Monthly Archives: March 2011

Hanami riding under Cherry Blossom snow

Sunday 27 March we head out with the local cycling club for some hanami riding around Lake Kogawa. Fully enjoying the early spring sun and the beauty of the winding lake shore road lined with sakura trees. We spread our … Continue reading

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Cherry Blossom Tour canceled

Due to the earthquake and aftermath this April’s Cherry Blossom Tour got canceled. Which is a true pity, because the cherry blossom timing is excellent and the weather fantastic. Hope to see you next year !

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Kyushu Onsen Recon

From Monday to Friday, Yuko & I went on a road trip to prospect our new Kyushu Onsen Tour. And it must be said, we once again discovered some true gems along the way: marvellous Jigoku Onsen in the shade … Continue reading

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New Sakura Shinkansen

The new Sakura Shinkansen high speed train service connecting Osaka and Fukuoka with Kagoshima started operation on 12 March 2011. Training to Kagoshima now only takes 4h10min from Osaka or 1h20min from Fukuoka. Watch the video for an impression of … Continue reading

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Earthquake !

The northeast of Japan got struck by a massive earthquake. We are living in the deep south, so we are all safe.

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