Tag Archive: Japan

Nov 30 2012

Ad hoc on Hokkaido

“Welcome to Hokkaido” greets me Gaku my host a 21 year young environmental science student. He waited extra for my arrival in the cold to pick me up. It’s a pity I have no time to explore Hakodate as it is a special town regarding history. I don’t even find time to take some photos …

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Nov 18 2012

going postal

I go on to Hirosaki, Japan’s apple capital. Already more than three weeks ago my mum sent a package from Germany to my hosts here. Medical supplies, my new credit card, most important however are German sweets/candy which I need urgently. On arriving at my host’s the package still hasn’t arrived. Yet I have three …

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Oct 27 2012

Escape from the tsunami disaster area

Even though my next town Kamaishi has plenty of hotels which have already been restored, I’m still having a hard time finding a room. There is a huge steel plant in Kamaishi which is fully functional again. A major part of the city is located in a long, narrow valley which reaches far into the …

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Sep 30 2012

Jigokudani Monkey Onsen nearby Nagano and Mt. Shirane

Who resumes a bicycle trip with an 80 km long leg after a one month long lasting recovering break will be punished. Which is the case with me. But it’s my own body which punishes me. From Matsumoto I’m making my way via two smaller mountain pass to Nagano. However with one pass you wouldn’t …

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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 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

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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Jul 02 2012


For all who already checked out my last post… Recently I added a video of Iwakuni. Photos of my stay in Hiroshima. The Atomic Bomb Dome, the peace park, the cenotaph and the peace museum designed by Kenzō Tange. Also I discovered a beautiful japanese Garden and a documentary about the A-bomb attack. Special thanks …

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