After visiting the urban side of Okinawa with Naha and Nago, here we are now in the ferry, on the way to Kerama Islands, more precisely Zamami and Aka Islands.
A travel on Gunkanjima back in time, through the eyes of Doutoku Sakamoto, a former inhabitant.
I bring you in the most popular onsen in the Akita prefecture : the Nyuto onsen. We’ll then go for a nap in the Tsurunoyu ryokan.
Koishikawa Korakuen is a garden of the Edo period and therefore, it is one of Tokyo’s oldest garden.
A clear sky, rising temperature, it feels like holidays. Perfect time to pay a new visit to a few abandoned amusement parks!
The biggest azaleas explosion is at Nezu Shrine : there are some 3,000 shrubs of about ten different colours, just that !
One more year has passed. I did my adventures in abandoned places in Japan with new friends, in a different style.
In the middle of Gunma Prefecture, there is an infernal train station : this one takes you straight to the center of the earth! Almost.
Do you like, sweet waterfalls and breathtaking landscapes? Then Nikkō is not only the perfect place but it is also not very far from Tokyo.
In summer, the Izu Peninsula is ideal to spend a refreshing week-end. Located a hundred kilometers away from Tokyo, I strongly suggest to rent a car to enjoy the fabulous seaside.
I have always liked abandoned Japanese schools. Not only they are sleeping beautifully far away in forgotten countrysides but they are also the cradle of the Japanese soul.
An illuminated Fuji-san, followed by 4 big bursts of fireworks on its top: that's the signature of the Edogawa Fireworks.
When we looked up, a miracle revealed itself: billions of stars and the milky way stretched from one side of the sky to another.
This year my wish was to let Kami-sama take me by the hand for nice, random walks through the city and enjoy the hanami in a more spiritual and romantic way.
I am holding my breath on my theater sit... "The Block 65 ! This is the Block 65 !". I feel like yelling but luckily, I have a pop-corn trapped in my throat that saved me from all the potential troubles.
Does that ever feel strange to you to think that the only way to the hotel is through the cable car?
The night adventure on Gunkanjima started after some refreshments and a couple Onikoroshi.
We're getting at Jigokudani this time to visit the famous monkeys bathing in the onsen...
We are heading into the new year of 2013, regretting not to have the world ended all together in 2012. Thus I am put together my favorite 15 haikyo in Japan, to remind us that the world is never too far from its final...
The place at the top of Gunkanjima Island is one of the least visited: it is the home of the masters, of those who were in control of the island.
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