A journey to remember
Discover the secrets of this mythical prefecture in Tohoku
One low cost fare to access over 30 Japanese
Explore the unique culture and feel of local
Only individuals residing outside Japan with a
return ticket leaving Japan are eligible to purchase Japan Explorer Pass
fares. Reservation and purchase of domestic flight sectors must be completed
through JAL's website.
Perma-expat, fan of gardens, flowers, teahouses, cute food, road trips, and writing lists. 📝
Fulfilling my traveler's soul!
Founder of Kii Monogatari, my story and the story of the Kii Peninsula of Japan. Originally from East Germany, I came to Tokyo, via Berlin and London, in 2005. In summer 2011 I moved by choice to remote Kumano in the south of the Kii Peninsula where I live, work and play now, and explore every day.The whole of the Kii Peninsula is a Healing Hub for me with its abundance of forest, mountains, rivers, waterfalls, the ocean, friendly rural communities and sacred places. This is where nature meets spirituality, and tradition meets sustainability, the new paradigm for travel post-pandemic. My deep interest is in Japanese nature & spirituality. I love being in nature, in the forest and in the mountains, and I love spending time at temples and shrines. I am building my life and my work around these two passions. I am a Licensed Forest Therapy (Shinrin Therapy) Guide and a Licensed Kumano Kodo and Koyasan Guide. I am also a Licensed Retreat Facilitator and I am planning retreats on the Kii Peninsula. Last but not least, I have been the Japan Travel Partner for Wakayama and Yamagata from the conception of the platform in 2011 to mid-2022, and remain a Japan Travel expert for these two prefectures! Wakayama and Yamagata are close to my heart because they are the centers of Shugendo, a spiritual tradition of mountain ascetism. I am a Shugendo Practitioner for over ten years now and received Tokudo in 2016 at a Shugendo temple on Yoshinoyama. Please kindly connect via my Facebook Page Kii Monogatari. Take care, keep well, stay safe!