Why you should visit Kagoshima

Why you should visit Kagoshima

If you’re thinking about travelling to Japan, places like Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka and maybe Sapporo would be high on your list. But travelling to some lesser-known places could give you a surprise of a lifetime. Of course you have about everything you could wish for 

Snow monkeys Japan – they soak in hot springs!

Snow monkeys Japan – they soak in hot springs!

After I saw the Capybara hotsprings I shouldn’t be surprised about something like this. Still, it’s quite amazing to read about the Monkey Park in Nagano prefecture, where the snow monkeys leisurely bathe in hotsprings as well. Oh, and be careful if you want to 

Tokyo christmas lights

Tokyo christmas lights

I often get the question as to when you should travel to Japan: summer, spring, winter, autumn? There is no ‘correct’ answer to that question, since it really doesn’t matter what time of the year you visit Japan. All seasons have their charm, but during 

Sacred deer of Nara

Sacred deer of Nara

The prefecture of Nara is famous for the many ancient monuments and temples and is also home to one of the largest statues of Buddha and the largest wooden building in the world. However most tourists also come for the visitors from the nearby forest. 

Manhole covers Japan

Manhole covers Japan

The words ‘street art’ take on a whole new meaning if you look at these manhole covers. It’s apparently a Japanese custom to have manhole covers that are even more amazing than most art in a museum.  Credit: Daderot If we talk about things you ‘must-see’, 

Pokémon airplane – gotta catch em all!

Pokémon airplane – gotta catch em all!

Let your inner child guide you on a flight with All Nippon Airways! Besides the themed airplanes of Hello Kitty and Star Wars, of course they had to have a few Pokéjets. One of the most famous tv-series ever made on this planet was converted