Exploring Tsukuba Mountain

Today the weather is good, very warm, so I decide to take a train over to Ibaraki Prefecture, to a little place called Tsukuba. At Tsukuba Station, I take a ¥720 bus that crawls for...

Japanese Saké Brewery

Today I meet with Naoto, the English speaking organiser of a saké tour. I am the only person to sign up. Not wanting to waste his whole day, I ask whether we should still go on...

Shinkansen Travel and Specials

One way to experience the extremely efficient and reliable infrastructure of Japan is of course via the Shinkansen (bullet train) in Japan. If you're a tourist too, you take advantage of the Japan Rail...