It was these September days when all Japan was in turmoil. A nuclear test rocket had sailed across the country, a typhoon started. It was sometimes difficult to distinguish television coverage before the first morning coffee, as both events involved a map.
Visiting Japan and not the glittering world of Tokyo, but sometimes get to know the 15 rare animals? Go! Up in Hokkaido.
Sure, you can avoid tourist attractions. Or you button it up even more. And besides, we are talking about the normal leisure time fun of many Japanese. This is going to be good?
The still-dominating silence of the morning gradually makes strange calls, never heard of me. Mendicant in blue robes and with Vietnamese pointed hats made of reeds in their wooden clogs through the quieter residential district of Kyoto
Fuji behind cherry blossom, Fuji wrapped in clouds, Fuji completely recognizable. Seeing this icon alone relieves every wanderlust of the past months - that's for sure: I arrived in Japan.
Finally we start the train to Asakusabashi, into the largest metropolis in the world: Tokyo.
If you think of Japan, you think of Tokyo. However, there is so much more to discover. How about Kyushu?
Wonderful Japan. Whimsical Japan. Here are facts that you did not know yet.
Recognition number 57: If the drinking water bottle is frozen next to the bed, it was cold at night.
Tokyo is the barrier of Japanese modernism: neon-colored, electrifying, futuristic, an over-twisted version of Western urbanity. One has the feeling of traveling to the future. But there is the end of an eternal dream.