Jan
23
2015
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But I AM speaking Japanese!

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You can speak basic Japanese. You know a few words. Japanese people compliment you after a mere “arigatou”. But what happens when you actually speak Japanese (pretty much) fluently? Will the compliments stop? Will people think you’re the most awesome person ever? Will you finally be able to communicate with Japanese people properly? Uh, maybe […]

Life as a German in Japan
Jan
14
2015
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Impressive Snow Sculptures at the Sapporo Winter Festival

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Hokkaido is a popular destination in winter, mostly for people who love winter sports. However, there’s also something else you should definitely check out: Winter Festivals! The biggest and most famous one is the annual Sapporo Winter Festival (さっぽろ雪まつり) which I’ll introduce today. Visited: February 9-11 2014 When is the Yuki Matsuri? The Sapporo Winter […]

Sapporo Snow Festival Yuki Matsuri
Jan
8
2015
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The Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Visit Kyoto

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If you visit Japan for the first time it’s quite possible that Kyoto is on your bucket list. Well, I will not talk you out of it because there are several good reasons why Kyoto should be one of the places you wanna see on your trip and that will make you want to come […]

Reasons To Visit Kyoto
Dec
11
2014
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Cat Lovers: Don’t Miss These Cat Places in Japan!

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It’s not a secret that I’m a huge cat lover. Are you one, too? There are many awesome cat places in Japan I want to introduce to you today. You absolutely can’t miss them if you’re visiting Japan! You might have heard about Maneki Neko, Cat Cafés …. and maybe even Cat Island?! In this […]

Cat Places in Japan
Dec
6
2014
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The 4 Outermost Spots of Japan

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As you hopefully know, Japan is an island, which means there’s edges and spots that mark the end of the land … if you’re not careful you’ll drown. ;) Of course this means that you cannot walk to another country, you’ll have to either take a ship or an airplane … or for the brave […]

The Outermost Spots of Japan
Dec
3
2014
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A Quick Guide: Gift Giving in Japan – Dos and Don’ts

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With a rich culture, history and several ancient legends, there are plenty of superstitions to be aware of when giving gifts in Japan. Whether you need to send gifts to Japan to thank a host or want to send a gift basket to a business partner, there are things you need to know. Numbers, colors […]

Gift Giving in Japan
Nov
29
2014
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Hokkaido in Summer – 2 Week Itinerary

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It’s surely been a long time since I last posted something. So, first of all, I want to apologize. You know that I’ve been travelling a LOT these past few months, so now I can show you lots of new places and photos! Let’s start with my summer vacation 2014 which I spent in Hokkaido […]

Hokkaido in Summer
Aug
2
2014
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Busy Japan Travel Time Ahead

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Today, I’m just writing to let you know that there won’t be regular blog posts for a while. I’ll be busy travelling around Japan a lot in the next few months. And I’ll be back with (hopefully) a lot of breathtaking photos, useful information and new places I can introduce to all of you. I’ll […]

Busy Japan Travel Time
Jul
27
2014
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Pink Paradise: Shibazakura at Hitsujiyama Park in Chichibu

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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 […]

Shibazakura at Hitsujiyama Park in Chichibu
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