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Morioka Castle Site Park

After the typhoon hit almost all of Japan the weather never got better and more than half of my vacation it had pretty bad weather. Luckily the last day was different with blue sky and sunshine! It was a very long day for me that...

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Hakodate City in Hokkaido

Hakodate City offers a diverse range of attractions besides the famous star-shaped fort Goryokaku, Mt. Hakodate and the famous Morning Market. Today I want to introduce a few of those various spots of interest to you. Visited:...

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Hakodate Morning Market

While my personal highlight of Hakodate was the star-shaped Goryokaku Fort, Hakodate has to offer many other things as well. Mt. Hakodate has an awesome night view and there’s also the famous Hakodate Morning Market near...

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Mount Hakodate in Hokkaido

When you’re in Hakodate (Hokkaido) then Mt. Hakodate with its awesome night view is without a doubt a highlight besides the star-shaped Goryokaku Fort and the Hakodate Morning Market. Visited: May 5th and 6th 2012...

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Goryokaku Fort in Hakodate

I arrived in Hakodate on the night of the 5th. The next day was rainy, so I decided to take a long bus ride and visit Matsumae Castle. Back in Hakodate at night I enjoyed the great night view from Mt. Hakodate (which I’ll...

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Matsumae Castle in Hokkaido

After leaving Aomori Prefecture I entered Hokkaido and thus left the Tohoku Region for a few days. Hokkaido is geographically the largest prefecture in Japan! I stayed only at the Western tip which was still very close to Tohoku...

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Hirosaki Neputa Village

After visiting Aomori City in the morning and then the Hirosaki Castle Park in the early afternoon my last stop of the day was the Hirosaki Neputa Village aka Tsugaru-han Neputa Village (津軽藩ねぷた村) which is right next to the...

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Hirosaki Castle Park

After visiting Aomori City in the morning, I went to Hirosaki City to visit the Hirosaki Castle Park for the rest of the day. And so my Tohoku Tour continued. Visited: May 4th 2012 On the left photo you see the main reason for my...

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A German Alien in Japan – Staring

It’s time for another post in the blog series “A German Alien in Japan“. There are so many things I want to share with you, but I should have started writing about them right after I came to Japan. Why? Because...