Old Man in Japan

Old Man in Japan

My name is Casey, and I'm just an old man living in, and traveling around, Japan. Cheers!

29/02/2024

These wonderful bakeries are everywhere in Japan, and it's so difficult to pass them up! This delightful bakery is in Tenri, Japan. The weekend is getting closer! I hope you're all doing well.

16/02/2024

Kobe beef in Kobe, Japan! Now I know where the term 'melts in your mouth' comes from. I hope you all are ready for a great weekend!

22/01/2024

This is the beautiful Kintaikyo Bridge in Iwakuni, Japan. The weather and scenery were both perfect! Be sure to try the many flavors of ice cream that Iwakuni has to offer if you visit. I hope you all have great weeks. Cheers!

11/01/2024

Here's a little fun for everyone's Thursday. I was using a translating app to help me read cooking instructions. You'll know the fun when you see it. I hope all of your weeks are going well! Cheers!

17/12/2023

This picture was taken in Kanmangafuchi Abyss in Nikko, Japan. Jizo statues are said to care for the deceased, and these statues look out over the beautiful abyss and river. I hope you all had great weekends!

13/12/2023

Enjoying the sunset overlooking Osaka, Japan, from the amazing Harukas 300. I hope your week is off to a great start!

03/12/2023

Sunrise over the amazing city of Hiroshima, Japan. I hope you are all having a great weekend!

24/11/2023

That's a lot of sake! At Omiwa Shrine in Nara, Japan. I hope you all had a great week!

16/11/2023

Cheers from Kyoto, Japan. I hope you are all doing great!

31/10/2023

I had to wait a while to get this picture, but I can think of very few places better than Miyajima Island to just sit, relax, and watch the sun go down. I hope you all have a great week! ***Please click the ‘Follow’ link if you like this post. Cheers!

25/10/2023

This picture was taken in the Senjogahara Marshland, and it’s a stunning area. The raised platform is many kilometers long and allows people to walk through this amazing landscape without harming the environment. It is not a strenuous walk, and you pass by/through beautiful waterfalls (in a future post), rivers, grasslands, mountains, forests, and marshlands. It took me and Mrs. Old Man in Japan a little over two hours to do the ‘hike’ and was one of the most enjoyable things we did during our three days in the Nikko, Japan, area. I hope the first few days of the week have gone well for you all. ***Please click the ‘Follow’ link if you like this post. Cheers!

16/10/2023

Hasedera Temple in Nara prefecture is one of my favorite temples. It’s off the normal tourist route, so it’s not normally crowded, yet it has a stunning atmosphere with dramatic views and a history that’s more than 1300 years long. Hasedera Temple houses a ten-meter-tall wooden statue of the Kannon deity, which was carved from a single tree. This picture is looking down part of the steps that lead up to the main hall. There are three sections like this of covered corridors. I hope your week is starting off great! ***Please click the ‘Follow’ link if you like this post. Cheers!

09/10/2023

This is a picture looking down Mount Kurodake in the Sounkyo region of Hokkaido. I was cursing this mountain about 3/4 of the way up, but the views from the top were well worth the pain. One of the great things about the Sounkyo area are all the onsen (hot spring baths). Upon returning to my hotel, I drank a glass of sake and then soaked in an onsen for about two hours – which was a great remedy for my aching joints. I hope you all have great weeks! ***Please click the ‘Follow’ link if you like this post. Cheers!

05/10/2023

Here's a photo of an adorable fawn in Nara Park to help get you through the week. Cheers!

01/10/2023

We spent a few nights in the amazing city of Sapporo, and as you can maybe tell from this picture, we had great weather while we were there. We had a fun evening eating Genghis Khan at the Sapporo Bier Garten while, of course, washing it down with my favorite Japanese beer – Sapporo. This picture was taken in Odori Park where the Sapporo Autumn Festival was happening. There were hundreds of food and drink booths to choose from, and we did our best to eat and drink from as many of them as we could. We rolled ourselves to the airport the next day. 😊 I hope you all are happy! ***Please click the ‘Follow’ link if you like this post. Cheers!

24/09/2023

Our six days in Hokkaido were marvelous! The weather was great, the beer was cold, the people were friendly, and we are very excited to be going back in February for the Sapporo Snow Festival. This is a picture of Mount Kurodake. The hike to the top was more difficult than expected, but the views were well worth the sore feet, legs, ankles, hips, shoulders… 😊 I hope everyone had a great week. ***Please click the ‘Follow’ link if you like this post. Cheers!

13/09/2023

To the algorithm and administrators that prevent people from seeing my posts because I do not pay for advertisements: I am not a business, and I do not make any money from my page. I'm doing this as a hobby to share the beauty of Japan with people. Please stop limiting who can see my posts simply because I do not pay for ads. Thank you very much. This is Omiwa Shrine in Miwa, Japan.

09/09/2023

This is the five-storied pagoda of Kohfukuji in Nara, Japan. It’s the second tallest wooden pagoda in Japan. It was fortunate that the four wonderful people in kimonos just happened to be walking towards me as I took the photo. ***Please click the ‘Follow’ link if you like this post. Happy Saturday!!

02/09/2023

As well as being ‘Old Man in Japan,’ I’m also a big Parrot Head, so the news of Jimmy Buffett’s death has hit me pretty hard. In true Buffett style, I learned of the news while sitting at the Des Taco Johnson bar in Tenri, Japan drinking beer with good friends and my wife. This sunrise photo was taken from my balcony in Nara, Japan. Here’s to Jimmy. Sail on, Sailor.

26/08/2023

This is my picture of the amazing Nachi Falls, and at 133 meters, it’s the tallest single-tiered waterfall in Japan. This location was a main destination of the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage routes. ***Please click the ‘Follow’ link if you like this post. I hope you all had a good week!!

19/08/2023

Koyasan (Mount Koya) is one of the most amazing places I have visited in Japan, and although it’s off the normal tourist travel route, I highly recommend making the effort to get there. This is Konpon Daito Pagoda – a 45 meter tall, two-tiered pagoda. ***Please click the ‘Follow’ link if you like this post. Cheers to you all!!

12/08/2023

Nandai-mon (Great South Gate) is the largest temple entrance gate in Japan and is located in Nara, which is where I live! This picture was taken during the annual Tokae Lantern Festival. I love this picture because if you look through the entrance of the gate, you can see the majestic Todaiji Temple illuminated in the background.**Please click the ‘Follow’ link if you like this post. Cheers to you all!!

05/08/2023

After trying to steal Mrs. Old Man in Japan’s water bottle, this little troublemaker then decided to pose for us, I’m sure, as their way of apologizing for their inappropriate behavior. 😊 This photo was taken at the Arashiyama Monkey Park Iwatayama in Kyoto, Japan. It’s quite a steep walk to get to the Park, but I highly recommend it because feeding the monkeys is great fun, and the views of Kyoto are spectacular. I hope you all had a fabulous week! ***Please click that 'Follow' link if you like this post.

29/07/2023

A while back I traveled to the Mount Fuji area with some friends and Mrs. ‘Old Man in Japan’ for a 10K run. I did not actually partake in the competition 😊, but I was there for moral support and to immediately hand them a frosty cold one upon crossing the finish line! I excelled in my responsibilities! The Fuji Five Lakes area is amazing, and taking a bad picture seems impossible. We also explored Saiko Iyashi no Sato Nenba (a rebuilt traditional village with thatched roof buildings), which I highly recommend. I hope you are all doing marvelously! ***Please click that 'Follow' link to get more Japan pictures and travel tips.

24/07/2023

I had a lot of fun last night in Osaka, Japan. This is a picture I took of Osaka Castle, which is thought of as a top cherry blossom (sakura) viewing spot. Many people will spend their free time during cherry blossom season eating/drinking the day away while sitting under these beautiful trees. I hope you all are having a wonderful day! Follow me for more Japan pictures and travel tips. Cheers!

17/07/2023

If you are traveling to Nara, Japan, and need to quench your thirst - check out the Lamp Bar. The owner and bartender (Michito Kaneko) recently won the worldwide "Bartender of the Year" contest. There's no menu. Just tell Kaneko-san the drink you want, and then watch the magic happen. This is the type of bar you might want to dress up a little. Drinks average about $15 (American) dollars each. ***Please click that 'Follow' link if you like this post. Cheers!

09/07/2023

Tenrikyo is a religion founded in Japan. Its world headquarters is located in Tenri, Japan, and is absolutely stunning to see. If you are in the Kyoto or Nara area, taking a short side trip to Tenri may be worth the time/effort. Take the road less traveled! I hope today was great for you all! ***Please click that 'Follow' link if you like this post.

03/07/2023

Japan is known as the 'Land of the Rising Sun,' but the sunsets are pretty amazing too. This photo was taken near Nikaido Station in Nara, Japan, using an old/simple iPhone camera. Just imagine how pretty it was in real life! I hope you are all healthy and happy. Follow me to see more inspirational photos from Japan.

30/06/2023

While visiting the beautiful Kenrokuen Garden in Kanazawa, Japan, be sure to take a relaxing break to recharge at the majestic Shiguretei Tea House and experience traditional Japanese green tea. Delicious! Both the tea and the view :) ***Please click that 'Follow' link if you like this post.

27/06/2023

If you make it to the mountaintop Engyoji Temple outside of Himeji, Japan, then you've made it to one of the film locations for The Last Samurai. Congrats! I hope you are all having an enjoyable day! ***Please click that 'Follow' link if you like this post.

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