Apr
17
2015

Fuji Shibazakura Festival Lets You Enter A Pink Dream World

Are you ready to enter paradise? Don’t worry, it’s easier than you probably think. Paradise is located in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan. I’m talking about the yearly Fuji Shibazakura Festival! Trust me, once you’ve seen some photos, you definitely don’t want to miss this!   What exactly is the Fuji Shibazakura Festival? The Fuji Shibazakura Festival […]

Fuji Shibazakura Festival
Apr
6
2015

Top 9 Cherry Blossom Spots in Tohoku and Hokkaido

It’s cherry blossom season in Japan right now. But don’t panic if you missed it. You’ve still got a chance to catch the cherry blossoms in the colder regions of Japan where they naturally bloom later (= late April / early May). I’ve spent my Golden Week vacation in Tohoku and Hokkaido in 2012 and […]

Top Cherry Blossom Spots in Tohoku and Hokkaido
Mar
20
2015

Kerama Islands – Okinawa’s Snorkeling Paradise

I guess it’s not a secret anymore that I’m a huge Okinawa fan. Okinawa is so beautiful and all the tiny, remote islands are great for diving, snorkeling, swimming, kayaking or just relaxing. Previously, I already recommended the Yaeyama Islands, but for snorkeling the Kerama Islands are probably your best choice. Kerama Islands – A […]

Kerama Islands
Mar
5
2015

Shiraoi Ainu Museum: Following the Traces of the Ainu in Hokkaido

There are a lot of reasons why you should visit Hokkaido. One of them is to learn more about the Ainu. If you’re interested in Ainu culture, you should definitely check out one of the Ainu museums in Hokkaido. Today I want to introduce the Ainu Museum of Shiraoi which is considered one of the […]

Shiraoi Ainu Museum in Hokkaido
Feb
10
2015

Exploring Snowy Sapporo

Sapporo is the capital of Japan’s biggest prefecture, Hokkaido. You might have heard of Sapporo when it comes to winter sport as it gets a lot of snow in winter. So, it’s not surprising that Sapporo is the host of the biggest winter festival in Japan, the Sapporo Yuki Matsuri. But there’s more to explore […]

Exploring Snowy Sapporo
Feb
4
2015

Otaru: A lovely Winter Wonderland in Hokkaido

Otaru in winter offers romantic snow landscape views. It’s not far away from popular Sapporo in Hokkaido. Today I want to take a stroll together with you through the Winter Wonderland Otaru. Enjoy!~ Visited: February 10th 2014 Otaru (小樽) is a small city not too far from the well-known Sapporo, both located in Hokkaido Prefecture […]

Otaru in Winter
Jan
27
2015

Otaru Snow Light Path Festival

If you happen to be in Hokkaido in February, there are several snow festivals you should check out. One of them is the famous “Otaru Snow Light Path Festival” with lovely illuminations in the snow. Visited: February 10th 2014 In case you’re visiting the most famous snow festival in Japan, the “Sapporo Yuki Matsuri“, you […]

Otaru Snow Light Path Festival
Jan
14
2015

Impressive Snow Sculptures at the Sapporo Winter Festival

Hokkaido is a popular destination in winter, mostly for people who love winter sports. However, there’s also something else you should definitely check out: Winter Festivals! The biggest and most famous one is the annual Sapporo Winter Festival (さっぽろ雪まつり) which I’ll introduce today. Visited: February 9-11 2014 When is the Yuki Matsuri? The Sapporo Winter […]

Sapporo Snow Festival Yuki Matsuri
Jan
8
2015

The Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Visit Kyoto

If you visit Japan for the first time it’s quite possible that Kyoto is on your bucket list. Well, I will not talk you out of it because there are several good reasons why Kyoto should be one of the places you wanna see on your trip and that will make you want to come […]

Reasons To Visit Kyoto
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