Tag Archive: Onsen

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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Dec 14 2011

22nd Week

for people who are dead in the water

To be in hot water There are many Onsenhotels all over in Japan. So why would anybody take the effort to go to an Onsen located at 5900 feet altitude in the middle of the mountains? Well, there may be many Onsens in Japan but not many with real volcanic sulphur water with a high …

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Dec 09 2011

20th Week


Drenched Drinker As I am delayed with my blog – the work here in Manza is very demanding – only a brief update about week 20. After all I arrived safe and sound in Manza, was provided with free board and lodging with a big room even for European standards. I also don’t have to …

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Dec 09 2011

19th week

Sleepless in Shuttle After another sleepless night on an airplane I arrived at Narita Airport for the second time. This time even more packed with stuff compared to the first time. I brought my bicycle trailer and my snowboard. Well, since I don’t have my own bicycle (I used my sister’s bicycle for the Hamburg …

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Jun 29 2011

second week

A line for the Metro line

Woho, I’m an alien. I’m a legal alien I’m a German man in Japan… To be honest I didn’t find a way to get my foreigner’s registration card without having a permanent address here in Japan. However Jim and Heath were nice enough to use their address to get myself registered. It is once again …

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