In the end of April to the beginning of May, nanohana flowers bloom in the fields of Nagano prefecture. The town of Iiyama holds an annual festival to celebrate the beauty of blooming nanohana flowers which cover the fields of the Chikuma river valley. On the menu: Japanese festival food, ice cream and gorgeous scenery.
Since my better half is Japanese I often have the chance to travel to Japan. I grew fond over time of this magnificent country. I thought of sharing with you some places worth visiting in this little but growing travel guide to Japan. I try to show with images what I can't express with words. I hope you may find here some inspiration! For those who wonder, I chose the moniker Gaijin-San after being called like this by a waitress at a grilled eel restaurant. "Gaijin" means foreigner and "San" is a honorific suffix in Japanese. View all posts by Gaijin San