There is so much to see in Japan, for sure you will walk for miles and miles, running around from one beautiful temple to another gorgeous shrine. Traveling is exciting but can also be exhausting. Japanese Inns (ryokan) have been offering hot spring
When planning a trip to Japan, many people think about the big cities: Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka. Not strange because they are shown by media; they have lots to offer and play an important role in the Japanese society. However, I would like to challenge
Hiroshima and Miyajima both made a big impression on me, for completely different reasons. Actually I think their contrasts make a great combo. And located so close to each other! If you get the chance, I would definitely recommend to visit both.
Magome and Tsumago are two charming, old postal towns in the Kiso Valley. Magome (Gifu Prefecture) and Tsumago (Nagano Prefecture) are located along the Nakasendo Trail, an important route that connected Tokyo with Kyoto during the Edo period
The 3776 meters high Mount Fuji is THE symbol of Japan and one of the most famous mountains in the world. Chureito Pagoda, Mt. Fuji and some blossom together in one photo is picture perfect to me. Lake Kawaguchiko (or Lake Kawaguchi) is the
Wow, what a city. Tokyo feels so vibrant! Full of life. Like a mix of New York, Hong Kong and Paris at the same time! With all of these impulses and energies coming at you, you may wonder how it would be best to spend your time? In this blog post I
Tokyo is an exciting city where trends are set. The city is known for crazy fun cool themed restaurants. “Everyone’s has got to eat, so better make it fun” they must have thought?! Typical Japanese humor - the crazier the better! Themed
The Arashiyama bamboo forest in Kyoto is such a dreamy place, like a fairytale really. Especially early in the morning. Pretty much everybody knows about this forest, but not many know about the nearby fun and pretty temples. In this article I will
Dream vs. reality To see the cherry blossom bloom in Japan. That was my dream. I guess that counts for many people, making March/April peak tourist season. This year (2018) the cherry blossoms started to bloom in Japan about two weeks earlier than
Iconic Japan Blossom and Mt. Fuji, the most photographed icons of Japan. For me, close to that comes another Japanese image: a bathing monkey with snow on top of his cute little head, who has such a satisfied grim on his face. Do you know that photo?