2015  May 31st ´

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Climbing Mount Fujij

What I learned from Climbing Mount Fuji in August

“A wise man climbs Mt. Fuji once, only a fool climbs it twice.” (一度も登らぬ馬鹿、二度登る馬鹿。) – says a famous Japanese proverb. And yet I have the feeling (...)

2014  Apr 23rd ´

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Japan Spring Vacation 2014

Japan Spring Vacation 2014

If you follow me on social media, especially on Instagram, or even if you’re a subscriber to my newsletter (the last one I sent during my (...)

2013  Jun 24th ´

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Mt. Fuji World Heritage

Breaking News: Mt. Fuji registered as UNESCO World Heritage

Big news for Japan lovers and travellers: Mount Fuji has officially been registered as UNESCO World Heritage Site this Saturday (June 22nd, 2013). Chureito Pagoda in (...)

2013  May 24th ´

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Shizuoka Sengen Shrine

Shizuoka Sengen Shrine

After spending some time at Sunpu Castle, Momijiyama Garden and Nihondaira my final destination of the day was the Shizuoka Sengen Shrine. Visited: April 5th 2012 (...)

2013  May 15th ´

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Kunozan Toshogu Shrine near Nihondaira in Shizuoka

Nihondaira and Kunozan Toshogu Shrine

I continued my spring trip through Shizuoka Prefecture. After visiting Sunpu Castle in the morning, I went to Nihondaira to see Mt. Fuji and to Kunozan (...)

2013  Apr 25th ´

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Momijiyama Garden in Shizuoka's Sunpu Park

Momijiyama Garden in Shizuoka’s Sunpu Park

After visiting Sunpu Castle in Shizuoka City in the morning, I also went to the Momijiyama Garden. It’s actually located within the Sunpu Castle Park, so (...)

2013  Apr 22nd ´

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Sunpu Castle in Shizuoka

Sunpu Castle in Shizuoka

I only spent 2 days in Shizuoka Prefecture, but I managed to see a lot. The previous day I visited 3 castles: Hamamatsu Castle, Kakegawa Castle (...)

2013  Apr 19th ´

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Tanaka Castle in Fujieda, Shizuoka Prefecture

Tanaka Castle in Fujieda (Shizuoka)

After I had already visited Kakegawa Castle and Hamamatsu Castle earlier that day, I was off to see my third castle of the day: Tanaka Castle (...)

2013  Apr 11th ´

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Kakegawa Castle in Shizuoka Prefecture

Kakegawa Castle in Shizuoka Prefecture

I spent the morning in Hamamatsu City to visit the castle, the Hamamatsu Festival Pavilion and also the nearby sand dunes. In the afternoon I decided (...)

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