Writer: Katariina

I’m from Finland, the country of forests and lakes. In 2009 I traveled to Japan for the first time. As it was a short culture exchange experience trip, I was lucky to take part in activities such as Tea ceremony, kimono fitting, calligraphy and onsen. I met many wonderful and kind people. I returned to Japan also in 2011, and 2013.. After University in UK, I ended up in Japan. Living happily in Okinawa since 2014.

I love to travel and take short trips in different prefectures in Japan. I enjoy eating (!) and writing, although I’m prone to absent-mindedness at times.

My project for the time being is to get more involved in Japanese lifestyle and study more Japanese (especially Kanji.. ) and to pass JLPT level N2 -test.

Mysterious Maki-do Cave

In the hot and humid Japanese summer it is nice to find ways to escape the heat. A trip to a beautiful natural limestone Makido cave in Okayama prefecture is a great choice for a day trip! Pack your bags, summer is here, let's escape.

Okinawa Neo Park

This unusual zoo is located in the north part of Okinawa, Nago-shi. It is a really nice place to spend a few hours of the day during any season. Especially good for families and animal lovers!

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