Tag Archives: Aizu

Aizu Wakamatsu’s Other Onsen- Ashinomaki Onsen

  Autumn has officially arrived, and with it, onsen season is fully in swing. Aizu Wakamatsu, the samurai city, is home to the famous onsen district of Higashiyama. However, did you know Aizu Wakamatsu is home to another lovely onsen … Continue reading

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Enjoying Golden Week in and around Fukushima

  Are you ready? In just a few short weeks you will be experiencing (again, for our veteran JETs) the joy that is one of the few times a year almost every single person in Japan is on vacation due … Continue reading

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Autumn Train Ride in Aizu

by Mary Torricke-Barton Photos by Phillip Torricke-Barton On Sunday 11th November, Hiroshi, Felicity, Phil and I went on the “Oza Toro Tenbo Train”.  It is a special train trip from Aizu-Wakamatsu to Tajima run by Aizu Tetsudo during autumn. On … Continue reading

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JET Study Tour: Aizu and Kitakata

by Natalie Donohue On the weekend of the 19th and 20th of October, a number of JETs took part in a ‘study tour’ to Aizu and Kitakata. The purpose of the tour was to have the chance to see some of … Continue reading

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Aizu Samurai Festival 2013– A Retrospective

by Ceallach Stevens Being a first year JET, I am still not exactly sure what sort of high jinks I get myself into when I sign up for things.  Will it be fun?  Will it suck like an empty matter … Continue reading

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