Daily life

Waiting for spring

Hello everyone, This post should give you an update about our daily life in the past weeks and show you some nice pre-spring impressions of Kanazawa. After a long winter spring seems finally to start! Gradually, day time temperatures began to rise and the sunshine certainly started to feel powerful. We can’t wait to experience another spring season in Japan. Transition to spring As always, The first thing I noticed was the fact that the days started to get longer and the sun was shining more frequently than ever!

A stormy winter

Hi everyone! Spending winter in Kanazawa can really test your patience and sanity. Lucky for us, there was no other heavy snow storm since my last post about it but still, we are facing winter storms every week including thunderstorms, a lot of hail and snowfall. Combining this with the COIVD pandemic, there are not too many options left to entertain yourself during this time. But, as you will see in this post, we still tried!

Heavy snowfall in Ishikawa

Hey everyone, in this post, I wanted to share some pictures from our last huge snowstorm so that you can see how winter in Kanazawa can be! I knew that there is a high probability for snow in winter when I came here. I also heard about the bad snowstorm from winter 2018, when Niklas visited the city for the first time and sent me crazy pictures of huge snow piles, vanished cars and white mountains.

Christmas and New Year

Hello everyone, happy new year to you! Let’s hope that 2021 will bring some nice memories, a more normalized and quiet life and a decreasing number of COVID infections. Looking back on 2020, I find it difficult to describe how this year has been for me. We experienced a lot of crazy emotions during this pandemic months, from sadness or anxiety to the feeling of getting used to it - we have felt it all.

Spending the last weeks of 2020

Hello everyone, we hope you enjoyed some quiet Christmas and New Year’s holidays, despite the difficult situation and the restrictions that are in place. We also had some quiet days in Japan and took some time out to reflect on the past year and what has all happened (or not happened) to us. In this post however, I am not going to talk about our Christmas but give you a short update on our weeks before Christmas that we spent in Kanazawa.

Fall season in Kanazawa

Hi everyone, as you’ve seen in the last posts, we were often on the road during the last weeks. But besides from those interesting weekend activities, we were of course living our daily life and dealing with various tasks. Today, I wanted to give you an update about our current life in Japan and the challenges we face, now that the hot summer days are gone. Fall has arrived The warm days are really over, the evenings are getting cooler and cooler and we are freezing in our house - this can mean only one thing: fall season is in full swing and winter is already waiting for us.

Summer during a pandemic

Hey everyone, I hope you enjoyed our last posts about Hiroshima and Miyajima! We really loved this trip and are happy that we were able to go, despite all the craziness that is currently going on. In this post I want to give you an update about our daily Kanazawa life - we had a hot summer this year and it was not easy due to COVID-19 to spend the time with summer like activities, but we managed!

Our life during the longest rainy season ever

Hey everyone, while I’m writing this, Japan is getting grilled by the summer sun and temperatures are crazy! We thought we knew how the heat might feel as we still remember the heatwave from last year yet this summer feels even hotter. It has been over 34 degrees since the rainy season officially stopped and no day passes without heat alerts. This year, the weather is even more dangerous as people need to wear masks which increases the heatstroke danger a lot!

How to manage rainy season

Hi everyone, as you have maybe heard in the news, Japan faces some serious natural disasters at the moment. Sadly, this is not only the effect of the yearly rainy season but also of the ongoing climate change. Those areas are usually all prepared for heavy rain and flooding but the intensity of this disaster was unforeseen and is causing a lot of damage. So far, we are both fine and safe, but the weather in Ishikawa has also caused worries over the last days and the rainy season is not over yet.

After the crisis: the new normal

Hey everyone, I hope you are all doing great and staying safe and healthy. Although the situation seems to be better now, at least in Europe and parts of Asia, the pandemic is still going strong and affecting our lives. Just like you, we also have to adapt to a new lifestyle that contains lots of restrictions and new social rules. But, probably like you, we try to do our best!