Sep
17
2012

Ishinomaki Tsunami 2011 Devastation

In order to access Tashirojima (Cat Island) you have to take a ferry from Ishinomaki … and that’s how I ended up there. Originally I had no intention to do any sightseeing or take photos there, but when I saw how badly the city had been destroyed by the tsunami I was so sad and […]

Sep
14
2012

Tashirojima – Cat Island

After leaving Yamagata Prefecture I headed to Miyagi Prefecture. Together with Fukushima this is the only prefecture that I had already visited before. So I have already been to some major tourist attractions there. This time I wanted to make a dream come true and so I visited “Tashirojima” – also known as “Cat Island”. […]

Sep
11
2012

Yamagata Karamatsu Kannon-do and Bunshokan

After coming back from Yamadera, I still had half the afternoon left, so I decided to explore Yamagata City a bit more. All I had seen so far was the great Kajou Park and I was sure there was more to discover than just that! Visited: April 30th 2012 Near JR Yamagata Station I got […]

Sep
8
2012

Yamadera in Yamagata Prefecture

The second day of my Golden Week Vaction I also spent in Yamagata Prefecture. After exploring Yamagata Kajou Park and Kaminoyama on my first day, I was off to the famous Yamadera on my second day. Visited: April 30th 2012 JR Yamadera Station can be easily accessed by the “JR Senzan Line” from JR Yamagata […]

Sep
5
2012

Kaminoyama (Yamagata Prefecture)

After spending my afternoon in Yamagata City in the beautiful Kajou Park I went for a short side trip later that day to Kaminoyama. It only takes a bit more than 10 minutes by local train to go from JR Yamagata Station to Kaminoyama-Onsen Station with the “JR Ou Line”. Visited: April 29th 2012 Although […]

Sep
2
2012

Yamagata Castle (Kajou Park)

It’s finally time to present my Golden Week trip to Tohoku. I really hope that my posts will encourage people to come and visit Tohoku. So many people avoid the region nowadays because of the Great Earthquake and Tsunami 2011 that hit Fukushima and Miyagi Prefectures especially hard, but also had effects on many other […]

Aug
30
2012

Shimabara (Nagasaki)

Nagasaki Prefecture is one of my favorite prefectures in whole Japan and having been to all prefectures, I think I can allow myself a judgement like this. Thus it was a pleasure to not only visit Nagasaki City again, but also other great places such as Gunkanjima, Omura and Hirado. My final stop in Nagasaki […]

Aug
27
2012

Hirado (Nagasaki)

After visiting Omura on my way from Nagasaki (Gunkanjima) I finally arrived in Hirado which is also in Nagasaki Prefecture. Visited: January 7th 2012 It’s a pleasant small city, but a bit complicated to access by train. The train station is named “Tabirahiradoguchi” and is a little away from the city center. I arrived at […]

Aug
2
2012

Omura Park in Nagasaki

After visiting Gunkanjima in Nagasaki City in the morning I was heading towards Hirado in the afternoon. Before arriving there, I stopped by in Omura City which is on the way. I wanted to visit Kushima Castle in Omura Park so that I could add it to my Japanese Castles list. Visited: January 6th 2012 […]

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