Aya Teruha Suspension Bridge, Miyazaki (and a short story about a mug)

24km west of Miyazaki city, there is a very, very small town called Aya. To be honest, I went there for one thing only: To walk on the Aya Teruha Suspension bridge, which is 250m long and 142m high. I’m not afraid of heights, but standing in the middle of this bridge, with no one … More Aya Teruha Suspension Bridge, Miyazaki (and a short story about a mug)

Walking on the Roof of Japan: The Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route

“I don’t ski“, I said to my friend when she asked me to join her on a trip to the Japanese Alps. “We’re not skiing. We’re going on the Alpine Route.“ Slightly confused, I looked it up. It really is a tour crossing impressive mountains that includes all kinds of transportation: Buses, cablecars, tunnel trolley … More Walking on the Roof of Japan: The Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route

Monkeys and Baths: Hot Spring Town Shibu Onsen (Nagano, Japan)

After I had said goodbye to the last Snow Monkey, I climbed back down the hill (well, in all honesty – it was more like sliding down the hill despite the spikes on my boots, mostly on my behind) and took a stroll through Shibu Onsen. The village looked like gingerbread houses covered in frosting … More Monkeys and Baths: Hot Spring Town Shibu Onsen (Nagano, Japan)