Otaku Style: Alternative Japan – Dark Edition (under construction)

A guide to alternative Japan with focus on special interests (“otaku”), this time, everything dark and mysterious. Featuring music and fashion (Gothic/Lolita/Visual Kei) and generally places with a darker backstory. This post is under construction (as are all the others) and will be fleshed out with detail later on. If you have any recommendations or…

Down-to-Earth Osaka

Part 4 of our 2014 trip to Japan Osaka seems to be little more than a transit place for most people, but we actually liked the city better than e.g. Tokyo. It felt more down-to-earth, more approachable to us. We arrived in the early morning after the Willer Bus trip from Hiroshima. A little dazed,…

Kansai Region Day Trips – Deer, Tea and Monks

Part 3 of our 2014 trip to Japan Places visited: Kobe, Nara, Koyasan, Uji Of course, our time in the Kansai region did not start with various day trips. We spent a week each in Osaka and Kyoto, which is a lot to write about, so I’m starting with the more manageable accounts of the…