The small town of Kamakura was the capital of Japan from 1185 to 1333. Tall, beautiful wooden temples do not only bear witness of a great past, but also of great tragedies.
Dancing on a volcano, sailing around with pirates… there’s a lot to do around Hakone 😉
A ropeway over a crater landscape, poisonous gases and black eggs… that’s the volcanic valley of Ōwakudani!
For 99 years the Hakone Tozan Line has been climbing Mount Hakone. Probably the only train line in the world that starts in Japan and ends in Switzerland… 😉
In 522 goddess Benzaiten emerged the island of Enoshima from the sea and chased a dragon away. We don’t know if that’s true, but Enoshima is a top spot for tourists and nature lovers today 🙂
What do you do when the sky is gray all the time, it’s raining, and your mood isn’t at its best level? Right, you go pet a cat. Or fish. There’s no shortag of both in these two attractions in Busan 😉
After the last two long-distance bus rides I was not too interested in covering the last leg of my trip through South Korea by bus again. So I took the train from Gyeongju to Busan. Wait, Train to Busan? I hope it also works without all the Zombies… 😉
Gyeongju was the capital of the Korean Peninsula for several hundred years. It is a small city, but very popular among Koreans due to its historical significance.
Andong is a town for South Korean standards. Why did I go to a town? To experience traditional Korean culture 🙂
When the media report about South Korea, it is rarely about the beautiful things. Sometimes it’s about the most recent high-tech toy from Samsung or LG, but most of the time about the still ongoing conflict with North Korea.