2013  Oct 9th ´

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Breathtakingly Dangerous: Nada Kenka Matsuri in Himeji

Himeji is mostly famous for its great castle. Himeji Castle is without a doubt one of the most impressive (...)

2013  Jul 7th ´

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Tanabata Festival aka The Star Festival

Today is July 7th in Japan and that’s when the calendar tells us it’s “Tanabata” (七夕) which is also (...)

2013  Jun 29th ´

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Himeji Yukata Festival in June

When you hear “Himeji” you probably think of the beautiful “Himeji Castle” which is certainly what Himeji is most (...)

2013  Mar 3rd ´

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Hina Matsuri (The Doll’s Festival)

Not only today, but every year on March 3rd Japan celebrates the so-called “Hina Matsuri” (ひな祭り). The festival is (...)

2013  Feb 12th ´

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Kanamara Matsuri: Phallus festival in Kawasaki

After sharing my Golden Week Vacation 2012 with you recently, I want to go a little bit back in (...)

2012  Oct 23rd ´

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Aomori City

After getting soaked on the Shimokita Peninsula I was off to Aomori City where I only intended to stay (...)