#25 – summarising – 10 things I will NOT miss

Katakana Japanese has 3 alphabets and 5 different levels of speech! So you technically do not study 1 language. Katakana refused to adopt me and my brain became hermetic to those signs, I can only recognise those that are common to hiragana It is a shame as katakana is used for foreign words imported to […]

December lights

Japan is a special taste for colors and lights, December is a joy, every area of town is shining. Many companies sponsor areas but also arrange their buildings in an elegant fashion Below is the Panasonic arrangements in Shiodome, such a delight   Marunouchi is this high-end area of Tokyo with many office buildings, close […]

Japanese Alps #2 – Alpen Route

Taking the trip to the Alpine Route is a mission for a foreigner like me and for anyone in terms of energy This hike is only open April to November due to the heavy snow as roads are closed. From Toyama, my #1 tip is to purchase your package tour in advance as train tickets […]

Japanese Alps

The prefectures of Nagano, Toyama and the region of Gifu compose most of the Japanese Alps, it is a fantastic and unique region, among my favourites. only 2h30 shinkansen from Tokyo and you are in Toyama where you can enjoy great seafood and go hiking, highly recommended It is a rich region for landscapes, nothing […]