Japan 2020 #07: Tokyo

Japan 2020 #07: Tokyo

After touring Ginza, Toyosu and Odaiba yesterday, I planned to see central western districts, including Shinjuku and Shibuya. Of course it came all different again.

Japan 2020 #06: Tokyo

Japan 2020 #06: Tokyo

Tokyo – there are so many things to do in this enormous city. Everytime I plan a journey, I am thinking not to stay too long in the capital so I do not miss out on the many other places in Japan. But when I stop by in Tokyo, it always feels rushed and there is not enough time to do all the things I would like to do.

Japan 2020 #05: Osaka to Tokyo

Japan 2020 #05: Osaka to Tokyo

The journey continues to Tokyo. Leaving Osaka, I made two stops in Nagoya and Atami on the way to see plum blossoms.

Japan 2020 #04: Yamazaki & Uji

Japan 2020 #04: Yamazaki & Uji

Whisky, green tea and music. Today I visited the Yamazaki distillery, visited Uji and ended the day with a with a DAOKO concert.

Japan 2020 #03: Setsubun in Kyoto

Japan 2020 #03: Setsubun in Kyoto

February 3 is Setsubun, a festival best experienced in Kyoto. For that occasion I went to Yasaka Shrine and Heian Shrine to catch some lucky beans.

Japan 2020 #02: Osaka

Japan 2020 #02: Osaka

On day two I attended a Perfume concert in the biggest concert hall I ever was in and had some fresh tuna.

Japan 2020 #01: Osaka

Japan 2020 #01: Osaka

The journey began on the afternoon of February 1 2020 in Zurich. A direct flight from Zurich to Tokyo brought me to Japan where I had to transit from Narita to Haneda airport to continue to Osaka.

Japan 2020 Winter: Itinerary

Japan 2020 Winter: Itinerary

In February 2020 I embarked on another trip to Japan. Like in 2018, I decided for the coldest season motivated by my work schedule.

How to: DIY Kotatsu

How to: DIY Kotatsu

Have you ever heard of a kotatsu? The heated table is a treat in the winter and here I lay out how to build one for your home.

Connichi 2019

Connichi 2019

In the beginning of September, ten thousands of people travel to Kassel in the center of Germany to take part in the convention Connichi. It is the largest non-profit organized Japan related event, counting 27’000 visitors last year.