Somewhere in Japanese Alps When I think of Japan, I probably think of two things (that are actually opposites): crazy, vibrant big cities like Tokyo; and small villages with old houses, smelling of tatami mats, zen garden outside and matcha tea. No? 🙂 So, when in fact the big cities are quite easy to find (and all the fun things you can do – like video games, karaoke rooms and shopping), the small villages are in fact somehow … hidden 🙂

Mount Aso, the second biggest active vulcano in the world, is a shorter train ride from Kumamoto. The countryside view from the train is amazing and when you step off at the station you can take a deep breath of fresh air. Aso looks like a small alpine village. It’s cute, small and people are very friendly. We booked our stay in the Asobi Gokoro guesthouse (2500 ¥ for a dorm) as the weather was rainy. The streets are beautiful, everything is impecably clean. I’ve noticed that the…

Yes, I know that we’ve been planning to go back to India for some time now and we really did want to go… But then our planning didn’t go nowhere, we couldn’t set our minds to it and then Mic found a ticket from Bangkok to Fukuoka for 150 €. We had to buy it! Soon we had a confirmation on our email. Japan here we coooooome! 1.6. we’ll be landing in Fukuoka, main city of Kyushu. Konichiwaaaa 🙂 So how are we going to survive such an…