Land of the Rising Sun – Miyajima

Corey and Joanna had mentioned Miyajima many times over the past year, so we knew it was going to be something special.  It would be our last outing,…

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Land of the Rising Sun – Hiroshima

As children, my Dad took us to historical sites, museums, battlefields, and towns throughout the eastern United States. It instilled in me a great appreciation…

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Land of the Rising Sun – Sandan-kyo Gorge

After checking in at the local Ryokan hotel, Sheree and I immediately took off on a hike into the gorge. It was an off day,…

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Land of the Rising Sun – Beppu

“Beppu is situated between the sea and the mountains. The city was founded on April 1, 1924, and is famous for its onsen (hot springs)….

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