Category Archives for "Japan"

8 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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The Best Places to Go in Tokyo

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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