JAPAN DIARY: Kyoto (Moga Moga Café, Fushimi Inari-taisha, Bamboo Grove, Gion)

  When speaking about Kyoto there is obviously one thing that always pops up. Sightseeing. Of course we did some of it but not before having a calm and cozy breakfast. Thanks to the Machiya rental via Airbnb we had a voucher for a meal at the cute Moga Moga café which was located almost next door.  The interior…

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JAPAN DIARY: Kyoto (Nishiki Market & Machiya Rental)

For our 2 night stay in Kyoto, we had booked a restored traditional Kyo-Machiya via Airbnb. When we arrived at Kyoto station, our lovely host Tomomi (Minne) was waiting for us to pick-up our luggage so that we could already start and explore the city. Of course, our first destination was the food market, Nishiki Market. Being…

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JAPAN DIARY : Travelling With The Shinkansen Bullet Train

After our one-night stay in Tokyo, our next destination was Kyoto. Prior to our trip, we had purchased the Japan Rail Pass (also called JR Pass), a universal train ticket that is issued by the Japan Railway Group that allows foreign visitors to travel by train for a certain amount of time. The JR Pass cannot be…

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JAPAN DIARY : TOKYO (MINATO-KU & SHIBUYA)

  I still owe you the remaining part of our Japan travel diary. As the weather is currently particularly boring here (cold, dark and rainy, arghh), I thought it’s the perfect moment to jump back to the time when we were out and about, travelling and enjoying life on the other side of the world.…

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JAPAN DIARY: ZAMAMI ISLAND

I still remember why we chose to stay a couple of days on Zamami island. Being a paradise for snorkelling and whale watching (though only from January until March), Zamami island was also supposed to host one of the most beautiful beaches of the world, Furuzamami. As we were travelling with a toddler, it was…

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JAPAN DIARY: OKINAWA ISLAND (NAHA)

There is a reason why we decided to book a trip to Okinawa. A couple of weeks before going on our Japan trip, we felt more like a relaxing beach vacation so we checked our options and discovered that flying from Tokyo to Okinawa was not only not that long (2,5 hours) but also not…

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Japan Diary: Tokyo (Daikanyama, Shibuya, Kamiyamacho, Yojogi Park )

Planning our trip was so much easier thanks to our friend Doriana. Having spent her honeymoon travelling through Japan, she had such great in-depth knowledge which she had put in one compact email. It was so informative and mouth-watering; just like the recipes she is blogging about on her blog Nero di Seppia. Except from the flight tickets which…

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Strolling Around in Shibuya / Tokyo (Video)

Before I share our detailed travel map with all the who, what, when, where and whys, I would like to begin with a quick video from our first walk through Shibuya / Tokyo. We arrived on a Saturday morning at 10am local time after an overnight flight from Munich. The little bird had slept during…

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