Kayotei Country Inn in Ishikawa

Kayotei Country Inn in Ishikawa

By Everett Kennedy Brown When I first heard of Hokuriku I thought it sounded like a rooster call. When I actually visited the region just…

Takayama and the Northern Alps

Takayama and the Northern Alps

It makes sense that Takayama is sister city to Cusco, the culturally rich and picturesque Peruvian city with an Incan heritage that is set in…

Kanazawa: Visiting a Cultural Treasure

Kanazawa: Visiting a Cultural Treasure

Standing on the ramparts of the partially rebuilt and impressive Kanazawa castle, one can look out over this lovely, prosperous city to the gleaming sea…

Japanese Time Travel in Sado

Japanese Time Travel in Sado

Japan is a great place for time travel. In the remote villages, temples and shrines of the countryside there are places that lure the imagination…

Himi, Toyama Prefecture: A Country of Water

Himi, Toyama Prefecture: A Country of Water

Typhoon #18 is roaring up from the south Pacific toward Himi, the small fishing village on the Sea of Japan where I am staying at…

Himi, Toyama Prefecture: Fixed Net

Himi, Toyama Prefecture: Fixed Net

© Himi City, Toyama Prefecture The fleet was grounded and I missed my chance to watch the fishing. The daily auction would proceed, I presumed,…