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O’zapft is!

O’zapft is – although not in Munich, but in Yokohama! Nowadays there’s an Oktoberfest in most major cites around the world and, of course, Japanese ones are no exception. I’ve never been to the original one, but this copy managed to deliver some key elements […]

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Notes from Nikko

Last week saw Japan’s Obon festival, a time at which traditionally many people would take a short break to travel to their home town and honor the spirits of their ancestors. Alternatively, it’s a perfect occasion for a short summer holiday! The weekend before a […]

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Venturing off the city limits

Today marks the third week living in Japan and I had not set foot outside of the city until now. Hence, even though the weather report was all but promising, the first destination of choice was Miura Peninsula, about 90 minutes away from Tokyo. Right […]

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