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Asia » Japan » Kanagawa » Kamakura March 22nd 2015

Kamakura eine Stunde südlich von Tokyo liegt Kamakura. Dort gibt es viele Tempel und Schreine. Auch ein riesiger Buddha steht dort.... read more

Asia » Japan » Fukuoka » Fukuoka March 21st 2015

Asia » Japan » Kanagawa » Yokohama March 21st 2015

This one is a little late but 2 Saturdays ago we decided to go on another meetup with "The Tokyo Spontaneous Hangout" group. This meetup was to go to the Cup of Noodles Museum in the beautiful city of Yokohama. We have now been several times to Yokohama and really love it. For us "old" folks a little more chill than the hustle and bustle of Tokyo. We met up with the group at the train station not far from the museum and the museum was right in the middle of the attractions of Yokohama that we still want to go back and visit. First on the agenda is to ride the huge Ferris wheel ride they have in the middle of the city so awesome! When we first entered the museum we did the tour ... read more

Asia » Japan » Kyoto March 20th 2015

My first two days in Kyoto and I still feel like I haven't seen anything yet. The days went by in a flash as the I-House residents showed me various parts of Kyoto. Yesterday the day opened with us applying for Insurance in Japan. Two SKP buddies (students at Ritsumeikan who help out international students) helped us through the paperwork. I know everyone does not like paperwork, however I don't think that I will ever complain again. Doing paperwork can be difficult, but doing applications in a foreign language is borderline impossible without help. Luckily the two students knew what they were doing and helped us through the process. After the paperwork was complete we went out to lunch where I enjoyed a huge bento that was very yummy, and then all my paperwork trails became ... read more

Asia » Japan » Fukuoka » Fukuoka March 20th 2015

Asia » Japan » Okinawa » Naha March 20th 2015

A contemporary Okinawan traditional wedding is a beautiful fusion of many cultures. The bride and groom wore three outfits, the MC presented the whole ceremony in faultless English and Japanese and family and colleagues all performed for the beaming couple. Hikari and Masa began the party in Ryuku kingdom royal costumes, performing an Okinawan dance, accompanied by the brides' father and friends on sanshin. Hikari read a moving letter of thanks to her parents and to end the wedding all the guests were called to dance with the bride and groom. It was a perfect wedding.... read more
Lighting the memorial candle
Traditional Wedding Dance
Work colleagues performance

Asia » Japan » Tokyo March 20th 2015

Asia » Japan » Wakayama » Koyasan March 19th 2015

Die letzte Nacht im Hostel war furchtbar, eine schrecklich laute und rücksichtslose Chinesin hat bis 03.00 Uhr rumgekramt und das Licht an gehabt und dann ab 06.30 Uhr schon wieder so einen Lärm gemacht, dass keiner mehr schlafen konnte. Da waren mir die höflichen wenn auch stummen Japanerinnen deutlich lieber. Meine kleine Rezeptionistin macht aber alles wieder gut, als sie mir zum Abschied einen handgeschriebenen Brief mit einem englischen, japanischen und deutschen Dankeschön überreicht. So süß! Dank der doofen Chinesin bin ich wenigstens schon gegen halb 10 am Bahnhof in Kyoto. Ich muss nun vier mal umsteigen, bis ich an meinem heutigen Tagesziel Koyasan ankomme und trotz der immer pünktlichen und sehr regelmäßig verkehrenden Zugverbindungen dauert der ganze Spaß 4 Stunden. Es sind alles local trains, also solche, die an jedem Baum halten, ständig muss ich ... read more
Blick aus dem Fenster
Okunoin Cemetery
Okunoin Cemetery

Asia » Japan » Kyoto March 19th 2015

Hi Everyone, I have arrived safely in Japan and I am now writing this in the very rainy Kyoto. I had a good flight over here. I started in Atlanta and had a short layover in LAX. My flight was delayed in LAX for about 2 hours because there was a problem with the navigational tools, however they made us as comfortable as we could be and we waited it out. In the end we were only about 30 minutes late from our original expected time of arrival into the Narita Airport in Japan. On the flight I spoke with a couple of Japanese students, who turned out to be the same year as me. They knew a little English and I knew a little Japanese so we actually had a decent conversation in our broken ... read more

Asia » Japan » Fukuoka » Fukuoka March 17th 2015

.... war es Zeit für einen Strandspaziergang :)... read more
Fukuoka Tower

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