Fuji Shibazakura Festival Lets You Enter A Pink Dream World

Are you ready to enter paradise? Don’t worry, it’s easier than you probably think. Paradise is located in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan. I’m talking about the yearly Fuji Shibazakura Festival! Trust me, once you’ve seen some photos, you definitely don’t want to miss this!   What exactly is the Fuji Shibazakura Festival? The Fuji Shibazakura Festival […]


Pink Paradise: Shibazakura at Hitsujiyama Park in Chichibu

Finally I get to post about my Golden Week Vacation 2013 (late April to early May) in greater detail. You can see a review of the whole trip here. I decided to start with one of my highlights which was the “shibazakura” at Hitsujiyama Park in Chichibu, Saitama Prefecture. And I’m sure after reading this […]


When is the best time to view cherry blossoms in Japan?

Cherry blossom season in Japan is probably the most popular time to visit. However, a lot of people wonder when’s the best time to view cherry blossoms in Japan in full bloom. The answer is both, easy and complicated. You can actually enjoy cherry blossoms in Japan almost all year round! I’m not kidding you! […]


[My Japanese Life – Ep 01]: Jasmine T. from Germany

Welcome to this new series that I call “My Japanese Life”. As I get so many similar questions concerning visa, work and life in general in Japan, I thought having various people share their experience is probably the best answer. I hope with this series you’ll get a realistic picture of life in Japan and […]


One of the World’s Tallest Statues: Ushiku Daibutsu

Japan has a lot of impressive Buddha statues, probably a lot more than you’d think. A lot of them claim to be the largest, tallest, heaviest etc. of their type, but Ushiku Daibutsu used to be the tallest statue in the WORLD until recently and is noted in the Guinness Book of Records! Visited: October […]


Golden Week in Japan And Why You Should Avoid It

I’m sure you’ve heard of the Golden Week in Japan before. Today I want to explain what exactly it means and why you should avoid it – if you can.   What exactly is Golden Week? Golden Week (ゴールデンウィーク) refers to a rare accumulation of Japanese national holidays. While students get a lot of school […]


Kawachi Fuji Garden in Kitakyushu

Besides cherry blossoms and shibazakura, Japan has some beautiful wisteria in spring. But you need to know where to find the best spots to enjoy them to the fullest. One of the most beautiful wisteria viewing spots is without a doubt the Kawachi Fuji Garden in Kitakyushu. Visited: May 4th 2014 Kawachi Fuji Garden’s colorful […]


19 Awesome Day Trips From Tokyo

I know that Tokyo is a very exciting place, especially for first-time visitors, but I cannot emphasize it often enough: It’s important to get out and see other parts of Japan as well. If you cannot afford going all the way to Kyoto, Hiroshima or Fukuoka, then at least plan a few day trips from […]

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