Lost in Takayama

Română/日本語 Takayama, which can be translated as the “Tall Mountain”, is a wonderful city in Gifu prefecture. You can find Shirakawago UNESCO site in the same prefecture, a village with traditional Japanese houses, built in gassho-zukuri style (hands in prayer inspired roofs). Takayama, which is not far from Shirakawago, represents the ideal place to stop…

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A stroll around Tokyo gardens

Română/日本語 Autumn,my favorite season,is almost over,but I want to still stay in the mood for momijigari-enjoying the autumn leaves in Japan,and this time I’m going to introduce a few places in Tokyo. In Tokyo,you can also find some amazing places for momijigari,and especially gardens.One of them is Rikugien garden,that is wonderfully illuminated during spring and…

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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 2)

Română/日本語 To keep my promise,here I am with the second day adventures in search of beautiful autumn,in Kyoto!The second day’s route was the following: Day 2-Rurikoin-Tofukuji-Fushimi Inari Taisha-Kiyomizu-dera About Rurikoin there is no information in tourist guides and it is not listed as a must-see attraction of Kyoto,but it is a highly popular place among…

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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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Visit to Peles Castle

Română/日本語 I visited Peles Castle again,after a few years,and I can say that it remains my favorite castle in Romania.My impressions changed compared to those at 6-7 years, when I first visited the castle that made me feel like “a little princess”.But I was happy to be there again,to breathe the fresh mountain air,to enjoy…

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Hints of autumn

Română/日本語 The light rain from last days brought with it a feeling of autumn.In a way,I am a bit nostalgic because another summer passed by, but at the same time I am happy that my favorite season is coming soon.Except the fact that I was born in this season,I love autumn for several other reasons:the…

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