Early Cherry Blossoms

The last weeks were packed with work, so I decided that I need a day off and went last Friday to Shinjuku Gyoen to see some early cherry blossoms. The Sakura forecast for this year predicts the blooming for Tokyo between March 29th and April 6th so I was way too early for the major…

Hokkaido – Day 2 (Otaru)

Day 2 of our Hokkaido trip was spent not far away from Sapporo in Otaru, the town with the famous canal. The next day, after a surprisingly good breakfast, we drove to Otaru, where another snow festival was supposed to take place. But – who would have thought it – it ended the night before……

Sapporo Tokeidai

Hokkaido – Day 1 (Sapporo)

Part one of our Hokkaido Trip from February 14th to February 20th with my parents in law. On Sunday morning we woke up at five am because we had to leave the house at six at latest to get to the airport in time. My parents-in-law had arrived only the day before, together with my…