Meoto Iwa: The Divine “Wedded Rocks” in Ise

You might have already seen the scenic “Meoto Iwa” on photos and wondered what it is and where you can find it? Two rocks connected by a rope, standing strong in the rough ocean. Sounds kind of lame at first? Visited:...


Unraveling the Secrets of Iga Ueno Ninja

Even if you’re not interested in ninja, I still highly recommend checking out Iga Ueno. It’s a day trip from Kyoto or Osaka and there’s more to explore than just the ninja secrets. I was quite impressed and...

Life in Japan

8 Reasons Why Japanese Wear Surgical Masks

I’m sure you’ve seen them. I’m sure you’ve heard about them. I have to admit that I was quite shocked when I first came to Japan and saw so many people running around with surgical masks. In Europe (as well as in most other...