Matsumoto Castle

Română/日本語 It’s time to tell you a bit about the last stop of our spring holiday trip in Takayama-Shirakawago-Matsumoto, and that is Matsumoto! Matsumoto is a town in Nagano prefecture, famous for its castle. Matsumoto Castle is also known as Karasu-jō 烏城 (“Crow Castle”) due to its black exterior, and it is often put in…

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Takaosan(Mount Takao)

Română/日本語 A week after coming back from Kyoto,here I am again,leaving for another trip to see beautiful autumn leaves,to Mount Takao.Only 50 minutes away from Tokyo(from Shinjuku station),Mount Takao is a popular destination among people living in Tokyo,being a great escape from the city’s hustle and bustle.It is especially crowded in November,when most people come…

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In search of Autumn,in Kyoto(Day 1)

Română/日本語 I really wished to visit the old Imperial capital,Kyoto,during autumn.Kyoto is definitely  a wonderful city,with 17 UNESCO monuments and it deserves to be visited in every season,but during autumn and spring,it gets even more beautiful.Admiring the autumn leaves 紅葉狩り(momijigari) is a popular activity for Japanese people,along with admiring cherry blossoms during spring 花見(hanami).That is…

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Chichibu

Română/日本語 My first trip outside Tokyo was in Chichibu,Saitama prefecture.To be honest,I haven’t heard of Chichibu before that.But located close to Tokyo(approximately 2 hours by train),surrounded by gorgeous mountains,it’s a popular destination among Japanese people.There is something to do in each season in Chichibu,autumn-admiring the fall foliage,winter-Chichibu Yomatsuri Festival,spring-shibazakura flower fields,summer-Kawase shrine festival.We went there…

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Discovering Tokyo-Asakusa

Română/日本語 After Tokyo Tower,the next place I visited in Tokyo was Asakusa,and I was so impressed by it that it remained my favorite place in Tokyo.Stories and movies about geishas were one of my first encounters with Japanese culture,so that atmosphere of a traditional Japan that Asakusa,the oldest geisha district in Tokyo,has to offer,really  fascinated…

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Festival atmosphere

Română/日本語 There are hundreds of festivals in Japan,each shinto shrine holding its own festival once a year.Major ones usually take place in summer,but I was lucky to attend a Japanese festival for the first time in september,when I arrived in Japan. It was a small festival and I got there by chance.A few friends from…

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A country a year

Română/日本語 As I said before, I love traveling.People around me probably got sick of stories that start with “When I was in…”.Exactly 5 years ago I set a goal(or a challenge,if you want),to see at least a different foreign country every year.It might seem little for some of you or a lot for others,but I…

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A new beginning

Română/日本語 Anaroundtheworld represents a new project for me.I have always wished to have my own little space on the internet and now I finally managed to get one.I have been writing on a blog since 2009,but it was a private blog so I was writing mostly for myself but from now on I want to…

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