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Yugama Crater Lake of Mt. Shirane

As some of you might know I had a great time during my summer vacation. I visited various places, but today I want to share one of my highlights with you: The Yugama Crater Lake of Mt. Shirane Favorite Photo #4: Crater Lake...

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Ishinomaki Tsunami 2011 Devastation

In order to access Tashirojima (Cat Island) you have to take a ferry from Ishinomaki … and that’s how I ended up there. Originally I had no intention to do any sightseeing or take photos there, but when I saw how...

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Tashirojima – Japan’s Awesome Cat Island

If you are a cat lover, you gotta visit one of Japan’s most famous cat islands: Tashirojima However, the island is in a region that was severely damaged by the Great Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami in 2011. It was really hard...

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Yamagata Karamatsu Kannon-do and Bunshokan

After coming back from Yamadera, I still had half the afternoon left, so I decided to explore Yamagata City a bit more. All I had seen so far was the great Kajou Park and I was sure there was more to discover than just that...

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Yamadera in Yamagata Prefecture

As part of my Golden Week Vaction 2012 I spent some time in Yamagata Prefecture. After exploring Yamagata Kajou Park and Kaminoyama on my first day, I was off to the famous Yamadera on my second day. Visited: April 30th 2012 JR...

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Kaminoyama (Yamagata Prefecture)

After spending my afternoon in Yamagata City in the beautiful Kajou Park I went for a short side trip later that day to Kaminoyama. It only takes a bit more than 10 minutes by local train to go from JR Yamagata Station to...

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Yamagata Castle (Kajou Park)

I started my Golden Week 2012 trip in Yamagata. I really hope that my posts will encourage people to come and visit Tohoku. So many people avoid the region nowadays because of the Great Earthquake and Tsunami 2011 that hit...

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Shimabara Castle and The Hells of Mt. Unzen

Nagasaki Prefecture is one of my favorite prefectures in all of Japan and having been to all prefectures, I think I can allow myself a judgement like this. Thus it was a pleasure to not only visit Nagasaki City again, but also...

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European Influences in Hirado

After visiting Omura on my way from Nagasaki (Gunkanjima) I finally arrived in Hirado which is also in Nagasaki Prefecture. Visited: January 7th 2012 It’s a pleasant small city, but a bit complicated to access by train. The...