Monday, April 23, 2018

A day in Sumida Ward; Following in the footsteps of Hokusai

For the typical foreign tourist to Tokyo, a stop at Asakusa’s temples and souvenir shops is a must. Visitors tend to stop by the edge of the Sumida river and take pictures with the...

Pilgrimage to the 33 Kannon Buddha Temples

Aizu Culture through the eyes of a pilgrim Aizuwakamatsu, or Aizu for short, is a historic castle town known as the “land of the last samurai” in the Aizu district of Fukushima Prefecture in Tohoku....

Nature and worship “A journey of rebirth”

In The Realm of the Gods at Dewa Sanzan In many cultures, mountains often have religious significance and are regarded as abodes of the gods. Tohoku has three holy mountains, known collectively as Dewa Sanzan,...

Ultimate Map of Cherry Blossom Spots in Japan : Kyushu

Ultimate Map of Cherry Blossom Spots in Japan Kyushu Kyushu is located on the southernmost tip of Japan and has a warmer, more tropical climate than the rest of the country. Peppered with lovely...

Ultimate Map of Cherry Blossom Spots in Japan : Okinawa

Ultimate Map of Cherry Blossom Spots in Japan Kyushu Okinawa Okinawa 1~ 9    1 Yaese Park (八重瀬公園) in Yaese Town Kanakoさん(@mcki0627)が投稿した写真 - 2016 2月 17 2:30午前 PST Viewing period: End of January to early February Details: Beautiful view of...

Ultimate Map of Cherry Blossom Spots in Japan : Okinawa

Ultimate Map of Cherry Blossom Spots in Japan Kyushu Okinawa 3 Nakijin Castle Ruins (今帰仁城跡) in Nakijin Village Viewing preiod: End of January to early February Details: Ocean view including Kanhi cherry blossoms. Light-up during the evening. Access:...

Ultimate Map of Cherry Blossom Spots in Japan : Okinawa

Ultimate Map of Cherry Blossom Spots in Japan Kyushu Okinawa 5 Yogi Park (与儀公園) in Naha City ひらたし。猫→かぼちゃ君さん(@mana3imi)が投稿した写真 - 2016 2月 26 7:15午前 PST //platform.instagram.com/en_US/embeds.js Viewing period: End of January to early February Details: 400 Hikan cherry blossom...

Ultimate Map of Cherry Blossom Spots in Japan : Okinawa

Ultimate Map of Cherry Blossom Spots in Japan Kyushu Okinawa 7Manko Park (漫湖公園) in Naha City   Viewing period: End of January to early February Details: Nice view of a large row of bright pink-colored cherry blossom...

Ultimate Map of Cherry Blossom Spots in Japan : Okinawa

Ultimate Map of Cherry Blossom Spots in Japan Kyushu Okinawa 9Kunigami Forest Park (国頭村森林公園) in Kunigami Village Viewing period: End of January to early February Details: Fantastic view from the top of the hill surrounded by...

Beyond the Beaten Track : Finding Japan’s Lesser-Known Magnificence

Enclosed by the Japanese Alps, (an embarrassing moniker according to the local tour guide, as he directs our focus to back to the manicured vineyards of Koshu grapes and the glimpses of Mt. Fuji...