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The hike of Koyasan Choishi Michi trail

As I like one day hikes, I decided to fly to Japan and walk the Koyasan Choishi Michi pilgrimage trail. This hike is situated in Wakayama prefecture, in the Kansai Area, only about one hour south of Osaka by train.  Gathering information on the internet was not easy, but luckily I found some very interesting … Continue reading »

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Deer and shrines in Nara

I remember when I was a kid, maybe seven or eight years old, a warm summer day somewhere in the mountains where I used to spend a few weeks of school holiday in my grandfather’s home village. That day we had driven to an area where the local community was taking care of injured deer. … Continue reading »

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Exploring Hokkaido: Noboribetsu Onsen and a trip to Abashiri

Few days after being to the onsen, I decided to travel outside Sapporo, to visit other parts of Hokkaido. I went to Sapporo station and bought a “Hokkaido Rail Pass”, four days of unlimited travels in a period of ten days. I recommend it to whoever wants to make the best out of their time … Continue reading »

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