The Samurai in Nikkō were too boring for your taste? The Monster Cats in Tokyo too? Oh well? How about zombies for a change? 😉
On August 6, 1945, a B-29 bomber dropped the first atomic bomb over an inhabited city. At 08:16 local time, Hiroshima disappeared from the map. But Japan did not think about surrendering just yet.
On March 11, 2011 an earthquake triggered a giant Tsunami which devastated Japan, caused several nuclear meltdowns and left the radioactively contaminated Evacuation Zone of Fukushima behind. Six years later I went to visit the survivors and captured their story.
On a small hill high above Kyoto there are about 120 Japanese Macaques, wondering why strange, bipedal creatures put free food in their hands… 😉
For almost four centuries, Kyoto was the capital of Japan. It’s impossible to get an impression on just one day, but after all the detours of the super typhoon, I was forced to do so…
Fukuoka has its own Oktoberfest too! But is this actually a real “German” thing with Beer, a marquee and sausages? See for yourself… 😉
(My route within Japan can be found here, a general overview of the country here.) It was midnight in Kyōto, I was sitting in the lounge of my accommodation and
“日光を見ずして結構と言うな” – “Don’t talk about beauty before you’ve seen Nikkō”. A bold statement, but even if it hadn’t been true, 1000 Samurai can compensate for everything 😉
Ever wanted to see people dressed up as monster cats parade the streets of Kagurazaka in Tokyo? I bet you did 🙂
Tokyo, with its 38 million inhabitants one of the largest metropolitan areas in the world. And because a city of this size doesn’t just not fit into a single article, but looks much different by Day than it does by Night, today it’s Tokyo by Night 🙂