Plum Blossoms | 梅の花 Mid February Spring is in the air and pink, yellow, and white flowers are popping up all around the city. No, these are not cherry blossoms, but rather plum blossoms (梅の花)! Plum blossoms are much less famous than Japan's sakura (cherry blossoms), but these flowers carry their own special beauty and,... Continue Reading →
When the weather starts to get chilly, that means one thing… it’s oyster season! Oyster huts or (kakigoya) are mainly found on the Itoshima coast of Fukuoka and are a winter treat you won’t want to miss. While all of Japan is renowned for good seafood, oyster huts aren't found in many places beyond Kyushu.... Continue Reading →
Kawachi Wisteria Garden: A Purple Paradise The first time I Googled Fukuoka, I saw the most incredible images of long purple flowers forming a majestic tunnel. What was this beautiful plant? Where could I see it for myself? Soon I was researching all the best places to view wisteria near Fukuoka, Kyushu... April is wisteria... Continue Reading →
I didn’t realize I was such a flower lover until I came to Japan! If there is one thing I’ve learned about spring time here, it's that there are always beautiful flowers in bloom. Bright pink plum flowers As one variety starts to wither and fade, another is just beginning to show its beauty. Maybe... Continue Reading →
In the spring, large fields of nanohana can be found blooming all over Japan. Eager to frolic amongst the beautiful colors, I planned a trip to see this special plant for myself.
A weekend visiting Yanagawa, "the Venice of Japan". Yanagawa is famous for its canals and punting tours, unagi dishes (like seriomushi), beautiful cherry blossoms, and the hina-matsuri (Girl's Day or Doll Festival)!
Here in Fukuoka, the weather is getting warmer (though there is still the occasional rain storm), vibrantly colored flowers are blooming in parks around the city, and best of all, cherry blossom (sakura) season is upon us! ?
This post is all about ochazuke! Do you know what that is? I recently went to Kappō Yoshida, a Fukuoka restaurant known for their special sea bream (tai) ochazuke.
This weekend I embarked on a small day trip to one of Fukuoka's most famous shrines: Dazaifu Tenmangu. I chose this location since it was easily accessible by train (only 40 minutes from central Fukuoka) and there were some interesting foods to try. The trip was easy to do and was a nice way to... Continue Reading →