Fukuoka – 福岡

29 Aug 2012 Japan ホテルニューガイアイン中洲東

This morning I left my hostel and took a local train to get closer to the highway. I took a 30-minutes walk to the next Service Area (サービスエリア). Accessing it was easy and legal. Like a miracle it just took me less than 5 minutes until a truck driver picked me up.

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Hiroshima – 広島

28 Aug 2012 Japan Backpackers Hostel K's House

This morning I took the local bus to get a bit outside of Matsuyama. From there I started Hitchhiking towards Imabari (今治). The first ride appeared after more than an hour. It was a young man with a tattoo on his right arm. He took me to Imabari and from there I tried to get […]

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Matsuyama – 松山

27 Aug 2012 Japan ホテルエコ道後

This morning I left the beautiful beach of Omiko (大神子) and headed towards west of Shikoku (四国). I was very lucky. I could get a ride after less than an hour and the man actually drove all the way to my destination.

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Kyoto – Osaka – Kobe – (almost) Tokushima

25 Aug 2012 Japan 大神子

Sometimes a man has to do, what he has to do. So I decided to use my summer vacation to see more of Japan. Because trains or busses are too expensive (and boring) I travel via hitchhiking. The first destination is Tokushima (徳島).

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Gozan no Okuribi – 五山送り火

18 Aug 2012 Japan 広沢池

On August 16th Kyoto’s famous bonfire festival took place. Gozan no Okuribi roughly translates to “five mountains farewell bonfire”. This festival is also known as and is the culmination of the Buddhist festival . The Obon festival is a has its roots in Buddhist tradition that lasts several days. At the beginning of the festival, […]

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English Immersion Camp

1 Aug 2012 Japan 守山市

Since Monday I am working at an English camp for Japanese children organized by Kumon. The camp is at a hotel next to Lake Biwa, which provides an amazing view during breakfast. At the camp we have 88 children who are between 8 and 12 years old. Together with around 20 other students from 20 […]

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