto Shrine and Buddhist temples, you can find they are selling various kinds of Omamori (Amulets) at the booths in front of their main buildings. Each shrine and temple have usually their strengths and themes and are providing their own amulets such as exorcism, safety traffic, better fortune, good health, marriage &…