July 2015 Japan: Glowing Mushrooms! One of the highlights of our trip to Hachijo-jima, Japan was a nighttime walk to look at the glowing mushrooms. We went to Hachijo, a small island about 180 miles south of Tokyo, to scuba dive (my post about the blennies we saw) but our host, Kotaro Tanaka, graciously took us…
Joshinetsu Highland National Park
July 2015 ~ We are having a lovely visit in the mountains of central Japan this week. We came to Japan to scuba dive and were fortunate enough to have time for a side trip to the Joshinetsu Highland National Park, located about a half-hour drive from the Kosatsu Onsen (mineral springs) where we are staying….