Nov
28
2011

Momoyama Castle, Kyoto

Hello, today I want to introduce “Momoyama Castle” to you. Earlier this month I went to Kansai for the 2039473th time. I really love Kansai and I’ve been to many places there already, but there’s always something new to discover or something old to revisit / redo. Actually I’m a “castle hunter“. I’m in love […]

Nov
26
2011

Kyoto Geisha Doll

I bet a lot of you have been to Kyoto or want to go there some day. As you might know Kyoto is famous for its traditional old houses, historical sites, tons of World Heritage tagged temples and shrines and … for geishas, of course. The best place to get an idea of what the […]

Nov
24
2011

Autumn colors in Japan (2011)

It’s slowly getting chilly here and that although I live in the southern part of Japan! October is usually the month with the most pleasant temperature. In November it’s getting cooler rather quickly and leaves change their colors. However, as Japan is quite a long and thin shaped country (I like to call it “banana” […]

Nov
21
2011

12 Japanese zodiac figures

Today I want to introduce another treasure of mine: Figures of all 12 Japanese zodiac animals Actually, the title is not exactly right as those zodiacs have their origin in China, so more accurately we’re talking about the Chinese Zodiac signs. I’m sure most of you have heard of them? There are 12 animal zodiac […]

Nov
18
2011

Mount Koya, Wakayama

This is a travel report of my most recent trip to Mount Koya (official website) in Wakayama Prefecture. Although I’ve been to quite a lot of places in Kansai already, I never got to visit Mount Koya (高野山) – until now. What is Mount Koya anyways? Mount Koya is primarily known as the world headquarters […]

largest stone garden in Japan (Mt. Koya)
Nov
13
2011

Temple and Shrine seal book

You have probably seen a temple and shrine seal book already, but you were not sure what exactly it is? Trust me when I say you’re missing out on something GREAT!   What is a temple and shrine seal book? I think most people outside of Japan don’t know about these temple and shrine seal […]

Nov
13
2011

How I made it to Japan

Hello. :stars: This is the first post in this blog. Thanks to those of you who are reading along from the very start! :hearts: A lot of people are interested in coming to Japan. Some only want to visit, some want to come and try living here for some time. Others want to leave their […]

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