Archive for 'Japan'

Star Wars is coming

Posted 26 November 2015 | By | Categories: Stuffy stuff | No Comments

I read yesterday on that the newly released Star Wars Battlefront (that has received an average score of 7/10 from the worldwide press, which in the gamers’ mind sucks because, well, it’s Star Wars man!) sold very well in Japan for its first week (123.908 units). As if in Japan, the Jap’ didn’t know […]

Wakayama City and Wakaura Bay Beach

Posted 19 May 2015 | By | Categories: Wakayama | No Comments

It’s getting hotter and hotter, summer is coming (indeed you know nothing, John Snow!), so why not enjoy a day-trip to Wakayama City? At first we had planned to camp there, but thanks to our laziness we decided to do a round trip on the same day by scooter. A wise decision? Let’s figure out!

100円 bakery [part1]

Posted 16 March 2014 | By | Categories: Shops/Stores | No Comments

Today let’s talk about a chain we discovered a few weeks ago: どれでも100円パン Which means “Anything for 100円”. Let’s see what they have to offer us.

Inari Shrine, Toyonaka

Posted 26 February 2014 | By | Categories: Osaka | No Comments

Another shrine not far from home, quite small but still beautiful. The main torii is not made from wood (probably concrete) but was painted anyway. Photos taken with my phone, if you hadn’t guessed already :p

How to simply retouch your photos with your phone

Posted 25 February 2014 | By | Categories: General | No Comments

Nowadays, most people own a smartphone (running on Android or iOS [if so, just remember that nobody is perfect]). And it sometimes is very useful to take photos with it. I actually do it a lot. It’s easy, fast and convenient. But of course the quality is not as good as what a camera does […]

Harada Shrine, Toyonaka

Posted 18 February 2014 | By | Categories: Osaka | No Comments

Anywhere you go in Japan, you find temples/shrines. I’d say that most of them are very alike, but I like the style, the architecture and the peaceful feeling that all of this produces. Inner peace inner peace inner peace!

Katsuō Temple (勝尾寺 Katsuō-ji)

Posted 12 February 2014 | By | Categories: Osaka | No Comments

Right after having visited Minō Kōen, we went to Katsuō-ji (see the official website), a buddhist temple called “The Temple of the winner’s luck”. Not very far from the park, but it takes some time to go there because of the winding road (mountains, and a very low speed limit: 30km/h). Once you’re there, you’ll […]

Minō Kōen (箕面公園)

Posted 11 February 2014 | By | Categories: Osaka | No Comments

Last Sunday (February 9th) I went to Minō Kōen (Minō Park – 箕面公園). It is located North of Osaka (as I’m living in Toyonaka), so it was pretty quick to go there (see the map below). One of the greatest things to me about Japan is that as soon as you get out of the […]

Food, food, food (1)

Posted 28 January 2014 | By | Categories: Eat, eat, eat | No Comments

If you haven’t read my first post about food in Japan (カレーハウス Coco), you probably don’t know that Japan and food are sharing quite a love story. I’m not a food worshipper – I can stay without eating for quite long (in 2013 I fasted for 7 whole days without eating anything :p ) – […]

Fruits Juices that are not juices (1)

Posted 28 January 2014 | By | Categories: Do not buy | No Comments

In every country you’ll unfortunately find some awful food sold in supermarkets or wherever it is possible. Usually linked to cheap prices, it’s not a systematic rule. Be it meat, cereals, drinks, cookies, biscuits, fruits, vegetables, etc.