Get the Most out of Travelling Japan for Two Weeks

Visiting Japan for only a few days might leave you feeling like you haven’t seen nearly enough. There is so much to discover, so much food to try and so many places that will leave you in awe – Japan really has this overwhelming effect like no other country I have visited before. Therefore, I […]

Jawdropping Cherry Blossom Parks in Nagoya

Did you know about these Jawdropping Cherry Blossom Spots in Japan?

The time is near! All around the world, cherry trees are opening their buds and making the world a little pinker but if you want a full on rose-tinted world, book a last minute flight (or one for next year) and head over to the land of the rising sun and the pink sakura. To […]

Solo Travel for Beginners – The Top Five Countries You Need to Know

“Wait, you are going to [insert country]? By yourself? Solo travel?? Ooooh, just be careful. Don’t get kidnapped, don’t leave the house at night and don’t look at people strange.” Jep, that is advice I got and you know what. I didn’t list to any of it. And you know what else? I am fine. […]

To Cheesecake or Not to Cheesecake – An International Question

I was never a big fan of cheese cake. In the first place, why is it even called cheese cake when there is zero cheese in it? Cream cheese maybe but not cheese cheese. Major difference! And then I went to Australia. I didn’t think much of it but one day, drawn by delicious instagram […]

Lost among Temples and Trees – How to Make the Most of Visiting Nikko

UNESCO World Heritage Site – that says it all, right? So come on over here and visit the age old shrines and temple, take a picture of the famous three monkeys and be able to say you have seen 9 National Treasures of Japan and 94 Important Cultural Properties all in one place. That sounds […]

Your Ultimate Otaku Guide To Tokyo

I think it’s way too late to out myself as a massive manga and anime fan. It’s public, ever since I keep blabbing on about it, falling in raptures over the first manga I saw in a Japanese book shop and going to nerdvana, Anime Japan. As some of you might be just as crazy […]

Where to Go when You Visit Mount Fuji

I am not very partial to tourists, travellers will always get my vote. However, after having nearly travelled for a year (yay!) and being exhausted, I decided to just go ahead with buying that good value bus ticket for the Mount Fuji region and make the most of it. This meant, riding the bus absolutely […]

How to Survive the Cuteness of the Nara Deer

Once upon a time there was a little place called Nara. Its woods were luscious and its wildlife plenty and so the people of Nara rejoiced in stocking up their kitchen with local venison and playing chase among the dense trees with the wildlife. Then one day, a noble family arrived and wanted to invite […]

Japanese Food to Avoid – Yes, It Exists!

Ok, true. Japan is a paradise for foodies. So many yummy meals, quirky creations and just general tastefulness but even Japan has some food experiments that just backfired. Not all things suit all tastes but these ones might proof particularly tricky for Western palates. You can try them but why break your lucky chain of […]

Japan Spring Flowers and the Best Time to Visit

Everybody is talking about how amazing the cherry blossoms are but there are so many more Japan spring flowers to marvel at. It was one of three major reasons that made me come to the island in the first place. But having been here now throughout spring time, I can safely say that you don’t […]

You Know You’ve Been in Japan Too Long When…

How Japanese are you? Tick off the numbers. You bow to the bus driver. You have your daily naps on public transport. You never check your change. It is always correct. You believe that pickpockets and thieves do not exist in your country. You have a set of allergy masks ready for pollution, pollination and […]

Where Miso is King – 4 Must Try Foods in Nagoya

If you thought I was already done with Japanese food you were mightily wrong. There is so much to say about Japanese food, so much!!! And I thought, let’s start with a city that does not rank too high with first time tourists to Japan. Nagoya is not the prettiest city nor is a culinary […]

The Trouble with Tokyo Transport Is

There is no way, I will at one point start liking the Tokyo Transport system any time soon. I am utterly disappointed, shaking my head as I am writing this. Did you know that in Japan’s capital there is not only the metro and rail company but also several private rail lines connecting different places […]

My Real Life Pokémon Go in Tokyo

From Nerdvana to Hell – My Real Life Pokémon Go in Tokyo

I couldn’t believe my eyes. Kept safely in its shiny glass cage was the Pokémon game I always wanted to play (waaaay before Pokémon Go). Like in, forever! My common sense went out the window and my ferocious nerd instinct kicked in, demanding me to possess it. No, it didn’t come in ring shape. But […]

What You Should Know about Shopping in Japan and Korea

Shopping is a pretty straightforward thing. You go into a shop, look at things, possiby try on if you like and then choose to buy or not to buy. But each country has their own little twist on things, whether bartering is a national sport in some countries, such as Turkey or Morocco, and in […]

#TravelBrainster: Sabine in Wonderland Japan

As you all know, I am currently back in Japan, checking out new places for you and along the way I am meeting lovely people. This way, I met Sabine from Germany and she, like me, fell in love with the weird and wonderful country that is Japan. She now shares her passion for this […]