Apr
25
2015

How To Do a Maiko Dress-Up in Kyoto

Kyoto has so many beautiful sights to offer, but there’s something you definitely should try when in Kyoto. It might be expensive, but trust me it’s totally worth it. I’m talking about doing a Maiko dress-up in Kyoto. Maiko dress-up in Kyoto. That’s me in a light blue kimono. (Studio Shiki) What is a Maiko? […]

Apr
22
2015

Kawachi Fuji Garden in Kitakyushu

Besides cherry blossoms and shibazakura, Japan has some beautiful wisteria in spring. But you need to know where to find the best spots to enjoy them to the fullest. One of the most beautiful wisteria viewing spots is without a doubt the Kawachi Fuji Garden in Kitakyushu. Visited: May 4th 2014 Kawachi Fuji Garden’s colorful […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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