I’m Gisella. Made in Italy, living in Tanzania, loving Japan.

The World. From a blonde's point of view

Mission: "solo" Japan. Yatta!!!

October 30th, 2012. On flight from Dar Es Salaam to Tokyo.

This way, my first journey to Japan started! Going to Japan has been one of my dreams, since long time. After over two years living in Africa, finally I had the chance to plan an holiday in the Land of the Raising Sun.

Everything has been organized into the minimum detail. And the journey has been just great! Some weeks after coming back to Tanzania, I put order in thousands pictures and in my traveler's notes.

It's finally time to post about Japan. Enjoy!

Along the road in Koyasan, Japan
9 Aug 2013 - 2:58pm

As the sun was finally high in the sky, I took my way to Koyasan town. Still half a day hiking, before getting back to Osaka - and from there to Tokyo.

The time of red autumn leaves was starting right in those early days of November. I decided to walk...

Okuoin Graveyard, Koyasan, Japan
8 Aug 2013 - 7:19pm

I woke up around 5.30 in the morning, as everybody in Koyasan. Morning's prayers take place at 6.00 at the temple, and it doesn't really matter what your religion is - the mood is the right one to join the monks, anyways.

I hurried-up the breakfast and the setup of my backpack. Foggy...

My "shukubo" room at Shojoshin-in temple, Koyasan (Japan)
25 Jun 2013 - 9:15pm

In a few words, my sister found the photos taken in Koyasan. Kind of no-way, now I really need to tell about this place.


It has been more or less in the middle of my journey. Once left Tokyo for a while, after some days...

#ramen --- made by me
5 May 2013 - 1:54pm

In a moment of huge Japan-sickness, today I made experiments in the kitchen of my family's restaurant. Ladies and gentlemen, I "decrypted" the secret of ramen - one of the most popular Japanese food, yes yes...

Now. It's not matter of giving the precise recipe,...

The b-Mobile data sim card by DoCoMo.
7 Apr 2013 - 9:08pm

Bit of disappointment, when I discovered that Tanzanian mobile companies don't do roaming service in Japan. But... whatever! Talking about me, connectivity is a vital issue. Just got stuck to Google, that time, looking for the best way to stay connected to the Internet during my...