Category Archives for "Japan"

2 3 Restaurants for Quirky Eating Experiences in Japan

The Japanese have always had a reputation for being on the cutting edge of pioneering, and it’s certainly no different when it comes to food. Themed restaurants, quirky cafés and unusual menus are abundant when you visit the big cities, and are guaranteed to give you a dining experience unlike any other. If you’re planning […]

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3 Photo of the Week

I took this photo during my visit to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum in Japan. Unfortunately the boy died three days later. Have you visited the Hiroshima Peace Memorial? How did you feel after spending a few hours in it? Share your thoughts below…and this post too if you think it’s worth it!

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Photo of the week

The Dome in Hiroshima is one of the only three buildings within a 2 kilometer radius of the explosion’s epicenter that did not collapse on that dreadful morning of August 6th ín 1945. Known as the Gembaku Domu in Japanese  it was originally called the Industrial Promotion Hall and was designed to be a commercial […]

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6 Japan: Osaka and Kyoto during Obon

Obon is the most important holiday in Japan; it is the week when all the dead are remembered and mourned. This means that it is also the busiest holiday week of the year, thus the most expensive, and finding accommodation is most difficult (forget cheap accommodation). Within this context we made our way from Shizuoka […]

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8 Trekking Mt Fuji in Japan: It’s Not That Easy

Think Japan and probably sooner than later Mt Fuji will come up. Legendary as this mountain is we were thrilled about being able to see it, hopefully take some good pictures and maybe even climb it? With this in mind we arrived to Shizuoka, the city with a bullet train stop closest to Mt Fuji, […]

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The empire of the rising sun now loves manga

It was difficult for me to imagine Samurai soldiers once rode their horses into battle on the same fields I was now travelling through in a bullet train at over 300 km/h. I could picture them with their flashing armours and mysterious weapons raging into battle but never loosing what Japanese are famous for: honor. […]

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