見ぬが花

The saying translates as – Reality cannot compete with imagination. Japans reality can compete with imagination in my humble opinion

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Kimono Forest , Kyoto.

“I loved the quiet places in Kyoto, the places that held the world within a windless moment. Inside the temples, Nature held her breath. All longing was put to sleep in the stillness, and all was distilled into a clean simplicity. The smell of woodsmoke, the drift of incense; a procession of monks in black-and-gold […]

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Akita’s Onsen Paradise

Akita onsen paradise

Akita (秋田県, Akita-ken) is a large prefecture at the Sea of Japan coast in the northern Tohoku Region. Prefectural capital is Akita City. Among Akita’s main attractions are: its natural beauty of mountains and the sea, hot springs and the town of Kakunodate, which preserves one of Japan’s most interesting samurai districts. Nyuto Onsen Nyuto […]

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Kurama / Kibune

As I wrote in “Destinations,” Kurama is one of my favorite places. Because it feels like a town out of fairy tail: small, green, mysterious. The first time I was there, Japan had a typhoon Jebi, so before we went to the airport, I got a call from my mother who was simply terrified. The […]

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Nara Vol. 1.

Let’s start with the most popular one and the nevertheless than with the most significant wooden structures in the world.  1-Todaiji Temple Most mentioned and most photographed place in Nara, located in the heart of the city. Park is home to history, culture, and nature. Highlights include watching the park’s roe deer wander the woods […]

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Let me introduce myself…

I’m Jelena, a traveler, a photographer, and an Explorer. My nickname – Silverfoxlv Consists of an old joke (I’ll tell that joke later) that stuck to me and became my official alias, and location code. I’m starting this blog coz I was asked so many times by my followers and friends “when you will make […]

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