Kinosaki Onsen: Mikiya

More beautiful views and things to do in Hyogo’s best onsen town! For this trip, we stayed at Mikiya. With over 300 years of history, Mikiya is one of the oldest ryokan in all of Kinosaki. Mikiya is also famous as the lodging that notable Taisho period novelist Shiga Naoya stayed at for months at…

A Bit of Europe in Kobe – Kitano Ijinkan Foreign Residences (Part 2)

This article is a continuation of our first article on the Kitano Ijinkan here. So, you’re done having your amazing cheese fondue at the Swiss Chalet and want to do more exploring? In this article we’ll take a look at two of the biggest and grandest foreign residences, visit a hilltop Shinto shrine, and eat…