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nickname
scarreddragon (contact this user)
residing
Gunma, Japan
member since
15 September 2009
birth year
1985
sex
Female
interests
Animals, Arts, Bonsai, Books, Calligraphy, Collecting, Cooking, Cycling, Dining out, Drinking, Gardening, History, Ikebana, Internet, Karaoke, Kites, Hiking, Movies, Museums, Music, Nature, Onsen, Origami, Painting, Photographs, Poetry, Pop Culture, Pottery, Railroads, Religion, Scuba, Shopping, Ski, Society, Sumo, Swimming, Tea Ceremony, Theatre, Travel, Walking, Writing, Science

travel reports

2015/08/03 - Tambara Lavender Park

he lavender fields of Hokkaido are famous across Japan and popular with tourists, but for those of us who can't make the long journey to Hokkaido to see these flowers... read all

2013/10/30 - Cosmos and Mt. Myogi

Ichonomiya Nukisaki Jinja is a beautiful and popular shrine in Tomioka, Gunma, Japan. It is surrounded by great views, including that of Mt. Myogi, one of Gunma's three famous mountains... read all

2013/10/01 - Fall Flowers: Higanbana

Higanbana, called "red spider lily" in English (official name Lycoris radiata) is an ubiquitous fall flower blooming in late summer and early autumn usually after a heavy rain... read all
japan travel profile
how often
more than five times
how long
more than two months
travel pace
medium
travel style
individual travel
travel interests
Shrines and Temples, Castles, Gardens, Historic Towns, Museums, Arts and Crafts, Modern Cities, Popular Culture, Theme Parks, Shopping, Night Life, Industry, Outdoor, Hot Springs, Flowers, Wintersports, Beaches, Festivals, Food
accommodation used
Hotel
Business Hotel
Ryokan
Minshuku
Hostel
Camping
transportation used
Train
Shinkansen
City Bus
Highway Bus
Car
Taxi
Motorcycle
Bicycle
Domestic Flight
Ferry
Overnight Bus
tickets used
JR Kanto Pass
destinations visited
Akita
Aomori
Gujo
Hikone
Himeji
Ise Shima
Iwakuni
Kakunodate
Kamakura
Kairakuen
Kanazawa
Kawagoe
Kiso Valley
Kurashiki
Kusatsu Onsen
Kyoto
Matsumoto
Minakami
Miyajima
Nagano
Nara
Nikko
Noto Peninsula
Osaka
Saitama
Sendai
Shirakawago
Shosenkyo
Tokyo
Yaeyama Islands
Yokohama
Yuzawa
Fuji Five Lakes
Fukushima
Hakone
Hirosaki
Hiroshima
Ikaho
Izu Peninsula
Karuizawa
Morioka
Nagoya
Okayama
Towada
Yamadera
Narita
Shizuoka
Takayama
Tomioka
Yamaguchi
Aizu
Bandai
Hachimantai
Hiraizumi
Kagoshima
Kawasaki
Kirishima
Kumamoto
Miyazaki
Nasu-Shiobara
Noboribetsu
Sanriku Coast
Sapporo
Satsuma Peninsula
Shiretoko
Takachiho
Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route
Yamanouchi
Zao
sightseeing spots visited
Ouchijuku (Aizu)
Kanto Festival (Akita)
Jomon Site (Aomori)
Nebuta Matsuri (Aomori)
Otaki Cave (Gujo)
Mount Hachimantai (Hachimantai)
Tamagawa Onsen (Hachimantai)
Hikone Castle (Hikone)
Himeji Castle (Himeji)
Kokoen Garden (Himeji)
Mount Shosha (Himeji)
Mount Haruna (Ikaho)
Inner Shrine (Ise Shima)
Meoto Iwa (Ise Shima)
Kintai-kyo Bridge (Iwakuni)
Kawazu Nanadaru (Izu Peninsula)
Sakurajima (Kagoshima)
Samurai District (Kakunodate)
Enoshima (Kamakura)
Hachimangu Shrine (Kamakura)
Hasedera Temple (Kamakura)
Meigetsuin Temple (Kamakura)
Kenrokuen (Kanazawa)
Ninjadera (Kanazawa)
Onioshidashi Park (Karuizawa)
Shiraito Waterfall (Karuizawa)
Candy Alley (Kawagoe)
Kirishima Onsen (Kirishima)
Tsumago (Kiso Valley)
Kumamoto Castle (Kumamoto)
Canal Area (Kurashiki)
Ivy Square (Kurashiki)
Ohara Museum (Kurashiki)
Kusatsu Hot Springs (Kusatsu Onsen)
Mount Shirane (Kusatsu Onsen)
Sainokawara Park (Kusatsu Onsen)
Yubatake (Kusatsu Onsen)
Yumomi Performance (Kusatsu Onsen)
Fushimi Inari Shrine (Kyoto)
Ginkakuji (Kyoto)
Gion (Kyoto)
Kinkakuji (Kyoto)
Kiyomizudera (Kyoto)
Matsumoto Castle (Matsumoto)
Hot Springs (Minakami)
Mount Tanigawa (Minakami)
Outdoor Activities (Minakami)
Itsukushima Shrine (Miyajima)
Mount Misen (Miyajima)
Aoshima Island (Miyazaki)
Zenkoji Temple (Nagano)
