May
20
2012

Udo Shrine in Miyazaki

Besides beautiful Aoshima, Miyazaki’s Nichinan coast has other nice spots to offer. After visiting Aoshima I took the same bus line as before which rides along the coastline. That alone is worth the bus ride! My next stop of the day was Udo Shrine, also known as Udo Jingu (鵜戸神宮). From Aoshima it’s a 45min. […]

May
14
2012

Spring in Japan: My trips in 2012

Spring in Japan is one of my favorite times to travel! I just came back from a 9 days vacation (Golden Week) a while ago. In the past few months I’ve traveled so much, it’s crazy! I’ve done 2 major trips (5 days to Kanto / Chubu in April and 9 days to Tohoku / […]

Apr
25
2012

Aoshima Island in Miyazaki

I think it’s finally time to continue posting about my winter vacation in Kyushu. After visiting Miyazaki Shrine and Heiwadai Park in the city center of Miyazaki I decided to take a day trip along the awesome and beautiful Nichinan Coastline (日南海岸, nichinan kaigan) featuring Aoshima Island, Udo Shrine and much more. Luckily the weather […]

Apr
22
2012

Hanafubuki: The best part of spring

Hello everybody! Today let me show you one of the things I like the most about Japan! HANAFUBUKI You can say what you want, but to me this is one of the most beautiful things in existance. It’s impossible to describe or transport its beauty through photos or videos. You HAVE to experience it yourself! […]

Apr
16
2012

A German Alien in Japan – Introduction

Hello and welcome to the brand new blog series “A German Alien in Japan” aka “Life as a foreigner in Japan”. Being a foreigner in Japan has its good and its bad points and I’m sure everyone who has lived in Japan for several years like me has their own experiences and strange encounters. I […]

Apr
14
2012

Japan in spring: A cherry blossom paradise

Hello everybody! It’s spring time in Japan again and that means the cherry blossoms are blooming in most regions right now. Here in Kansai they’re at their peak at the moment! I thought I should share some of my favorite cherry blossom photos that I took in the past 5 years. Yes, it’s my 5th […]

Feb
25
2012

Miyazaki Shrine and Heiwadai Park

Hello. Let’s continue with the next part of my winter vacation 2011/2012 travel report. After leaving Nobeoka before noon I went to Miyazaki where I spent the rest of the day visiting Miyazaki Shrine and Heiwadai Park. Visited: January 1st 2012 In front of Miyazaki Station. My hotel was right next to the station: Toyoko […]

Feb
14
2012

Valentine’s Day in Japan

Hello. I’m sure I don’t have to tell you what day today is, now do I? Yes, it’s February 14th, so it must be Valentine’s Day – also here in Japan! However, Valentine’s Day in Japan might be different from what you are used to! First of all, it’s a Western “holiday” that Japan adopted […]

Feb
10
2012

Nobeoka (Miyazaki, Kyushu)

Today let’s continue with the next part of my winter vacation 2011/2012 travel report where I show you Nobeoka. Early in the morning I left Takachiho by bus. My next destination was Miyazaki and the fastest way to go there (unless you have your own / rental car) is to go by bus to Nobeoka […]

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