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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...

Gora Hot Spring – Gora Tensui

Private-use hot springs: Yes Rooms with open-air baths: Yes Take a picturesque ride along the Hakone Tozan Railway to its final stop, Gora, 550m high in Hakone’s mountains. Just a minute walk from the station,...

The Hakone Open-Air Museum

The Hakone Open-Air Museum opened in 1969 as the first open-air art museum in Japan, consisting of five exhibition halls. There are as wide as 70,000 square meters grounds of lush greenery and permanent...

Welcome to Mount Oyama and its Afuri Shrine | Part 2

The view over the city from Oyama Afuri Shrine is very beautiful and the shrine area itself offers many things to discover. The shrine was built more than 2,000 years ago and its name derives...

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...

Kamakura Ajisai – Hydrangea Tour (1) : Tokei-ji

On Saturday, June 11th, Wattention staff visited Kamakura to take a look at the beautiful Hydrangea flowers. Rainy season in Japan comes together with these flower blossoms and the shrine and temple areas in Kamakura where...

Ultimate Map of Fall Foliage Destinations in Japan Kanagawa Prefecture

Japan Map of Fall Foliage Kanto Kanagawa Kanagawa Prefecture 47 ~ 54  47 Miyagase Dam (宮ヶ瀬ダム) in Aiko - Kiyokawa A photo posted by かえる (@rhacophorus101) on Nov 21, 2015 at 11:23pm PST [googlemaps https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d3246.459197953912!2d139.24732151525504!3d35.5423597802269!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x601904d0c809b5d1%3A0xaac6e115148d6f53!2sMiyagase+dam!5e0!3m2!1sde!2sjp!4v1476868017189&w=100%&h=100%] First colors: Beginning...

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...

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...

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...