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.
On day two I attended a Perfume concert in the biggest concert hall I ever was in and had some fresh tuna.
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.
In February 2020 I embarked on another trip to Japan. Like in 2018, I decided for the coldest season motivated by my work schedule.
For the last two days of this trans-Asia vacation I returned to Singapore from where I started two weeks ago.
Having passed the half-time point of this trip, it was time to return southbound. The next destination is Taipei, the capital of the island Taiwan.
And the journey goes on to Tokyo. Originally I planned this trip around Asia to see other countries in the Far East than Japan, but given the proximity to Seoul I could not resist to stop by for two days at least.
One day is not enough. My stay in South Korea was incredible short, but I tried to make the most out of the 24 hours I had.
The next day I decided to explore Lantau Island in the West of Hong Kong Island, where the airport is also situated. At the pier, I just made it for a fast ferry that took half an hour to Mui Wo, a village on the Southeast of the island.
As we approached Hong Kong, I spotted an ocean of freight ships on the water.