Tagged with spring

Kyoto: first photo walk (part II)

The next part of my walk brought me to the traditional area in and near Gion, and after that to Yasaka Jinja and the park behind it. From the park, it’s just a short walk to Kiyomizu-dera and the busy streets in front of it. Our guesthouse was located near all these fantastic places, only 10 … Continue reading

Animals in Mimasaka

Animals always deserve a separate post! 😉 Last time I visited Japan, I saw lots of cats, but I guess this time wasn’t cat season. Here’s a collection of the animals I saw in Mimasaka: the usual crows, but this time wading through the rice fields; a dog, but with a diaper; a crab, not sure … Continue reading

Joining Anisa on an early morning walk

Anisa had a habit of going to bed early and then waking up around the same time the sun came out (which, in Japan, is around the incredibly early hour of 5 am!). She then had breakfast and prepared her lunch, and when all her preparations for the day were finished, she went for an … Continue reading

Mimasaka’s Furumachi

One of the things Anisa had recommended, was going to the old town (Furumachi). I biked there and tried to find the ‘hipster cafe’ she had told me about. I returned home with some nice pictures but without ever finding that cafe. (She took me there some time later though.) Note: this area is nicer … Continue reading

Anisa’s inaka

After every post, Anisa tells me she didn’t do anything. And yes, she didn’t do much at all, but she was a great host who made me feel very welcome and that’s what counts. If she had tried really hard to make my stay great, then I probably wouldn’t have enjoyed it as much. But … Continue reading

More Mimasaka

These Mimasaka posts will last for a while, I took so many pictures in this awesome village! I can’t even post all pictures I took during just one walk in one blog post… Japan’s rural villages are simply amazing. There isn’t much to see, yet they’re so much beauty to be found! From rice paddies … Continue reading

Japan’s Desert

“Japan even has a desert!” is what I read somewhere a couple of years ago, and I thought, “Huh, what?! Where?!” and thus I read the article and found out about the Tottori Sand Dunes. Now, I don’t want to spoil it for you, but don’t let pictures like the ones above (or even better, … Continue reading

Yura aka Conan Town (part I)

She’s a big Detective Conan fan, like me, so I’d like to dedicate this post to my fluffy friend Tanja/0utofjoint from crazyth1ngs.com. Detective Conan is a long-running manga and anime series, for about 20 years years now. I’ll try to make a long story short: High school detective Shin’ichi Kudo witnessed something he shouldn’t have seen, … Continue reading