Japanese Food

Foodies, read on (lots of pictures of mouthwatering food will follow – I’ve warned you!)IMG_3270If you love to eat, especially fish & meat, Japan is the place for you to go. From sashimi so fresh, it still wiggles to kobe beef, which is so tender it will melt in your mouth. Continue reading

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Summer in Tokyo – the highlights & must-sees

Tokyo has it all. Fashion, food, architecture, entertainment and many other things – if you can’t find it in Tokyo, it certainly doesn’t exist. There is far more behind the neon lit signs and colourful clothing shops. The vibe varies from one area to another and you can be assured to find a hundred different cities combined into a big one. I don’t think I could ever get sick of Tokyo, but in case you’re only there for a short while – here’s a list of the top sights._DSC6525 Continue reading

Tokyo – Omotesando & Harajuku, street style heaven!

_DSC6239Street style, shopping, delicious crêpes, cuteness overload – Harajuku has it all. After spending 3 whole days walking around Omotesando and Takeshita Dori I can state that this is my absolute favourite part of town and definitely a must see!

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Nara

_DSC5990Nara is a refreshing little town, famous for cute little deer which strop around the temples. It’s a perfect destination for a day trip from Osaka/ Kyoto. Continue reading

Kobe in black & white

Kobe beef!  Besides having heard of Kobe beef I didn’t really know what was expecting me in Kobe. From Osaka I decided to do a day trip there and took a train early in the morning. I opted for the “lazy-tourist” way of exploring the city and hopped on the city loop bus which did a complete tour of the city within one hour. Continue reading

Tokyo survival guide – Part I

_DSC4461“If you can’t find it in Tokyo, it doesn’t exist.”

Tokyo’s urban city vibe will get your heartbeat to rise. There’s something to do for everyone: art lovers can spend an entire week just by seeing all the modern art museums, foodies can indulge into the healthy local cuisine, architects can walk around facing the sky and be constantly amazed, anime-fans will find their heaven… Continue reading

Northern Kyushu – 3 days JR Kyushu Rail Pass

Looking for a new challenge and adventure I approached Hakata JR station in Fukuoka very early in the morning. I got my 3-day JR Northern Kyushu Rail Pass (7000 Yen) and was extremely excited to start the journey._DSC5580 Continue reading

Kokura & Fukuoka – when nightmares became true and what I did against it

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Rooftop of the JR station in Fukuoka – one of the most perfect moments

I must say that this part of my trip has been one of the toughest situations I have come across during my whole life. It’s been a real struggle, with myself and the surroundings. I’ve come too close to stopping my trip in Japan. Maybe that’s the reason why it took me over 2 months to finally write about it… Continue reading