summarising – my favorite spots

Gokayama This is another special place that I visited thanks to Chihiro San and her mother who took a day to drive us around. I am so thankful for them for being so welcoming and warm to me. Everyone wants to visit Shirakawago when in the region, Gokayama is also one of those traditional villages, […]

Summarising – my favorite spots

Tateyama What a place, what a day, what a journey!! This will remain as one of the best ever expedition I did in Japan. In 2019, we had an exceptional Golden Week of 11 days as the new Emperor was coming to reign. The flights were awfully expensive as a result and I decided to […]

Summarising – my favorite spots

Koyasan   Here is another where I managed to go every year (sometimes more), although it is a journey to reach the top of this Wakayama mountain, almost 3 hours away from Osaka World Heritage site since 2004, Koyasan gathers for me nature, spirituality, meditation, quiet, food, experience and Japan traditions in one place. I […]

Summarizing – my favorite spots

Nara Yukari took me to Nara in 2002 so it really dates back and I had an instant love with the place. At the time, it is much less touristy, very local, less deers, you could walk in silence on a Saturday Since I have been living in Japan, I organised to spend at least […]

Summarizing – my top spots

Had to be Wakkanai!! Whenever I say I spent a long week end in Wakkanai, everyone stares at me and finds it a weird choice but this remains among my best memories and experiences We have been there in November, already very cold, at the top North of Japan, very windy and snowy, 0 tourists […]