That Japan is a land of earthquakes, should be well known. Parts of Japan have finally been created by volcanoes. What I did not know, however, is that Shizuoka is located in the most highly active part of Japan, because Continue Reading
Today I have walked over 10 km once again and visited one of the main mountains which are located within Shizuoka. They can be called mountains, or simply large hills. The highest elevation was 108 m high. I got access over a temple first. Temples and shrines are many at and around the mountain. This mountain is somehow , Continue Reading
This time I was in a museum. Yes, I am in a museum and can’t enough Japanese. And who was just thinking about me being a petty bourgeois, just because I went to a museum? Be honest with yourself. The museum is even further up the hill behind my university and admission is free for students (as I apply here, although I am a doctoral student). The museumContinue Reading
Umi desu yo. The sea. Today I finally managed to go to the sea. From the distance I could see it, but I wasn’t there yet. I wanted to make up for that. The weather was pleasant, but swimming was forbidden. It was obvious, as the waves were quite strong against the coast.
Actually, the main reason we came to Tokyo. The Samurai Museum. It is quite small, but has real armor, Katana and accessories. Some more than 400 years old. Some are also replicas. Guided tours are also possible in English, in a good English. It’s also possibleContinue Reading
On our way to our next destination, we also visited this slightly larger shrine.
In the morning we went to the Shinjuku district. The garden originally belonged to a daimyo, a feudal lord, but passed into the possession of the imperial family and is now open to the public. It has a circumference of 3.5 km and Continue Reading
When you think of Tokyo, you think of Akihabara. At least if you are a nerd, NEET, geek, gamer, techfreak or manga / anime fan. This district is also referred to as electronics district and is located at the station Akihabara, a major transfer point.