Japan

Tokyo Tower

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

The Tokyo Tower, built 1958, is ever since a symbol of Tokyo. Used as a broadcasting tower for radio and TV, it was now replaced (not sure if completely replaced or if it’s still sending signals) by the Tokyo Sky Tree, with almost double the height of the Tokyo Tower. Well, even if I don’t […]


Tsukiji Fish Market

Friday, September 13th, 2013

The Tsukiji Fish Market is Japans biggest fish market and every tourist guide of Tokyo has at least one page mentioning it. Also, before the market starts, there is the tuna-auctioning, where big fat frozen tunas are auctioned to other stores, restaurants and all the shops in the fish market. I went to the market […]


Climbing Mount Fuji

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

Mount Fuji is Japans highest mountain. And since I’ve never been there yet, I thought I might try hiking it. Well, the main climbing season is through July to August, when the weather is mostly good. In this time though, there are a lot of people and the whole mountain seems to be crowded. September […]


Places I went lately – Japan

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

Hi. Maybe you’ve just seen my blog post about New Zealand. Japan was right after that. In fact, I was going to Japan (as I do almost every year) and booked the flight with a stop-over in New Zealand to visit a friend. So this was also last year, end of September and a bit […]


Aftershocks

Friday, August 5th, 2011

Fast 5 Monate ist es nun schon her, dass am 11. März vor der Küste Nordostjapans das große Beben stattfand, mit verheerenden Folgen durch Beben, Tsunami, aber auch dem beschädigtem Atomkraftwerk in Fukushima. Mittlerweile ist Japan hier nicht mehr in aller Munde, aber die Aufbauarbeiten gehen immer noch voran, die Lage um die Kraftwerke in […]

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