It’s been a while since I’ve posted. A lot has happened since I ventured out to the northernmost part of Japan by the means of the local trains and a cheap train pass. As spring, and subsequently summer approached, I’ve tried to head to the beaches more often. First a bike ride around Biwa Lake […]
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Today will be the start of a 4-day trip from Osaka in the heart of Japan to the northernmost station in Japan: Wakkanai, in Hokkaido. The days will be long, and perhaps tiring, but it would be an interesting challenge to achieve. It is also the season of the Seishun 18 kippu, which gives the […]
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I just had to share this video of a new push by Visit Japan. If you don’t want to visit Japan after this, then what else could persuade you?
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Okunoshima may seem like a fantastic island for rabbit lovers, but it hides a deep, dark secret within its abandoned walls. Located in the heart of the Seto Inland Sea, Okunoshima is a hotspot for explorers who love abandoned buildings. There are plenty of interesting and bizarre places which you are free to enter and […]
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To get a taste of being castaway on a tropical island, take a trip to Nagannu Island. I booked this trip in advance online and took my reservation to the port in Naha. Unfortunately the trip comes as a package deal where lunch is served in a hut and all of the passengers are ferried […]
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No need to fly to Okinawa or even the Carribean to find a beach paradise close to home (even… Kyoto!). When most people think of local beaches around the Kansai area, they might think of those stunning beaches on Biwa Lake. However, they can be quite overcrowded and even expensive to enter during the peak […]
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Japan is a mountainous country, and nobody can deny this claim. Hikers are everywhere, tackling the natural beauty this country has to offer. You don’t need to venture out to Mt Fuji or take the pilgrimage walk of Kumano Kodo to fully appreciate the wonders of the mountains in Japan. I took a train from […]
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