Railway Museum (Nagoya)
Toyota Related Sights (Nagoya)
Kasuga Taisha (Nara)
Todaiji Temple (Nara)
Wakakusayama (Nara)
Shiobara Onsen (Nasu-Shiobara)
Futarasan Shrine (Nikko)
Irohazaka (Nikko)
Kegon Waterfall (Nikko)
Lake Chuzenji (Nikko)
Rinnoji Temple (Nikko)
Shinkyo Bridge (Nikko)
Hot Springs (Noboribetsu)
Jigokudani (Noboribetsu)
Keta Taisha Shrine (Noto Peninsula)
Okunoto Coast (Noto Peninsula)
Korakuen Garden (Okayama)
Kita (Umeda) (Osaka)
Minami (Namba) (Osaka)
Osaka Aquarium (Osaka)
Osaka Castle (Osaka)
Railway Museum (Saitama)
Jodogahama (Sanriku Coast)
Kitayamazaki Coast (Sanriku Coast)
Clock Tower (Sapporo)
Ibusuki (Satsuma Peninsula)
Sendai Downtown (Sendai)
Tanabata Matsuri (Sendai)
Takachiho Gorge (Takachiho)
Asakusa (Tokyo)
Imperial Palace (Tokyo)
Odaiba (Tokyo)
Shinjuku (Tokyo)
Shinjuku Gyoen (Tokyo)
Tokyo DisneySea (Tokyo)
Ueno Park (Tokyo)
Yebisu Garden Place (Tokyo)
Oirase Stream (Towada)
Iriomote Island (Yaeyama Islands)
Taketomi Island (Yaeyama Islands)
Chinatown (Yokohama)
Cup Noodles Museum (Yokohama)
Kirin Beer Factory (Yokohama)
Yamashita Park (Yokohama)
Okama Crater (Zao)
Tsuruga Castle (Aizu)
Urabandai (Bandai)
Gujo Town (Gujo)
Hachiman Castle (Gujo)
Lake Tazawa (Hachimantai)
Hakone Shrine (Hakone)
Lake Ashinoko (Hakone)
Odawara Castle (Hakone)
Castle Road (Hikone)
Chusonji Temple (Hiraizumi)
Hirosaki Castle (Hirosaki)
Neputa Mura (Hirosaki)
Hot Spring Baths (Ikaho)
Ikaho Town (Ikaho)
Ago Bay (Ise Shima)
Outer Shrine (Ise Shima)
Kawazu Cherry Festival (Izu Peninsula)
Senganen Garden (Kagoshima)
Shiroyama Park (Kagoshima)
Engakuji Temple (Kamakura)
Great Buddha (Kamakura)
Hiking Trails (Kamakura)
Kenchoji Temple (Kamakura)
Higashi Chaya District (Kanazawa)
Kanazawa Castle (Kanazawa)
Omicho Market (Kanazawa)
Oyama Shrine (Kanazawa)
Warehouse District (Kawagoe)
Kawasaki Daishi (Kawasaki)
Kirishima Shrine (Kirishima)
Ohashi House (Kurashiki)
Arashiyama (Kyoto)
Kyoto Station (Kyoto)
Kyoto Tower (Kyoto)
Philosopher's Path (Kyoto)
Ryoanji Temple (Kyoto)
Sanjusangendo (Kyoto)
Tofukuji Temple (Kyoto)
Daisho-in Temple (Miyajima)
Senjokaku (Miyajima)
Walking Trails (Miyajima)
Heiwadai Park (Miyazaki)
Miyazaki Shrine (Miyazaki)
Prefectural Museum (Miyazaki)
JR Central Towers (Nagoya)
Nagoya Castle (Nagoya)
Kofukuji Temple (Nara)
Nara Park (Nara)
Toshogu Shrine (Nikko)
Myojoji Temple (Noto Peninsula)
Sojiji Temple (Noto Peninsula)
Wajima City (Noto Peninsula)
Okayama Castle (Okayama)
Bay Area (Osaka)
Kesennuma (Sanriku Coast)
Ogimachi Village (Shirakawago)
Shiretoko Pass (Shiretoko)
Amano Iwato Shrine (Takachiho)
Takachiho Shrine (Takachiho)
Kurobe Dam (Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route)
Murodo (Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route)
Ameyoko (Tokyo)
Government Building (Tokyo)
Harajuku (Tokyo)
Ikebukuro (Tokyo)
Kappabashi Street (Tokyo)
Kyu Shiba Rikyu (Tokyo)
Marunouchi (Tokyo)
Meiji Shrine (Tokyo)
Nihonbashi (Tokyo)
Sensoji Temple (Tokyo)
Shibuya (Tokyo)
Tokyo Disneyland (Tokyo)
Tokyo Skytree (Tokyo)
Yoyogi Park (Tokyo)
Yurakucho (Tokyo)
Lake Towada (Towada)
Ishigaki Island (Yaeyama Islands)
Monkey Park (Yamanouchi)
Shiga Kogen Resort (Yamanouchi)
Yudanaka Onsen (Yamanouchi)
Minato Mirai (Yokohama)
Osanbashi Pier (Yokohama)
Fuji Q Highland (Fuji Five Lakes)
Green Bokujo (Ikaho)
Mizusawa Temple (Ikaho)
Kikko Park (Iwakuni)
Ebino Kogen (Kirishima)
Olympic Facilities (Nagano)
Oshinkoshin Falls (Shiretoko)
Utoro (Shiretoko)
Old Town (Takayama)
Takayama Jinya (Takayama)
Yatai Kaikan (Takayama)
Akihabara (Tokyo)
Ginza (Tokyo)
Imperial East Gardens (Tokyo)
Kanda (Tokyo)
Shinagawa (Tokyo)
Shiodome (Tokyo)
Tokyo Motor Show (Tokyo)
Tokyo Tower (Tokyo)
Takayama-sha (Tomioka)
Roppongi (Tokyo)
Nebuta Warasse (Aomori)
Minoo Park (Osaka)

japan living profile
living duration
5-10 years
staying until
indefinitely
current visa
Spouse Visa