Other Voices

Izu Wasabi Farm

Nestled in the picturesque mountains of the Izu Peninsula, Japan, Izu wasabi is celebrated for its high quality and distinctive flavour. This exceptional wasabi thrives in Kawazu, near the Amagi mountain range, where clear, cold spring water flows continuously, and … Read More

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Hydrangea Festival

Spring is a wonderful time to visit Shimoda. There is an entire month dedicated to the hydrangea festival, and this one lasts the whole month! I walked through it in early June. The garden and park area are stunning, and … Read More

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Kuronefune Matsuri (Black Ship Festival)

If you are here in May, there is a yearly festival that is surprisingly big given the town’s size and is so much fun! Kurofune means “Black Ship” in English and is the celebration of the Americans arriving in their … Read More

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Spring in Shimoda

It’s Alice again, back for another post! I have so much I want to share about the different places I have visited here in Shimoda this spring. Some backstory: After living in Japan for months now and living on three … Read More

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A Staff Perspective

Hi! My name is Alice, and I work at Retreat Wabi-Sabi! I wanted to share my experience of this wonderful retreat with all you interested readers. This is just my perspective, but I have found this place to be something … Read More

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A Danish View of Japan: På eventyr i Japan

Japan betyder ”solens ophav” og kaldes for Nippon, 日 (sol) 本 (ophav), men er bedre kendt som solens rige. Efter at have opholdt mig i Japan i to måneder, fremgår det tydeligt hvorfor, at solen har sit herredømme i dette … Read More

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shimoda on a bicycle

Japón no es solo lo que viste en Doraemon!

Si durante tu infancia (o puede que incluso ahora) fuiste un fiel seguidor de estos dibujos, al llegar a Japón y empezar a descubrirlo te vendrán a la mente muchas, muchísimas semejanzas que harán que sueltes una sonrisa de vez … Read More

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