I am Ralf, a German Expat living in the beautiful city of Kyoto. I love traveling, meeting new, interesting people and consider myself crazy about Aikido.

                                              After an almost 3-years trip, which led me                                                           through New Zealand, Australia, Indonesia,                                                       Malaysia, Thailand, Burma, Laos, China and                                                       Russia, I came to Kyoto, Japan in 2012.


                                              This trip could have gone anywhere really, but as                                               fortunate as I was, I met my wife, a Japanese                                                     woman, so fate took its course.


Japan is a fascinating country, multifaceted and beautiful, but also challenging. On this blog I would like to share my thoughts and experiences with you, mainly about travel and society in Japan.


I wish you lots of fun!

© 2019 by Samurai-Insel