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Gunkanjima – The Lost Island of Mining

The Isle of Concrete Ruin Gunkanjima (軍艦島 aka Hashima island), also know as 'Battleship Island' for its resemblance to a naval warship, is a historically...

Nagasaki – The Historical Cosmopolitan Metropolis

The City of Old Nagasaki is a city with a lot of historical significance, from its European influence and its war-torn memories, it has many...

Journey in Japan Part 16: Grandiose Encounters of the Third Class

I went a few days without any Internet connection so couldn’t post anything. Here are the last three days in summary: Friday – Fukuoka Today I...

Journey in Japan Part 15: Towering Above the Rest

The day starts with a ¥1,000 haircut. This is actually quite cheap for a haircut. I am a little worried about asking for it in Japanese,...

Journey in Japan Part 14: Ainoshima Cat Island

With muscles loose thanks to a wonderful massage, I decide to really test my body. My destination today is Ainoshima Cat Island, via Shima...

Journey in Japan Part 13: Canal City, a wedding, a Japanese massage

Today is Marine Day, but nobody let me know. The purpose of this public holiday is to thank the ocean for all the fish. Stock...

Journey in Japan Part 12: Udon in (three-hundred and) Sixty Seconds

With the sun directly above me, there is nowhere to hide from the heat. I knew it was going to be hot; the seat...

Journey in Japan Part 11: Bike to the Fuchsia

A cloudy day, but hot, with a cool breeze. The perfect day to cycle. Today I have a lot of motivation. My first stop...

Journey in Japan Part 10: Rice and Shime

I wake up at 11 am. Today I head to a place called Dazaifu. It is about fifteen kilometres away. I cycle in a straight line...

Journey in Japan Part 9: Sentient pigs, neon electric girl

Today is different. For some reason I don’t feel like myself, I cannot explain how I feel. I just don’t feel right. I decide...

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