Weekend in Kanazawa

Kanazawa castle wall in Kanazawa Central Japan photographed by Native Expat 2019

Kanazawa in Ishikawa prefecture is one of three prefectures in the 北陸 (Hokuriku or Central Japan) and it was a perfect quick weekend getaway from Tokyo when my parents visited my husband and me from Australia. It felt odd to welcome my Japanese parents from Australia to Tokyo and I felt guilty for not being … Continue reading Weekend in Kanazawa

Summer weekend in Sapporo

sapporo otaru milk scallop seafood sapporo university crab all the good things of sapporo hokkaido photographed by native expat

A lucky business trip to Sapporo last Monday gave us an opportunity to travel to the prefecture that I most wanted to visit in Japan, the northern island in Japan, Hokkaido. After landing in Chitose Airport at 8:30am on Saturday, we caught the train for 50 minutes into the city center, Sapporo. It was quite … Continue reading Summer weekend in Sapporo