Apr
17
2015
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Fuji Shibazakura Festival Lets You Enter A Pink Dream World

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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 […]

Fuji Shibazakura Festival
Apr
14
2015
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Harajuku Fashion and Overseas Parcel Service

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Are you interested in Japanese fashion, especially Harajuku fashion? Do you love Japanese items, but have a hard time getting your hands on them? Then you should better read on! Today I want to introduce a friend of mine. Anji is an adorable fellow German who lives in Tokyo with her Japanese hubby. So, without […]

Harajuku Fashion Salz Tokyo and KAERU Parcels
Apr
11
2015
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Cherry Blossom Season Vocabulary

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It’s cherry blossom season in Japan right now, so I thought it might be a good idea to introduce some Japanese words that you might come across in spring. Don’t worry, those words are rather easy to remember and maybe you already know a few of them. Sakura Well, the most obvious vocabulary that you […]

Cherry Blossom Season Vocabulary
Apr
9
2015
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Teaching German in Japan – The Truth About Job Opportunities

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As most of you might know by now I’m a “German Alien in Japan“. A lot of you might think that I’m working as a German teacher, but I’m actually working as an English teacher here in Japan. Why, you ask? Well, that’s because it’s extremely difficult to find a job as a German teacher […]

Teaching German in Japan
Apr
6
2015
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Top 9 Cherry Blossom Spots in Tohoku and Hokkaido

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It’s cherry blossom season in Japan right now. But don’t panic if you missed it. You’ve still got a chance to catch the cherry blossoms in the colder regions of Japan where they naturally bloom later (= late April / early May). I’ve spent my Golden Week vacation in Tohoku and Hokkaido in 2012 and […]

Top Cherry Blossom Spots in Tohoku and Hokkaido
Apr
3
2015
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9 Things You Might Miss When Living in Japan

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So, you’re finally in Japan. You’ve made it here and you’re the happiest being around town. Great. But once this ‘honeymoon’ stage is over, you’ll start to see some of the “dark sides” as well. You’ll miss certain things for sure. And I’m not talking about being homesick here! Obviously what you’ll miss depends greatly […]

Things You Might Miss When Living in Japan
Mar
20
2015
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Kerama Islands – Okinawa’s Snorkeling Paradise

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I guess it’s not a secret anymore that I’m a huge Okinawa fan. Okinawa is so beautiful and all the tiny, remote islands are great for diving, snorkeling, swimming, kayaking or just relaxing. Previously, I already recommended the Yaeyama Islands, but for snorkeling the Kerama Islands are probably your best choice. Kerama Islands – A […]

Kerama Islands
Mar
14
2015
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Japanese Castles – A Backpacker’s Guide

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If you’re interested in Japanese castles (like me), then you shouldn’t miss today’s interview. My guest is Julien Mentzer who has published a book called “Japanese Castles – A Backpacker’s Guide“. He’ll talk about his newest project with us today. He’s a fellow castle lover and I enjoyed being interviewed by him in March 2014. […]

Japanese Castles - A Backpacker's Guide
Mar
5
2015
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Shiraoi Ainu Museum: Following the Traces of the Ainu in Hokkaido

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There are a lot of reasons why you should visit Hokkaido. One of them is to learn more about the Ainu. If you’re interested in Ainu culture, you should definitely check out one of the Ainu museums in Hokkaido. Today I want to introduce the Ainu Museum of Shiraoi which is considered one of the […]

Shiraoi Ainu Museum in Hokkaido
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