It’s been ages!

I can’t believe it’s already been 2 and a half years.… my last post was in 2017!!!!!


Time really flies…

It’s been 2 years since I quit my teaching job and joined this company. ( International friendly hostel)

It’s really fun for me to meet new people from all over the world.  I really enjoy talking with them and show them some great sites. ( i am a certified local guide )



However, our hostel will be closed until May 6th due to the current state of emergency….


♠Stay at home♠

  • Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (but only if you cannot work from home)
  • If you go out, stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people at all times
  • Wash your hands as soon as you get home

Do not meet others, even friends or family.

You can spread the virus even if you don’t have symptoms.

☝ This is from GOV.UK website.  Basically, Japan decided the same policy as UK.


★number of COVID-19 cases in Fukushima Pref.  66 (April 24)


I do hope this situation will end soon….


Autumn colors here and there

We went hiking to Tsuchiyu (Fukushima City) yesterday and enjoyed beautiful autumn colors ―

Here is a picture of Nidanuma Pond .

Yellow, red, orange and green…….vivid autumn colors here and there!

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Reflection of the colored leaves are so beautiful………..

Nidanuma Pond

And we went to the Tsutsujiyama park  - It’s a place famous for its wild flowers.

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Hydrangea is one of my favorite flowers.    You can enjoy those Autumn Hydrangea flowers in front of the park.

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Swertia japonica  Makino flowers ( Senburi in Japanese) .   They are the plants used in herbalism.

They have bitter leaves, but it is effective against hangovers!

And you can see  beautiful scenery with Japanese azaleas and Enkianthus perulatus in spring!

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This is a picture of Menuma Pond .  I took it from the top of the Park.

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According to the guide’s information, the  perfect season to see autumn leaves from here is around October 25.

I thought about how I want to come here again for the perfect scenery.


Please check the information of Tsuchiyu!!

Tsuchiyu Onsen


Friends of Japan : Fukushima

Check this video!!

Let me share  this wonderful video with you.

About 6 years have passed since the Fukushima nuclear disaster occurred on March 11 , 2011.

As you know, the huge earthquake and tsunami struck the East Coast Japan.


What images do you have about “Fukushima”?

We see lots of frightening images on the web….

In this video, the professor McMichael  says ” Most of these have nothing to do with Fukushima, and are completely false.”

I hope many people from the world come and visit here, and be storytellers to share the truth about  real Fukushima to the world.


Enjoy watching the video!!!