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Helen A. Langford-Matsui

Freelance writer and innkeeper based in Kamakura. Helen spends most of her time picking up after her two young children, ruining the game Candy Land with homemade phonics cards, and daydreaming of owning her own cabane à sucre. She believes that homemade pies beat store pies nine times out of ten and that cold weather is pointless without snow. Helen writes about all manner of things, including travel and life in Japan. Find more of her thoughts at https://kamakuradreaming.com.



Article by Helen A. Langford-Matsui

Shinkamigoto in the Goto Islands of Japan

Exploring The Goto Islands: Things To Do in Shinkamigoto

Japan railway museum

Japan's Railroad Museums: A Paradise for Train-Lovers

fukui dinosaur travel japan

Falling in Love with Fukui: Dinosaurs, Techno Temple and Stunning Nature

train kokura japan monorail kyushu travel

Capturing the Best of Kitakyushu

Moonlight Dining at the Magnificent Maruoka Castle

5 Japan Volcanoes You Can Visit

Day Trip From Tokyo: Explore Shonan by Boat or by Board

Nature’s Playground: Kyushu’s Hiraodai Limestone Plateau

5 Reasons to Check Out Yamaha Ginza

10 Old, New and Upcoming Theme Parks Across Japan

Japan Travel: 72 Hours in Saga and Nagasaki

Get a Grip on Feudal Japan at the Recently Revamped Okayama Castle

People and Churches of Goto Islands: A Travelogue From a World Heritage Site