Lava Fields and Ghost Towns – A couple if Gems in Japan’s Northern Honshu

Japan's Iwate Prefecture offers some really interesting and different kinds of places to visit - from hardened lava below Mount Iwate to an abandoned mining town. Today I also talk a little about the town of Kesenumma which was badly hit by the 2011 tsunami.

Irish Eyes in Japan – An Interview with Travel Blogger Lynda Hogan!

Sunday means 'interview' here on Andy's World Journeys and this time I'm 'chatting' with friend and fellow blogger, Lynda Hogan. Lynda hails from Ireland but lives in Saitama, Japan hence my incredibly corny title for the this post (sorry Lynda!). Lynda's blog details all the things there are to do in Saitama, and as such is a great source of knowledge for anyone who's planning a trip to Japan. She's also a mum, and has that in mind in many instances when she blogs.