The corona pandemic has still the whole world in its grasp and as millions of globe-trotters, I’m trapped in Europe and frustrated.
Due to the current situation, it won’t be possible to go to Japan at all in 2020.
Therefore, I must postpone once again the restart of Fukuchan Ryoko. Next goal: Spring 2021.
6 months has passed since my last update. In the meantime, everything changed, for the whole world.
I want to be optimistic and at least in Europe and Japan, the corona situation is slowly getting better.
From today (July 1st) on, the EU lifts restrictions on travel from Japan and 13 others countries
From now on, during your Japan trip with Fukuchan Ryoko, you can stay connected with the Internet for free, all the time!
In addition to bank transfer, two new payment options are available for your Japan trips with Fukuchan Ryoko: Paypal and Credit Cards
Happy new year of the Metal Rat!
It’s not a new cyberpunk novel, but the exact name of 2020 according to the Chinese calendar ;-).
Time flies, especially when you’re busy. The main purpose of this trip, real estate search, isn’t as successful as hoped, mainly due to the inflexibility of Japanese banks and the too strong exchange rate of the Japanese Yen at the moment. Nevertheless my wife an I learned a lot and are now fully prepared to find next year the perfect place to live near Osaka!
During the last few months, I surely neglected Fukuchan. Mea Culpa! Otherwise, I’ll fly as usual to Osaka at the end of the month and stay there for 5 weeks. No big journey is planned yet, but between day trips to deepen my knowledge of the Kansai region (and its cuisine!) and working on new content for Fukuchan Ryoko, I’ll devote with my wife much time to an important task: find a house! Indeed, in the not too far future, we plan to live in Japan. More information in November!Read more
The FAM trip sponsored by the Setouchi Tourism Authority is starting in exactly one week.
It promises to be very exciting, with a varied program containing new sites, as well as spots I already visited.
Great summer surprise: At the beginning of July, I’ll return to Japan for a week of discovery. Following the kind invitation of the Setouchi Tourism Authority, I’ll take part to a 7 days FAM trip to Setouchi.
In Germany, the winter is making a final leap, but spring is almost there! The flowers can’t wait to bloom and I can’t wait to return to Japan! After 3 very busy and boring months, I’ll leave my translator desk behind, pack again and fly away .
In one week, on March the 20th, I’m flying from Frankfurt to Nagoya.
2019 will be again a busy year for Fukuchan Ryoko!
At the end of March, I’ll return to the Japan for 7 weeks.
Back in Osaka since 10 days, I just finished the diary of a great journey with customers to Shikoku, the wild pearl of south Japan. Following the recommandation of one participants to the trip, I’m testing a new platform called Polarsteps. Enjoy the journey!Read more
Tomorrow, I’ll once again leave Germany to Osaka. This time, I’ll stay in Japan for 6 weeks, alternating business and leisure!
First, on Sunday I’ll begin with a group of 4 customers a trip to Shikoku, my favorite island of the Japanese archipelago.
We’ll rent a car in Tokushima on the north-eastern coast and drive around this wild and beautiful place.
6 weeks before the start of the big Shikoku journey!
I can’t wait to be there again, admiring the wild coasts and the deep mountain landscapes of this beautiful island and tasting every day with my customers the fresh fish of the Pacific and other delicacies!
The journey starts on October the 14th with of course a full coverage on the blog and many photos!
While enjoying a few days of rest in France, I finally wrote on my blog a post about the upcoming trip to Shikoku.
On October the 11th, I’ll fly to Osaka and then the journey with 4 customers will start a few days later.
During 10 days, we’ll travel around the island of Shikoku, enjoying beautiful seascapes and fresh fish!
Two weeks have already passed since I flew back to Germany, but I’m already longing for Japan! For the readers of my blog, I just finished a recap of the spirituality journey with 2 customers last monthRead more
A few days ago, my customers flew back to Germany after a 2 weeks guided tour with Fukuchan Ryoko in Kyoto and Nara, Japans former capital cities. I just posted on Facebook a selection of the many photos I took during the trip.Read more
The main purpose of this stay is a 15 days customer trip to Kyoto, Nara and the surrounding regions.
Starting on May the 11th, I’ll explore with my 2 customers the spiritual world of these 2 ancient capital cities.
Among the several beautiful temples and shrines, we’ll go deep in the heart of Japanese Buddhism and Shintoism.
Hello! A few days ago, I booked the plane ticket for my next stay in Japan.
The journey starts on April the 24th and about 2 weeks later the first customer trip of this year will begin!
In any case, 2018 will be a busy year for Fukuchan Ryoko with already 3 booked trips all around Japan!
For a better overview, travel prices and more detailed information about the tour conditions are now already indicated on the homepage.
I adjusted the prices of my tours. Thanks the weaker Yen, my whole offer has become considerably cheaper!
Already one month has passed since my return from Japan. It was an interesting but chaotic trip, especially due to the bad weather conditions. Two typhoons and more than two weeks pouring rain in October, that’s unprecedented!Read more
I’m already in Japan since 3 weeks. The weather is exceptionally wet, we just had a huge typhoon!Read more
Hello! On October the 3rd, begin of my next trip to Japan! Starting this time from Nagoya, 5 weeks of exploration, great food and culture! More information in the blog.Read more
Next spring, I’ll accompany a group of 2 people to Nara and Kyoto. During a 14 days journey, we’ll visit the main touristic attractions of these beautiful ancient capitals of Japan and explore in the surroundings many unusual sites on unbeaten tracks.Read more
Thanks to my wife, I just discovered my TV drama summer hit 2017, Juhan Shuttai (Sleepeeer Hit)!
This amazing series is perfect to shorten the waiting time until my next trip to Japan. I’ve already bought the plane ticket, the journey begins on October the 3rd!
After a few months work, all trips of my website are now revamped and up-to-date! After Spirituality and Gastronomy, I worked on the last 2 themes, Handicraft and Graphic arts.
At the heart of Japan’s handcrafted soul, a 13 days/12 nights stay, from €2,500.
In the footsteps of manga artists, a 12 days/11 nights stay, from €2,410.
Great news for all aficionados of the Japanese cuisine: I just finished updating my gastronomy tour!
The fish is freshly caught, the table is set and the chopsticks are sharpened. You just have to book! Itadakimasu, from €1,685.
Based on the experiences gained during my last journeys in Japan, I just finished a complete redesign of the Spirituality trip. This incursion in the world of Buddhism and Shintoism is becoming more exciting and diversified, allowing you to explore the Seto Inland Sea as well as the Sea of Japan.Read more
In Europe as in Japan, the winter comes finally to an end! My website too is already budding ;-).
Before returning to the Land of the Rising Sun this autumn, I will update the site on a regular basis, making visual improvements and adding new content.
Nippon by yourself, the new travel service without guide by Fukuchan RyokoRead more
New booking for a 16 days personalized tour to Central Honshu and the island of KyushuRead more
In 2016, discover with Fukuchan Ryoko several aspects of the Japanese autumn and enjoy a 5% discount!Read more
New trip through southern Japan – historical cities, volcanoes, wild seascapes and tropical beauty.Read more
Fukuchan Ryoko will soon organize two discovery tours:
1 nature and spirituality tour in the heart of Kansai and 1 seaside and mountain tour in the island of Shikoku and its little sister Shodoshima