Around the World
  • Alsace

  • Lefkada

  • Valencia

  • Dolomiti

  • Argentina

  • Hamburg & Lubek

  • China

  • At Santa's home

  • Puglia 2016

  • Memmingen

  • Mongolia

  • Istanbul 2015

  • Tuscany with kids

  • Valencia

  • Vietnam

  • Japan it is

  • Bologna

  • Costa Rica

  • Finland, 2013

  • Iceland, 2012

  • Jordan 2012

  • Portugal & Spain

  • Vourvourou

  • Plitvice, 2010

  • Sweden 2010

  • Scotland 2009

  • Greece, 2009

  • South Africa

  • Peru 2008

  • Czech Repbl. 2008

  • Tuscany 2007

  • Switzerland

  • Marocco

  • Thailand 2005

Trip details

Japan it is

Sakura, Shrines & Sushi

Day 1 - arrival in Tokyo, walk in the Imperial Palace East Gardens, short nap, manga and video games in Akihabara, and finally a sushi dinner in an ordinary sishi-go-round place.

Day 2 - an early morning attempt to see sumo warriors training, Sensoji temple, 40° water in a local onsen, stroll along the Ebisu channel (no sakura yet), ramen for lunch, Shibuya crossing, Harajuku freak show,

Day 3 - Tsukiji Market, single act performance at Kabuki-za, Rappongi hills, lunch at Gonpachi (Kill Bill restaurant scene), Cat house in Ikebukuro, Ueno park and Yanaka Cemetery

Day 4 - shinkansen to Nagoya and local train to Takayama, walk along the old-fashioned two story houses in Takayama

Day 5 - morning walk to see the local temples, trains to rainy Kyoto, Mayko dance and tea ceremony at Gyon corner, dinner at ... a pizza place :)

Day 6 - morning walk to Arashiama bamboo forest, train to Nara, traverse far and wide the Nara park, first sakura :), train to Fushimi-ku temple, sushi dinner!

Day 7 - the sun is back! morning visit to Kinkaku-ji and Ryōan-ji, ...-ji, Omen for lunch, the path of philosophy, early dinner

Day 8 - let's go biking! Nishiki market, biking along the Kamo river, Kyoto Imperial palace gardens, and SAKURA - yes!, south Higashiyama, packing the luggage :(