Cherry Blossom – and a little chat about Japan

It is finally spring in Germany and I am enjoying the fresh air, the singing of the birds and especially – the CHERRY BLOSSOMS! To my mind, these blossoms are the prettiest in spring time!

Today, I would like to show you my recent photographs of my beloved cherry blossoms.
Additionally, since they always remind me of Japan, I thought I could talk a little bit about the country and why I would really appreciate going there one day!


Last summer, I was a participant in the „International Leadership Academy“ in Fort Worth, Texas.
“ILA“ is a program where students from eight cities in the world meet in Texas, in order to discuss a specific topic and meet other people.


My roommate was a girl from Nagaoka and she came to Fort Worth with a group of other Japanese people. Honestly, I have never meet so many nice people before in my life! The Japanese are so kind, hospitable and courteous! We talked a lot about our countries, which is why I am taking a trip to Japan in a couple of years into consideration.


I would love to visit Tokyo and Kyoto, although I think it may be a little bit stressful, since these cities have so many inhabitants.


Nevertheless, visiting the food markets, buying little souvenirs, trying Japanese food and talking to locals (not in Japanese unfortunately) are things you should definitely not miss when travelling to Japan!


Here are some of the main “bullet points“ on my Japan to-do list:

• Visiting Fushimi-ku in Kyoto, which is one of eleven wards, where you will also find the famous Fushimi Inari Shrine

• Walking through the Arashiyama Bamboo Grove, seeing the green bamboo stalks which reframe the alley

Exploring Tokyo, Japan’s capital

Watching a Kabuki Performance, which is a classical Japanese musical-drama with marvellous costumes, dance and music

Trying to see Geishas

Seeing Mount Fuji, the famous volcano

Mt Fuji
Mount Fuji, credits to

I hope you liked this post and especially the photographs. By the way, I am still not completely sure how I want to continue this blog. I like to write my blogpost in english, since I am battling the constant fear of unlearning how to write in english.
However, it takes a lot of time to translate the posts into German and I am often only doing it the day after I have already published the blogpost.
Additionally, you may have noticed that I changed my blog layout again, which is why I am not quite sure which design perfectly suits my „work“.

Have a great week!


Autor: Sophie B.

Mädchen mit permanentem Fernweh, die Kamera immer dabei! Ich lebe um die Welt zu erkunden!

18 Kommentare zu „Cherry Blossom – and a little chat about Japan“

    1. Thanks, I’m glad you like it!
      Time and comments will show if it’s really necessary to write in English and German but I would prefer writing in English I guess, that way I can reach a larger audience 🙂
      Thank you for your advice!

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    1. Yeah I don’t know whats going on with our earth this year. I just watched the weather channel and they said that we would have minus degrees this night. Which means that the vine plants will probably be destroyed 😦
      How is the weather in Vancouver?


    1. Ja, leider bleiben die Blüten ja nicht ewig. Letztes Jahr habe ich sie leider verpasst, ein Grund mehr, sie dieses Jahr zu fotografieren 🙂
      Liebe Grüße zurück!


  1. achja, blütenfotos – davon kann ich auch nie genug bekommen 🙂 japan ist sicher ein superspannendes land, bisher aber ehrlich gesagt noch nicht allzu weit vorne auf meiner liste. ich bin so ein kultureller esser und die asiatische küche ist nur in bestimmten bereichen meins ^.^

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    1. Ja, das verstehe ich! Ich glaube ich bin auch nicht so hundertprozentig der asiatische Esser, aber irgendwann möchte ich da doch gerne mal hin 🙂 Zuerst jedoch Südostasien, Ozeanien und Südamerika 🙂 Also in den nächsten Jahren 😀

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  2. I have exactly the same issue.. I want to write in English – just because I prefer this language. BUT – my grandma is one of my followers and I don’t want to make it difficult for her.. she can’t understand even one word 😦 the idea to write in both languages is good but needs more time. That makes it quite complicated when you have WiFi just for a short time.. maybe I should write offline, translate offline and just publish it quickly 😃

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