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Alternative guide of Japan made by Jordy Meow. You will discover here an offbeat version of Japan with surprising landscapes, forgotten wonders, mysterious streets and vibrant people. If you love this website, please support it through Patreon, here. Enjoy the adventure!

Takeda, the Castle in the Sky
Hyogo Takeda, the Castle in the Sky
On l'appelle le Château dans le Ciel ou encore le Machu Picchu du Japon. Rien que ça ;)
Amanohashidate
Kyoto Amanohashidate
According to a Japanese philosopher, Amanohashidate is one of the three most famous views of Japan along with Matsushima and Miyajima.
Aoike: The Blue Pond
Hokkaido Aoike: The Blue Pond
In Japan there are mysterious places often shown in photos but where nobody really seems to go. Aoike – literally the Blue Pond is one of these.
Tokyo Sento with Stéphanie: Takara-yu
Adachi-ku Tokyo Sento with Stéphanie: Takara-yu
Just follow me and we'll take a bath together, along with my friend Stéphanie. She’s become the ambassador for sento – public bathhouses – so we'll let her choose a good one for us.
Osore-san: Highway to Hell
Aomori Osore-san: Highway to Hell
We march towards the entrance of Mount Osore under the crazy heat.
Hitachi Seaside Park in Autumn
Ibaraki Hitachi Seaside Park in Autumn
I am not always fair with Ibaraki Prefecture. I always say that there is not much to it besides the occasional haikyo, but it actually does have its charms.
Gunkanjima: Photos & Stories
Nagasaki Gunkanjima: Photos & Stories
Abandoned in 1974, the Battleship Island (Gunkanjima) turned into the Ghost Island and soon became one of the most famous spot for urban exploration.
Ebisu Iwa & Daikoku Iwa
Hokkaido Ebisu Iwa & Daikoku Iwa
Turn your head to the right and there’s a surprise: the handsome rocks of Ebisu and Daikoku basking in the Sea of Japan.
Green Tea Fields at Mount Fuji
Shizuoka Green Tea Fields at Mount Fuji
You can visit a very pleasant spot very near Mount Fuji to appreciate the fields of green tea. Best to go in spring, early in the morning.
Exploration of the Catacombs of Paris
North Exploration of the Catacombs of Paris
Visit of the forbidden catacombs in Paris for 10 hours with Dyane and Mathieu.
The Cherry Blossoms in Tokyo
Tokyo The Cherry Blossoms in Tokyo
I have been taken short notice once again by the early bloom of the cherry trees and I had to figure out an urgent day to wander the Tokyo streets and find nice scenes.
Nobeyama Radio Observatory
Nagano Nobeyama Radio Observatory
While I was driving around in Nagano, I noticed a huge parabolic antenna lost in the middle of the mountains.
16 Best Abandoned Places in Japan 2014
Japan 16 Best Abandoned Places in Japan 2014
Here are my best 16 explorations of abandoned places in Japan in 2014.
Snow Storm in Roppongi
Minato Snow Storm in Roppongi
The snow falls every year in Tokyo. Once. This year again, it's been snowing. But twice, violently, and the snow was going with a a strong and freezing north wind.