Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Japan’s No.1 Restaurant As Rated By Local Foodies

"If someone would have told me to dance, I would have probably been spinning around the restaurant like a crazy man" -a tabelog reviewer lucky enough to have dined at Yanagiya Don't let the unassuming facade of Yanagiya...

Gero Hot Spring – Gero Onsen Yamagataya

Private-use hot springs: Yes Rooms with open-air baths: Yes Named one of Japan’s top three onsens back in the Edo era, this region is still renowned for its ancient hot springs, with footbaths, public spas,...

Ukai: A 3-in-1 Truly “U”-nique Experience

To enjoy Japan’s culture, cuisine and scenery, try a Ukai river cruise. “Ukai” literally means the rearing of cormorants and refers to a traditional fishing method deploying these long-necked aquatic birds to hunt for river...

Gifu

Gifu: The Land of Clear Waters Strategically located in central Japan, Gifu-ken (岐阜県, Gifu prefecture) is made up of five (unofficial) regions and is famous for its beautiful mountain towns, clear waters, traditional cormorant fishing...

Japan’s 8 Best-Preserved Castle Towns

Original surviving Japanese castles are a rarity. Only a dozen retain their original keeps, though there are many more that lie in ruins or have been reconstructed. Beyond the castles, however, many historic castle...

Hida Takayama Hot Spring – Hanaougi Bettei Iiyama

Private-use hot springs: Yes Rooms with open-air baths: Yes Just a 50-min bus ride from World Heritage site Shirakawa-go, explore Hida Takayama’s charming townscape at this secluded 17-room ryokan. Hanaougi Bettei Iiyama offers a personal...

World Heritage (5): Shirakawa-go & Gokayama

Shirakawa-go & Gokayama: Fairy tale-like farmhouse villages  Like a scene straight out of a fairy tale, the twinkling towns of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama possess a magical beauty that moves with the seasons. Surrounded by steep rugged mountains and...