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Beyond the Beaten Track : Finding Japan’s Lesser-Known Magnificence (4)

Yokohama is the haven in Kanagawa prefecture that Tokyo citizens often escape to for a day-trip when their everyday life becomes overwhelming. The port city, located only a mere 45 minutes from Tokyo’s city...

Kamakura Ajisai – Hydrangea Tour (2) : Jochi-ji

In the previous article, we visited Tokei-ji, a peaceful temple, which used to be a safe haven for women. Now on to our next stop, Jochi-ji (浄智寺). It is located near Tokei-ji and it takes...

Yokohama Minatomirai: Port of the Future

A skyline that truly impresses Yokohama's Minato Mirai skyline has become iconic to the city. A cruise along this port skyline at night will be among the most romantic and exciting experiences during your trip in...

Ultimate Map of Fall Foliage Destinations in Japan Kanagawa Prefecture (2)

Japan Map of Fall Foliage Kanto Kanagawa 49 Lake Ashi (箱根・芦ノ湖) in Ashigarashimo - Hakone [googlemaps https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d52155.134522371576!2d138.97212220317266!3d35.21404280811615!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x601998e92ba83fa1%3A0x497a3af0502de2cb!2sLake+Ashi!5e0!3m2!1sde!2sjp!4v1476868281556&w=100%&h=100%]First colors: End of October Color Peak: Beginning of November Access: 1hour bus ride from Odawara Station (JR Tokaido Line, JR...

Festive Christmas Markets In and Around Tokyo (3)

5 3rd World Christmas Festival 汐留からの原宿 原宿駅まわりは、リバプールサポーターだらけ。バルササポは、いないね〜 選手なのか、サポかわかりづらい。外国の人だからね。 代々木公園で行なわれている、ワールドクリスマスフェスティバルに来てるよ。グルメの匂いが... pic.twitter.com/0DlaxEjRhi — hide_maruのグルメ旅 (@hide_maru_HM) December 19, 2015 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js The 3rd World Christmas Festival in Tokyo’s Yoyogi Park provides Christmas food, drinks and music from all around the world. Dance performances are...

Ultimate Map of Fall Foliage Destinations in Japan Kanagawa Prefecture (4)

Japan Map of Fall Foliage Kanto Kanagawa 53 Zuisenji Temple (瑞泉寺) in Kamakura [googlemaps https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d3255.162784446303!2d139.57314051440437!3d35.32677895693834!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x601844310c6a8229%3A0x4717ca389a92722a!2sZuisen-ji!5e0!3m2!1sde!2s!4v1476924528129&w=100%&h=100%] First colors: Middle of November Color Peak: End of November until the middle of December Admission: 200yen (adults), 100yen(children) Access: 15min bus ride from...

Enoshima Island Spa

Enoshima Island Spa (Enospa) is located on Enoshima island, only 1 hour away from the center of Tokyo. This resort prides itself as a holistic health therapy center, a retreat to heal the body...

First Shrine visit of the year – Hatsumode

New Year's is one of the most important holidays on the Japanese calendar. During the Edo period and the old way of counting, everyone was one year old at birth (because they counted the...

Kamakura Ajisai – Hydrangea Tour (4) : Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gu

The last stop during our Ajisai-Tour, after visiting the Tokei-ji, Jochi-ji  and Meigetsu-in, was the Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gu (鶴岡八幡宮), the most significant Shinto Shrine in Kamakura area. We reached the shrine within 30 min after...

Hakone Yumoto Hot Springs – Mikawaya Ryokan

Private-use hot springs: Yes Rooms with open-air baths: Yes Collectively known as the “Hakone Seventeen Springs”, Hakone has been a favorite holiday onsen resort for nearby Tokyoites in particular since the Meiji era. For a...