Welcome to our online photo album!
We treasure every journey we made, and that's the main reason we put up this webpage to share with you.
So often we thought that we have travelled enough. Yet whenever we thought of those breathtaking sceneries, interesting wildlife, friendly locals and travelers who helped us for no reasons, we want to travel again! Equally there are lonely and miserable moments on the road, nevertheless the happy ones keep us going.
Hope you enjoy and thanks for your visit. Keep itchy feet and safe travel!
Sharon & Jochen
We took the train to Hotaka and after walking about 30 minutes, we reached the biggest wasabi farm – Daio – in Japan and tasted the best soft ice cream ever. I had to take two. It retains the refreshing taste of wasabi but no burning sensation at all. I couldn’t find it again in the rest of the trip. They even sold wasabi beer.
Starting from Edo (Tokyo) and ending in Kyoto via Kiso Valley, Nakasendo was one of the oldest roads made in Japan’s Edo Period. The section we chose is about 10 km – a good day walk – and passes two well-preserved old towns Magome and Tsumago in Kisoji.
When I got to know that tsuyu, the rainy season in Japan, started on the 16th June this year, I felt similar to an anonymous writer’s thoughts on the Asahi Shimbun, “Getting wet at this time of the year is not a bad thing”, so long as it does not cause any serious damage or delay.
Rain is very important for country like Japan with so many rice fields. Two days later we were on our way to Koyasan. As accurate as ancient prediction, it did rain. Except for the unpleasant damp, visiting those shrines and temples in the rain actually gives an extra mystical mood. Describe this further.
Taking the train and later cable car from Kyoto, we arrived Koyasan at …