I was relieved to leave the cold and rainy season of Sapporo, Hokkaido for a hope of a sunnier 5 days at Tohoku Region. I was excited as well, that finally after months of anticipating, I will be exploring the region focusing on both Miyagi and Fukushima Prefecture. After the 2011 Great Tohoku Earthquake tragedy […]Read more "Sendai, The Largest City of Tohoku Region"
Maximizing my travel at Miyagi Prefecture, Tohoku Region, I visited another place in the region affected by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami disaster. But this time around, instead of going directly to the town, I boarded a ferry and follow the route explored by Japanese haiku master Matsuo Basho that inspired him to write […]Read more "Aboard the “Basho Cruise”, Shiogama-Matsushima Bay, Japan"
After my hour walk around the tsunami devastated town of Ishinomaki, I went straight to the town’s port terminal to board the 12pm ferryboat that will take me to Tashirojima or popularly known as the Island of Cats. The ferry terminal at Ishinomaki is the only way to access Tashirojima, so I was very conscious […]Read more "“Cat Island” Tashirojima, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan"
The evening before my scheduled departure to visit the town of Ishinomaki at Miyagi Prefecture, I had a little scare at my hotel in Sendai. Another 5.6 magnitude earthquake has strikes the prefecture with its epicenter close to Ishinomaki. Living almost more than a year in Japan, I was supposed to be immune to the […]Read more "A Visit to the Tsunami Devastated Town of Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan"