Takayama, Gifu – 高山市、岐阜県

Takayama (高山市) is one of my favorite cities in Japan. So this blog page will be pretty long and will have links to other pages in this website that's related to Takayama. Takayama is located in the mountainous Hida (飛騨) region in Gifu Prefecture (岐阜県). The area surrounding Takayama had been settled as far as... Continue Reading →

Takayama Jinya, 高山陣屋

Takayama Jinya is a restored government building dating back to the Edo period (江戸時代) . A jin'ya (陣屋) - not to be confused with jinja (神社) - a shinto shrine - was the administrative headquarters of a small area or domain under the Tokugawa shogunate. A domain that is assessed to potentially generate 30,000 koku... Continue Reading →

El Gato Coffee House, Houston

I was looking for a kitty fix the other day. Unlike Jakarta, it's really rare to see a cat wondering around in Houston. So looked up cat cafe and I found one called El Gato Coffee house, down at the Houston Heights. The coffee house closes at 6PM so I went straight ahead from work... Continue Reading →

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