Hectic Tokyo

From local and ambient places we finally arrived in Tokyo. A neon-light filled city that is matched by no other. Where we first had the pleasure of meeting friendly Japanese locals we now came to a place which was a lot less personal. Nonetheless this hectic place cannot be ignored and a city lover like…

The Japanese Alps

Kamikochi Our trip to the Japanese Alps started in Matsumoto. Although Matsumoto itself isn’t a city you must see, the Matsumoto castle is an impressive sight. After visiting the castle in the morning we took the train and bus to Kamikochi Natural Park. A park in the center of the Japanese Alps, because of its…

Walk the Nakasendo trail

The Nakasendo trail is the old postal route between Kyoto and Tokyo. The part in the Kiso Valley between Magome and Tsumago has been preserved. This 7.8 kilometer hike has been one of the most rewarding experiences during my visit to Japan. The best place to start is Magome, since you’ll be mostly walking downhill…

3 Days in Kyoto

We started our trip in the old capital of Japan, Kyoto. When visiting Japan this is a place you must not skip; the ambience, the culture and the amazing sights makes Kyoto a #1 place on any itinerary. DAY #1 We started in South Higashiyama. The streets around the Kiyomizu-dera temple are absolutely mesmerizing. On…