Yokohama

Mr.Copeland’s Spring Valley Brewery

When you go down the slope near the Bluff clinic on Yamate, you will find the building of an Elementary school and its large schoolyard down there. There was a brewery called Spring Valley Brewery. The green valley with abundant rainfall enjoyed abundant spring water. A Norway-born American Mr. William Copeland(1834-1902) started the brewery at […]

Ollie
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Craft Beer in the open air

Since the emergency measure was enforced in my town, we have not been able to drink alcohol at restaurants for nearly two months, which is my favorite pastime on weekends. I’ve learned to buy a canned beer at a shop and drink at park. Now Rinko Park is the destination of my walk. I stop […]

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Oahu, Hawaii

I went to Honolulu with my brother last November. We visited the island to sprinkle my mom’s ashes off Oahu. She died at the age of 82 on July 1. She had suffered from series of health problem in the past few years. I have seen her becoming frail gradually. She liked travels. Hawaii was […]

Yang Tsu River
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Shanghai, China

I visited Shanghai from May 20 until May 26 for business. I do not remember exactly how many times I had visited the city. It could be over 10 times. Every time I visit there, I would always realize the city is changing at a rapid pace. It’s been almost 10 years since I visited […]

Kailua Beach
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Lanikai Beach, Oahu

I’ve never seen beautiful beach like this before. White beach, clear water, palm trees swaying in the winds. it is never an exaggeration to say ” heaven in this world”. The beach was ever ranked the most beautiful beach in the U.S. There are no shops and parking lots around. People are enjoying themselves in […]

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Chong King, China

The city along the Yangtze river is a starting point of many cruises to the Three Gauges Dam. It was known as mountainous city. The center of the city is occupied with modern high buildings. But It still keeps the atmosphere of old Chinese city, which Shanghai has lost now. During my stay, I was […]

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Hong Kong

Hong Kong is my favorite destination. I’ve started visiting every year since 2013. I would stay at Marriott Courtyard in Sai Yin Pun near Hong Kong University, Kennedy town. It is located in front of the tram line. MTR station is just a few minute. You can go Central area in just 10 minutes. There […]

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Kona, Hawaii

I have many reasons to visit Hawaii Island or “the Big Island” : Kona Brewing, Honoka’a town, Akaka Falls, Suisan Fish Market, to name a few. I’ve to Hilo before, but it was just a overnight stay. I had no chance to see those places. So I wanted to visit and see around the island […]

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Macau, China

This is my dream trip to Macau. I wanted to visit the cathedral and churches on the island someday. I was visiting Hong Kong before going to Mainland China. I decided to make a short trip on Saturday though the weather was not ideal. Actually I was welcomed by occasional rain. After eating breakfast at […]

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Qingdao, China

Qingdao was once a German colony for 16 years from 1896 until 1914. The legacy of the colonial rule could be seen still in the city. Tsingdao beer is a popular brand in the nation. It was originally founded by German. There are old buildings built during the period in the town. They give European […]