Monday, April 23, 2018

Outdoor

Trek through picturesque Japan: ancient forests, magnificent mountains, all steeped in culture and history.

mount haguro climbing guide

Mount Haguro: Walk the Mountain Path to Enlightenment

Experience the ancient shamanistic practices of Yamabushi spiritual training Yamagata has one of Japan’s most well-known sacred places for mountain worship, the Dewa Sanzan or the “Three Mountains of Dewa”. This ancient shamanistic training practiced...
tarai-bune boat ride 1

Rediscover the Charm of Niigata

1. Cycling through the City Visiting the Old Town The city of Niigata is divided into two parts by Shinano River, the longest river in Japan. The district between Shinano River and Niigata Station is called...
Gosen tulip festival

Sakura and Spring Flowers Compete to be the Most Beautiful

During the short spring of the Tohoku region, spring flowers race to catch up with the already blooming cherry blossoms. Once their petals begin to open they blossom all at once, giving the cherry...

Snow at its Best: Yunishigawa Kamakura Festival

Toshogu Shrine and Lake Chuzenji are two of the most well-known attractions in Nikko. But do you know that Yunishigawa is also an attraction with historical significance? You don’t have to travel all the...

Tokorozawa city; nature, history and anime!

I was greeted at the revamped Tokorozawa station by our friendly guides for the day. The hospitality was felt immediately after exchanging greetings. We were all presented with a cold bottle of local green...
wisteria in Ashikaga park

Tokyo day trips: spring flower landscapes

Spring is a season of new beginnings, new life and good weather. The cherry blossoms in Japan don't last long, but they create a wave of excitement that we can ride all the way...

Moerenuma Park – Natural Art & Artistic Nature

Not really seeing where the bus was going, and then awkwardly wandering into a parking space, trying to find Moerenuma park, I ended up crossing a bridge and the first landmark greeting me was...

10 reasons to do a farm stay in Japan

One of the unique holidays in Japan you can take is a farm stay. Not only it is affordable, it is also a great chance to try something new while being eco-friendly. Also, there...

The Charm of Hokuto (5): Top 5 Photogenic Nature Spots

Get your cameras ready! Wattention staff visited Hokuto in Yamanashi prefecture and listed up the most photogenic spots in this area. [googlemaps https://www.google.com/maps/d/embed?mid=1BEqlu0MsNQJq3fXvwPPKyVV7MH0&w=800&h=430] 1. Hokuto City Akeno - Sunflower Festival 600,000 sunflowers will welcome you at the...

The Charm of Hokuto (1) : Oasis of the Highlands

Nestled in the highlands between the Yatsugatake Mountains and Minami Alps, Hokuto City in Yamanashi Prefecture is a true jewel worth exploring. Surrounded by majestic mountains from 3 sides and the view of Mt....