Mar
25
2014
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Is Dating Japanese Women Really That Easy?

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I’ve previously written about dating in Japan and interviewed a few of my female fellow bloggers about dating Japanese men. After publishing it, a lot of men asked questions about dating Japanese women. They were mainly concerned about how to approach a Japanese woman and cross-cultural differences that could be an issue. So, I decided […]

Dating Japanese Women
Mar
22
2014
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Sekai no Ume Koen (World Plum Park) near Himeji

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I know, I know. Everyone loves cherry blossom season in Japan. But don’t forget about plum blossoms! I’ll never understand why they get less attention from foreign visitors. They’re just as beautiful and on top of that they SMELL better! There are several great plum blossom viewing spots. Today I want to introduce one of […]

Sekai no Ume Koen - World Plum Park in Hyogo Prefecture
Mar
18
2014
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The Beauty of Japan Captured on Video

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If you are a regular reader, I probably don’t have to tell you that Japan is a beautiful and interesting country. I try my best to show you this through my photos, but you’ve probably noticed the lack of videos. I admit that I neither have proper equipment nor the necessary skills or knowledge to […]

Fantastic Japan Video by Amnesiart
Mar
14
2014
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Earthquakes and Nuclear Power Plants in Japan

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Everybody knows that Japan is prone to earthquakes. In fact, there are quakes almost every single day. What really matters are the “big ones”, though. We all just revelled in sad memories as the “biggest one” had its third anniversary on March 11th, 3 days ago. Stronger quakes can cause tsunami which are even scarier. […]

Earthquake in Japan March 14, 2014
Mar
9
2014
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The Treasures of Ishiyamadera in Otsu

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Otsu in Shiga Prefecture is not too far away from Kyoto and makes a great day trip. Besides Miidera Temple, Ishiyamadera is another great spot for cherry blossom viewing in spring. Visited: April 5th 2013 Access to Ishiyamadera Ishiyamadera (石山寺) is a temple in Otsu City, Shiga Prefecture (map), not too far away from Kyoto […]

Ishiyamadera Temple in Otsu
Mar
1
2014
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Japanniversary: 6 Years Of Living In Japan – Review

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Wow, has it really been 6 years already? I’ve always been interested in Japan, but never had a chance to visit until the summer of 2007. That was right after graduating from university. I had a great time in Japan, but I remember clearly that I also was glad to be back home in Germany […]

6 Years in Japan
Feb
16
2014
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Miidera Temple in Otsu (Shiga) – One of Japan’s Largest Temples

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A lot of tourists think of Kyoto or maybe Osaka when they plan a trip to the Kansai region of Japan. Many don’t seem to know that there’s so much more to explore. Otsu City is just a few minutes away by train from Kyoto and has to offer some very interesting sights. Today I […]

Miidera Temple Otsu
Feb
8
2014
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Japanese Latte Art: Cat Marshmallows

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You’ve probably noticed that so-called “Latte Art” has become really popular in Japan recently. And “Japanese Latte Art” is the most amazing and cutest out there!   Recent Hype: Japanese Latte Art Kazuki Yamamoto is probably the one who made it so popular. He’s a barista in Osaka who has created some nice pieces of […]

Japanese Latte Art - Cat Marshmallow
Feb
3
2014
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Takeda Castle – “The Castle in the Sky”

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Hyogo Prefecture has a lot of great castles and thus is a must-visit for castle fans. Besides the famous and beautiful Himeji Castle, there’s another one that got really popular in recent years: Takeda Castle! In the media it’s often called “The Castle in the Sky” or “Machu Picchu of Japan“. Visited: April 4th 2013 […]

Takeda Castle in Hyogo Prefecture
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