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Aka Tombo: The Red Dragonfly

When visiting Japan one of the more pleasant insects you might see if you’re a bit lucky is the red dragonfly (aka tombo, 赤とんぼ). My area seems to be especially famous as many of them used to gather there, but I heard that...

Recommendations

Blog: Surviving in Japan

After introducing the brand new online magazine “Tsuki” in my last recommendation post, I want to go ahead and present you a great blog today! “Surviving in Japan (without much Japanese)” (click) Although...

Travel

Gunkanjima – Battleship Island

After leaving Yakushima, my next destination was Nagasaki. I’ve been to Nagasaki before (blog posts will follow) and it’s still one of my favorite Japanese cities! This time I was heading to a really cool sight:...

Culture

Himono Onna – The Dried Fish Woman

I’m pretty sure that most of you know what a dried fish is, right? I also think you’ve heard of “women”? But what on earth is a “dried fish woman”? Japanese society can be tough. There’s this...

Travel

Shiratani Unsuikyo (Yakushima Day 3)

After visiting some waterfalls and the Yakushima Fruit Garden on my first day as well as the Yakusugi Land and Yakusugi Museum on my second day, I finally got to visit the highlight I had been longing for: Shiratani Unsuikyo...

Favorite Photos

Akashi Kaikyo Bridge (Photo #2)

Today’s photo features one of my favorite bridges in Japan: The Akashi Kaikyo Bridge is with almost 4km the world’s longest suspension bridge! The bridge connects Maiko in Kobe with Awaji Island. It’s a...

Travel

Yakusugi Land and Museum (Yakushima Day 2)

If you haven’t yet you should first check out Yakushima Day 1: Waterfalls and Fruit Garden. For detailed tourist information about Yakushima, you should download this pdf file provided by the Japan National Tourism...