What fascinates me about Japan
As a student in Japanese history, literature and civilisation, Romain gives interest to Japanese culture in general. But his speciality is history and especially pre and post-war period. Now, while he is a young working person in Japanese society, he always finds some times to chat with local elderlies about their life during and after the world war two.
Clash of generations, the drop of the birth rate, japanese pop-culture etc… japanese modern society does not hold any secrets for him, even he says Japan is still surprising him. According to him, trying to understand Japan’s culture is an endless quest, you have wonderful discoveries at each moment, each meeting.
If we ask to Romain about his favourite places in Japan, he would probably say famous places like Nara and Kanazawa for example. The authenticity of the historic sites of this two cities represent undeniably a priceless historic heritage. The Horyu-ji as an example, represents one of the oldest wooden made structure of the world.
But in another hand, nothing is better than the Japanese daily life to experience Japanese culture. A typical Japanese breakfast, public transport, a bento for lunch, and finally an evening in an Izakaya (kind of Japanese gastropub), it’s the best way to feel and experience Japanese culture and life. He enjoys all the impromptu meetings he made and always feels grateful regarding the hearty welcome the locals gave to him.
Finally, if you are naturally adventurous he will bring you through all the archipelagos to find unusual typical sites located off the beaten touristic tracks. One of his favourite memories was his trip to Kagawa prefecture when he got the chance to see the magnificence and harmony of Ritsurin-koen garden and Kotohira shrine. According to him, it is the best place to revitalise himself.
Unforgettable experience in Japan
According to his words, it is difficult to determinate his most impressive experience in Japan. Indeed, he keep saying that Japan is an endless quest with unforgettable events, locations and people. But one of his most impressive experience was the amazing scenery he could see from the Kiyomizu temple at night, with the colossal wooden structure highlighted.
After graduating from Strasbourg University in Japanese language, literature and civilization, Romain made his first steps in the working life in Japan. Aiming to share his passion, culture, and everyday life, he’s so glad and excited to escort Japanese people, foreigners and tourists during their trips. With an athletic and adventurous lifestyle, you will experience real adventure with him.