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Erasmus blog Japan

  • My favourite places in Japan (2 of 2): Tokyo and Kamakura

    Hello! Here's the second part of my favourite places in Japan. In the first part I shared, I spoke about my favourite places being Kyoto, Nara, Koya, Miyajima and Hiroshima, and in this article I will concentrate on Tokyo and Kamakura. Kamakura is a little city, which...

    0 by Holly, 14 days ago
  • My favourite places in Japan (1 of 2): Kyoto, Nikko, Hiroshima, Miyajima...

    Hi guys! After my 23-day trip in Japan in the summer of 2018, I thought it would be a good idea to share all the places I loved the most with you. In this first part, I'm going to concentrate on my favourites being Kyoto, Nikko, Hiroshima and Miyajima. The next article...

    0 by Holly, 14 days ago
  • Life lessons I learnt whilst travelling in Japan

    Hello everyone! I'm really happy to be sharing all the life lessons I learnt during my trip to Japan two years ago. In this article, I really want to highlight how travelling can offer so many learning experiences if you remain open and if you let yourself go with the...

    0 by Holly, 14 days ago
  • Day 23 | Spending a day at Shirahama White Beach, fireworks and karaoke

    こんにちは. I would love share with you my trip to Shirahama town where we stayed over night at a pretty good hotel, had tons of fun and swam at the famous Shrirahama White Beach where we enjoyed the fireworks later in the evening and closed the day with the 2...

    0 by Grgo, 4 years ago
  • Day 22 | Visiting Koyasan-Okunoin, Kongobuji and Hojo-in (and night with the giant spiders)

    Hey guys! I have 3 more days out of 29 left to describe adventures from my trip in Japan. I would like to continue with Day 22 when I was already in the camp, my fourth day with the campers, and our next locations were several temples and the traditional hotel...

    0 by Grgo, 4 years ago
  • Day 28 and 29 | The last day in Japan & flying back home [part 1]

    Hi guys! And so we came to the last day of my stay abroad in Japan. As it goes with all great things and events the time passed so fast. Yet I really had every day full of activities and by keeping it that way the period in Japan seemed also longer than I though it...

    0 by Grgo, 4 years ago
  • Day 27 | Back in Gobo & Farewell party

    Alright guys, 4-5 days more left to describe. I will jump now next to the last day of my stay in Japan and that was on 27th July. Let me share with you events of this day. Time flew by really fast but I was really satisfied with everything and had really wonderful time...

    0 by Grgo, 4 years ago
  • Summary of the first 5 days in Japan

    Hey everyone! I was thinking whether I should describe my adventures in Japan before the 10th day (when I started writing about it here) since everything is going to be on this Erasmus blog and would be nice to have then naturally everything here. The reason I have not...

    0 by Grgo, 4 years ago
  • Day 17 | Home whole day, trip to Osaka postponed because of the typhoon

    The first day of the camp officially started. And I was not able to be there. Simply because the whole Wakayama prefecture was cut from the world. Survived the typhoon and preparing myself for Osaka The typhoon that hit the island of Shikoku last night not only caused...

    0 by Grgo, 4 years ago
  • Day 16 | Book market, Shopping Center & Purikura machines

    On the 16th day and the last before the camp (they said) we decided to go out for the lunch to one of the big shopping centre and later spent the rest of the day together at home. It was also the day and the night when it was expected the typhoon would hit the island...

    0 by Grgo, 4 years ago
  • Day 15 | Tour on the bike around Gobo, Shirahama and dinner at the restaurant

    Day 15 was another long and exciting day for me. Since there are two big things that happened on that day I decided to split it into two posts. So I will dedicate this one to my first big tour around Gobo by bicycle. I am also going to share with you links to the videos...

    0 by Grgo, 4 years ago
  • Day 14 | New family and playing the Taiko drums

    Oke oke! New exciting day in Japan! My 14th day of being on the other side of the planet and now the time came to change my host family for the last time before moving to camp. Or was it? This was a pretty long day that I got surprised even now how many things happened!...

    0 by Grgo, 4 years ago
  • Day 13 | Discovering Gobo by bike, money problem and karate

    Let's continue our story with the next day. Yesterday I moved to my 3rd host family and spent 2-3 days with grandparents Yanase. They organized me a welcome party with lots of food and drink and afterwards we went to the nearby Karaoke bar and spent there 2 hours....

    0 by Grgo, 4 years ago
  • Day 12 | Changing the host family, welcome party and karaoke bar

    Back to our stories from Japan, luckily there is plenty of them and the memories and the excitement have not abandoned me. I will have to start now "in medias res" as I wrote on my other blog some things of the first 11 days. Later on I am going to make here one post as...

    0 by Grgo, 4 years ago
  • My thoughts and impressions after a month in Japan | part 5

    And the finale part is here! I would like to dedicate it and finish it with some impressions of what I experienced and learned about religions and philosophy in Japan, about the colors of Japan as if I had to pick some and with the life-style. If you missed them, you...

    0 by Grgo, 4 years ago
  • My thoughts and impressions after a month in Japan | part 4

    Oke oke! Time to talk about the education system and schools I visited, about popular sports and what do they do in the free time... then TV series, shows and advertisement... anime and manga.... and how to properly sit in the restaurant. 11. Education and sport A few...

    0 by Grgo, 4 years ago
  • My thoughts and impressions after a month in Japan | part 3

    Now come some of the 'It was the first time for me to... '. What are the differences between our customs such as taking a shower and using sauna? Food and drink? What was the Japanese kitchen like? Could you survive? Do they eat lots of fish? Wasabi? The green tea? The...

    0 by Grgo, 4 years ago
  • My thoughts and impressions after a month in Japan | part 2

    If you skipped part 1 and introduction please click here. If you already know what is this all about - great. Let's move on! 6 Bathrooms and toilets (restrooms) I heard many stories about Japanese bathrooms and restrooms both from my friends who have already visited...

    0 by Grgo, 4 years ago
  • My thoughts and impressions after a month in Japan | part 1

    It has been practically half of the year since I came from Japan and despite writing on my tumblr blog earlier about first few days there and on my Facebook profile in Croatian I have never written about my living experience in details in English. What is more, I am...

    2 by Grgo, 4 years ago

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