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Dear Deutsche Bahn (German Rail),…

Dear Deutsche Bahn (German Rail),…

  …having travelled through Japan with JR (Japan Rail), I feel like I need to tell you some things. No, I am not going to rant about the ongoing train driver’s strike, though it’s apparently en vogue in Germany (which is sad, by the way, but as I said, this is not what I want to talk about here). What I do want to talk about, is how exciting and great it is, to go anywhere in Japan by train.

Just eat it… Japan edition

Just eat it… Japan edition

  For our Foodie friends: a selection of some of the food we had in Japan. Featuring Sushi, Sashimi and Ramen (of course) and other stuff. A whole lot of the restaurants have plastic versions of their dishes on display outside. Which is really helpful, especially when there are neither an English menu nor an English speaking waiter available. You can just go outside with the waiter and point out what you want. I once did that and I still have no idea what I…

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Moving on …

Moving on …

next stop South Korea. After having to cut our stay short due to golden week here in Japan, we’re preparing to take the Eagle to South Korea. Stay tuned for more …

Miyajima Island

Miyajima Island

  Miyajima is a small island, just over half an hour by train plus a ten minute ferry ride away from Hiroshima. It’s home to the famous “floating gate”, several shrines and temples (Daisho-in must be one of the most beautiful temples we’ve seen so far, the location on the foot of the mountain, and so many little gems to discover, it’s just adorable) and Mount Misen, which is great hiking terrain. Like Nara, a lot of tame deer run around freely…

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Hiroshima

Hiroshima

  When you travel to Hiroshima inevitably one thing comes to mind. You might think you know it all – the first A-Bomb being dropped here on the 6th of August 1945 at 8:15 in the morning, thousands killed instantly, destruction of a whole city and the horrible after-effects. But its one thing reading about what happened here, standing directly under the spot where the bomb unleashed its catastrophic force and actually touching things that have been deformed in the…

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Temple Run Buddha’s Bidding – Kyoto and Nara

Temple Run Buddha’s Bidding – Kyoto and Nara

  Out now, the new real-life version of Temple Run. Your mission: see as many temples, shrines, gardens and groves as possible in Kyoto and Nara. We gave it a try. Here’s what we found:   Level one: The Southern Higashiyama Walk First challenge: Wandering around crowded Kiyomizu-dera. We won a bonus and got a free tour by three Japanese girls, students from Osaka who want to practice their English by guiding foreign tourists. We mastered the walk through pitch black Tainai-me-guri, and…

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