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Trami (typhoon No.24)
It was a summer (and perhaps will be an autumn) of superlatives: the shortest rainy season, the hottest months of July and August, the deadliest...
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Nihonkai Tour 2018 - Day 7
Typhoon No. 20 ('Cimaron') left flooded rivers, disrupted train services and several thousands of households without electricity in its wake, but...
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Nihonkai Tour 2018 - Day 6
After a hearty breakfast, we set out for Izumo-taisha (出雲大社), the Izumo Grand Shrine. It is located on the northwestern outskirts of the city and...
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Nihonkai Tour 2018 - Day 5
On Day 5, we left early for Matsue in Shimane Prefecture, about 120 km west of Tottori. There are no highways along the coast of San’in, only...
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Nihonkai Tour 2018 - Day 4
Busy day in Tottori. We visited: The dunes the Sand Museum the Tottori Castle Ruins the Ikeda clan graves Iwami to join a boat tour the Hakuto...
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Nihonkai Tour 2018 - Day 3
We planned a brief stopover in Amanohashidate, one of the three Scenic Views of Japan, but ended up spending the whole day. Here’s why...
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Nihonkai Tour 2018 - Day 2
The second day of our journey saw us set out south for Fukui Prefecture. After a brief stop at the scenic cliffs of Tojimbo, we were headed for...
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Nihonkai Tour 2018 - Day 1
This year’s summer trip will bring us from Kanazawa to Shimane and back to Kobe via Ako and Himeji. It’s the first time for me to travel along the...
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から Vs に Vs へ Vs まで Part 5 (final)
Introduction For the last entry, I thought I'd do all remaining 10 as I find Lesson 6 pretty easy generally speaking. Much easier than は vs が...
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から Vs に Vs へ Vs まで Part 4 (perfect Score)
Introduction This is a follow up to my two previous entries about the four particles. This time I'll be doing from #16 to #20. I just realized I...
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Introduction This is a follow up to my two previous entries about the four particles. This time I'll be doing from #11 to #15. Exercise #10 to 15...
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Introduction This is a follow up to my previous entry where I explore and try to understand the distinctions between the four particles. Exercise...
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Introduction Hello guys, Sorry I made a mistake in the last entry. It was the same as the previous one. This is entry is the good one. I had...
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Introduction: Alright, here it is then, the last part of this exercise. I'd say it was easy for more than half but then got harder towards the...
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Introduction: This is a continuation from the previous part 1 about the same particles as before. In the first part, I made a single mistake so I...
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で Vs を Vs に Vs へ: Part 1
Alright, let's get to work! Although there's still some misunderstandings in my previous exercises, I don't want to wait too long before getting...
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を Vs で
Hello guys, You might be surprised about this exercise topic, I know I was. I was expecting the particles to keep adding up and become more...
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は Vs が Vs も Vs の
Alright so we're back to making new exercises, this time with 「の」included. I've always thought of の as a fairly easy particle so it's not like...
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