Japan 2020 #08: Kawaguchiko / Fuji

Japan 2020 #08: Kawaguchiko / Fuji

Today I traveled to Lake Kawaguchi near Mt. Fuji with two friends who are currently living in Tokyo. When travelling to see Mt. Fuji, most I assume will think of going to the Hakone area. Indeed, I also was there before since it is often mentioned as worth a visit (it is). This time I wanted to explore another side of the mountain (literally) which is also well accessible from Tokyo. Today we were going to Kawaguchiko in Yamanashi prefecture.

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.