Travel Tuesday: Journey to Awaji

by Jaclyn DeMarzo, Youth & Outreach Coordinator こんにちは!(Konnichiwa!) (^_^) You may have seen some of my other blogs featured in the “Morikami Makes” series where I have introduced okonomiyaki and hanami dango. I hope you enjoyed the recipes as much as I have and if you haven’t tried them yet, give them a whirl! I have spent many years of my life studying the Japanese language and culture as well as four years total living in Japan—one year as a student in the Kanto region not far from Tokyo and three years as …

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Travel Tuesday: Camping in Japan

 by Jessica Ortega, Digital Marketing Coordinator So you’ve checked the tourist traps off your list, visited a shrine (or ten!), and have spent the night in a capsule hotel—now what? There is so much to do and see in Japanese cities, that it’s easy to forget that the great Japanese outdoors is just a train ride away and well-worth your time. I lived in Hokkaido, Japan for a year while working as an English teacher through the JET Programme. There I learned that, as any Hokkaido resident will tell you, Hokkaido and nature …

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Travel Tuesdays: Hakodate!

 by Hayleigh Kanno, Education Programs Coordinator Hakodate Last month we took a ride on the brand-new Hokkaido Shinkansen and now that we’ve arrived in Hakodate I want to show you some of my favorite spots around the city. The following are just a few of the adventures Hakodate has to offer.

Travel Tuesdays: Japanese Fashion Hotspots

By: Madison Ross, Volunteer Office Intern   Hi everyone! My name is Madison Ross, and I am a new volunteer at Morikami working specifically within the Volunteer/Docent Coordinating Department. With the staff and volunteers offering such kindness and the architecture and landscapes offering a visually pleasing experience, I truly feel at peace here at Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens. Because I am a military brat, I am very used to traveling, and I am eager to learn about new cultures and visiting their origins. After learning more about George Morikami himself and …

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Travel Tuesdays: A Traveler’s Wishlist

By Valentina Rizo, Marketing Intern   Hey Morikami Fans! My name is Valentina Rizo, and I’ve been volunteering at Morikami for two years, and have recently joined the Marketing Department as their intern. I was first drawn to Morikami because of the way that the park transports you away from Florida and instantly immerses you in a beautiful Japanese landscape. I’ve always been a nature lover, and I feel at home in the garden. Over the past two years, I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know the gardens, architecture, and collection …

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The Purple-and-Green High-Speed Machine: Riding the Hokkaido Shinkansen

We are excited to introduce our new summer blog series, Travel Tuesdays! The Morikami staff have collectively traveled all over Japan, and it is our pleasure to share those experiences—along with tips, pictures, videos, and more—with our followers and supporters! So whether you’re a seasoned globe-trotter, familiar with the ins and outs of Japanese travel, or a Japan travel newbie about to embark on your first voyage, we hope you’ll enjoy!    by Hayleigh Kanno, Education Programs Coordinator Coming up on Travel Tuesdays… Food glorious food! Check out what Hakodate City has …

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