Okayama – 岡山

Okayama – 岡山

At the end of my stay on Shikoku, and just before I went to Osaka, I made a four-day stop…

Rāmen – ラーメン

Rāmen – ラーメン

As I speak about rāmen since several reports, it is now time to reveal what is this delicious and so…

Kōchi-高知県

After a few weeks of intensive travel on the southern island of Kyūshū, I realized a one and a half…

Beppu Onsen-別府温泉

A few days ago I stayed in Beppu (別府), a town in northern Kyushu, famous for its thermal springs called…

Kumamoto by night

Kumamoto by night

Went out for a while in Kumamoto. The lights and the constant activity are truly welcoming for street-photography…

Yakushima-屋久島

Yakushima-屋久島

Twenty-four hours is the time I was able to spend on the island of Yakushima (屋久島). To travel there was…

Shōchū-焼酎

The most famous Japanese alcohol throughout the world is undoubtedly sake (お酒), or Nihonshu (日本酒), literally “Japanese liquor”. This relatively…

Kumamoto 3 years after

Kumamoto 3 years after

On 16 April 2016, the town of Kumamoto, on the island of Kyūshū, south of the Japanese archipelago, was subjected to an earthquake of rare violence. In one of my previous travels, accompanied by my best friend Francois, I visited the city just six months before this tragic event. Three years after the disaster, the scars are still visible in the town of Shōchū and Kumamon.