Japan 2016, Fireworks in Wakayama

A good day today as we hunted down a firework event not far from Takeshi’s family in Wakayama. A short train ride away from home, there were reasonable crowds and lot of people dressed up for the occasion in yukata’s. As usual there was a lot of food and game stalls which is always great …

World Travel 2013-2014, Japan Wrap Up

So it’s finally time to write the wrap up for our time in Japan. Its been a little while so here we go… Overall what we did: 49 (!) days split into: 36 days in Osaka, 2 days in Wakayama and Kyoto, 1 day each in Kobe, Koya-san, and 7 days in Tokyo from 18 …

World Travel 2013-2014, Wakayama Castle

I’ll keep this blog post rather short. We headed out to Wakayama before Christmas to visit the castle there as well as some temples. Unfortunately it was a bit too cold without a coat to continue on to the temples (left that for another day), but we did get to the castle. The entry price …