Sep 18 2012

Matsumoto Bon Bon

Another post from August which was overdue: Right in time for a special Festival once again. This time in Matsumoto. The Matsumoto bon bon festival which attracts up to 25.000 dancers every year. Everybody can participate on the dances on the streets. Football teams, volleyball, tennis or karate clubs… Or just come with a bunch …

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Sep 14 2012


I know, the last posts were a little long in the making. I guess I exaggerated it a little with the Torii Pass – the route which won the first vote. Because after passing the pass :) my right foot caused me some problems and swelling. I thought I’d have to abort the trip. Luckily …

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Aug 23 2012


The heat won’t stop. Once again I have to cycle for a whole day at 36°C. It’s one of those days on which one can drink six litres of liquid by going only once to the toilet. As if the heat wouldn’t already be enough it gets even hotter at a certain spot of my …

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Aug 15 2012

from Kyoto across lake Biwa to Nagoya

My journey takes me to lake Biwa – Japan’s biggest freshwater lake – where I am being hosted by a Japanese lawyer in Onihachiman who’s most favourite cases are crimes. I organised a little couch surfing meeting and my host and I have dinner at Naomi’s place another host who also accepted my request but …

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Aug 14 2012

Kyoto and the Gion Matsuri festival

I got to Kyoto right in time. The famous Gion Matsuri festival peaked on 17th of July. Enjoy the video and some photos of Kyoto! Special thanks to: Tomoko Masukawa (Japan), Ebrahim Shahmirzadi (Iran), Hubertus Neidhart from Webspace Provider Network for excellent web page hosting services; Lilith Pendzich

Aug 08 2012

Nagaokakyo & Yamazaki Distillery in Hibiki

My dear old school friend Andreas Off, who has lived and worked in Japan for the past six years, recently moved to the city of Nagaokakyo, which is located between Osaka and Kyoto. Andreas hosted me for one weekend, and of course he already had a full program planned for us. First off, he informed …

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Aug 04 2012

Which road to take?

The agony of choice This vote ends on August 2nd! (this vote was not released in time on the English page as it was a test) As I am slowly approaching ground zero of the 3/11 Earthquake and Fukushima it’s almost about time to start the donation campaign for the victims. The voting system is …

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Jul 25 2012


Two films and tons of pictures from Osaka! Enjoy! Cupnoodle von Daaaaaaaaaaaax Special thanks to: Akihiro Sando (Japan), T.Kandaroka (Japan), Ayu Okakita (Japan), Jeff Light (U.S.A.) Hubertus Neidhart from Webspace Provider Network for excellent web page hosting services; Lilith Pendzich

Jul 25 2012


Once again I’m lucky to have a sunny day in Kurashiki and therefore can present you fantastic photos of the Bikan Historic Area. Kurashiki is one of those cities which escaped World War II mostly unharmed and thus, plenty of original, homes, storehouses (倉 Kura), shops and mills are preserved today alongside the beautiful historic …

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Jul 20 2012

You drive me crazy! Onomichi – Fukuyama – Yakage

It is dreamlike! My host in Onomichi does not life in Onomichi but on a wonderful island located in the Seto Inland Sea. I don’t want to withhold those beautiful pictures of course! After a short, rainy stop in Fukuyama I set forth to Yakage. Finally rain :) My host’s girlfriend is going to show …

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