the black lava plain often called 'desert' on Oshima island

Ura-Sabaku: Japan’s Only Desert Can Be Found On An Island

Possibly the only ‘desert’ in Japan is found on Mihara mountain on Oshima island, the…

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smelling 'fart grass' on Oshima island

Discovering how kids can have fun on Oshima Island

Living abroad has many advantages. Especially making trips to new places, which my family calls…

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rioting colors of maple leaves,  all over Japan

It’s all about the leaves on Tokyo Islands

As the days grow shorter and nights get cooler, the leaves are changing color. In…

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