Hello! I’m Jordy Meow, a French guy born in a small seaside town near Bordeaux. I never thought I would one day move away from my home town. First I went to high school in Bordeaux, then to Paris to study software engineering, to China for my Master’s then, eventually … to Japan! I live in Tokyo and love its convenience, craziness, and the contrast between ancient and new, but my heart truly comes alive in the countryside.
This website started as a very simple blog when I moved to China in 2005. Several years later, in 2012, I completely changed the layout. I also wanted the website to reflect what I would like to show the world rather than my private life. It became Totoro Times at this time, but became eventually simply Jordy Meow in 2015, as I am the only author. My old blog is still online.
This website is 95% about Japan and aims to promote the lesser known but beautiful places. The website also includes many surprising and abandoned places such as Gunkanjima and Nara Dreamland. I would like it to become a fully featured offbeat guide to Japan. I hope that one day you’ll print it (there might be a book) and take it on your travels along with you. Meanwhile, I have already a few books, one of the is called Abandoned Japan.
This website isn’t a business. My main job isn’t linked to travel and even less to photography. I’m a software engineer for a few companies and I also develop software on the side at Meow Apps. What you find on this website is my hobby and that’s why it’s made with love. I truly want to share my passion with you and this is one of the strengths of the website. It will never be bloated with advertising or featured articles (written by businesses seeking to promote themselves) or any ads. I’ll do my best to keep this level of quality constant and unbiased.
You can help me by correcting my mistakes (factual or grammatical), commenting on my articles, sharing them on social networks and following me on Facebook and Twitter. Thanks a lot for your support as always!
Please don’t contact me about abandoned places whereabouts, dangers, recommendations, etc. This contact form is not for my plugins and software neither (for that please go on Meow Apps). If you have any questions about Japan and the places I am talking about, please write a comment at the end of the article that fits the best. I always look at them. Thank you.