21 January 2011 @ 04:27 pm
[Japan Travel]: Kawaguchiko - Day 1  

It's finally time to start with my winter vacation picture spam. All photos are sorted and most of them are uploaded by now. I promise that I try to update regularly - at least my travel entries. Please be patient.
Before we start with day 1, I've thought of something special for this time. I decided to make a small travel map (maybe I'll do that for all of my trips from now on). You feel even more like you've done something and been somewhere with that :D

If I wanna display all my travels so far, I'd need a more detailed and a bigger map. Couldn't find one so far (not online at least). Anybody can help out?
There's one tiny mistake, though. I didn't go to Takayama (#4) directly from Saitama, but went back to Tokyo and went from there. But that's just a tiny detail anyways.
As you can see I pretty much went around in a circle (apart from my trip to Tokyo area).
P.S.: Yeah, I know that Hokkaido is missing on this map, but it's not important for my trip this time and it would have taken up too much space (sorry Hokkaido! XD)

Kawaguchiko - Day 1 (December 29th 2010):

So, my first destination was Kawaguchiko. Kawaguchiko literally means "Lake Mouth" and just refers to the area around lake Kawaguchi which is one of the 5 Mt. Fuji lakes in Yamanashi Prefecture.
Mt. Fuji is so big that it actually is part of two different prefectures. One is Yamanashi (where I went) and the other one is Shizuoka (on the exact opposite side viewed from Lake Kawaguchi).
In summer I climbed Mt. Fuji (as you might remember) and we originally planned to start our journey from Lake Kawaguchi (because the view there with the lake is so beautiful ), but due to a typhoon our plans got cancelled and changed and we ended up climbing it from the opposite side from Shizuoka Prefecture. That was one of the reasons why THIS time I wanted to go to Kawaguchiko ^-^;

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Mt. Fuji, I love you after all!! ^-^ )

Thanks for reading and stay tuned (^-^)/
[mood]: indescribable
[music]: Arashi - Everything
24 June 2010 @ 04:53 pm
[Japan Travel]: Kyoto - Day 5 (Mt. Hiei)  

After all that notebook-whining it's finally time for another travel entry.
Unfortunately the last one for now. But don't worry I just finished planning my next trip for August, so new travel entries will come sooner or later and with a bit of luck awesome photos of Mt. Fuji then :D

My last day in Kyoto I spent a little bit outside: Mt. Hiei
Famous for it's huge temple facility - which is on the top of Mt. Hiei and thus quite isolated. I was the only foreigner up there and there weren't a lot of tourists, so after the crowded sakura-season stress, that was a nice change and a nice end of my trip :)
Here we go!~

Kyoto Day 5 (April 9th, 2010):

So, let's climb up!!! :D )

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Now, hurry up!! Run, Forest, run!!! )

And that was my Spring Vacation 2010. It was nice. Spring vacation in Japan is always great anyways (*___*)v
I hope you enjoyed it and let's hope my summer vacation 2010 will be just as good. It will be my first summer vacation in a long time in Japan, because last year I went back to Germany (^-^)>

Thanks for reading!

Much love friends!
[mood]: cheerful
[music]: Kuko - Yoake no Kodomatachi
18 February 2010 @ 03:04 pm
[Japan Travel]: Kobe - Day 2  
Now, here's finally Day 2 of my Kobe trip (^-^)
It was a very busy day. I went to a lot of different places which involved a LOT OF train rides. I wasn't very lucky later on - it was quite horrible ... but the day ended with a Happy End nevertheless ... I guess ;P

Wada Shrine and the white snake! )

Byebye, Wada Shrine, there's still a lot more to see, so I had to hurry up XD

Did you know that there is a castle in Kobe? )

No cheese for me? Frozen body? But still a Happy End??? Huh??!!!! And what's the deal with the rainbow? )

Thanks for reading.
[music]: SxOxU - Funny Sunny Day
[mood]: intimidated
23 January 2008 @ 05:32 pm
[Japan Photos]: Hakone  
Okay, I'm just here to jump in, throw some Japan photos at you again and then disappear asap! XD

Let's go outside of Tokyo this time!
In my 3rd week (when I was staying at Yumi-chan's) Yumi-chan and I went to Hakone, which is like 2 hours away from Tokyo (depending on where you start from of course).
The main reason to go there was of course to SEE MOUNT FUJI!!! (*___*) .... we were not lucky on that day though ... as it was very cloudy almost all of the time and so ... we couldn't see Fuji-san ;o; ..... but apart from that Hakone is ONE AWESOME PLACE and if you ever have time and are near Tokyo, you should go there as well!~

Yumi-chan and me took tons of photos, I had a hard time to choose, but here we go:

by train, by cablecar, by gondola, by ship, by bus, by ... )

Pirates??!! )

Where is Johnny???? )

EEEhhmmm. Yes, that's all for today. There's so much more to see in Hakone, so there are a lot of hotels around! Some day I have to visit it again!

Bye-cha~ (^^)/
[mood]: drained