South Korea – One More Time

20 Feb 2013 Korea Gumi Hugh Spa Sauna 구미휴스파사우나

It has been a long time since my last post, therefore a brief summary and after that an explanation of my whereabouts.

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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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Gion Festival – 祇園祭

17 Jul 2012 Japan 河原町

Every year in July Kyoto celebrates the Gion Festival. It is probably the oldest and most famous annual festival in Japan and attracts visitors from all over Japan and beyond.

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Excursion to Seoul

28 Apr 2012 Korea Seoul

As the circumstances demanded from me, I had to leave Japan for a short period. I used this opportunity and went to South Korea. I took a flight from Osaka to Seoul on April 26th.

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はなみ — Hanami

17 Apr 2012 Japan 円山公園

In Spring the cherry trees in Japan start to blossom. During these days it is a very well-known tradition to go to parks and other spots and watch the cherry trees. The required pieces of equipment for this activity are very simple: some friends colleagues or family; a couple of drinks and snacks; a tarpaulin and […]

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Arrival in Kyoto and Orientation at Ritsumeikan University (立命館大学)

13 Apr 2012 Japan 立命館大学

On Thursday 22nd I took the night bus from Tokyo to Kyoto and arrived in the early morning. It was a rainy Friday and finding the right way from Kyoto Station to my student dormitory was quite challenging and took longer than expected. But eventually I had arrived there and the facility manager and his […]

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