Monday, May 28, 2018

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...
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...

[The Kanaya Hotel] Refinement born from a clash of cultures

The cedar trees that encompass Nikko in Tochigi prefecture have witnessed countless stories unfold throughout the history of the city. From early Shinto pilgrimages to the construction of the sumptuous Toshogu Shrine, the final...

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...

Winter Illumination at Ashikaga Flower Park in Tochigi Prefecture

Not even 2 hours away from Tokyo by train you can watch Japan’s No.1 Illumination Show at Ashikaga Flower Park in Tochigi Prefecture. 3,5 million warm and sparkling lights will surround you at this...

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

Japan Map of Fall Foliage Kanto Tochigi 9 Setoai Ravine (瀬戸合峡) in Nikko [googlemaps https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d3191.551740092526!2d139.51912221529204!3d36.87714707993276!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x0%3A0x6488860fe77a800f!2z54Cs5oi45ZCI5bOh!5e0!3m2!1sen!2sus!4v1476676874212&w=100%&h=100%] First colors: Beginning of October until the middle of October Color Peak: Middle of October until the end of October Access: 1h10min Nikko-Shiei...

Ultimate Map of Fall Foliage Destinations in Japan : Tochigi Prefecture (3)

Japan Map of Fall Foliage Kanto Tochigi 11 Lake Chuzenji (中禅寺湖湖畔) in Nikko [googlemaps https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d51158.48103112232!2d139.42356207736663!3d36.73684717003422!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x601fac2d62caed55%3A0x189a07613b017870!2sLake+Ch%C5%ABzenji!5e0!3m2!1sen!2sus!4v1476676967281&w=100%&h=100%] First colors: Beginning of October Color Peak: Beginning of October until the middle of October Access: 50min Tobu Bus ride from Nikko Station...

Ultimate Map of Fall Foliage Destinations in Japan : Tochigi Prefecture

Japan Map of Fall Foliage Kanto Tochigi Tochigi Prefecture 7 ~ 12  7 Nasukogen (那須高原) in Nasu [googlemaps https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d3182.4625265669474!2d140.00029761529828!3d37.094106079889045!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x0%3A0x484f895a8783f78b!2z6YKj6aCI6auY5Y6f!5e0!3m2!1sen!2sus!4v1476676796272&w=100%&h=100%] First colors: Middle of October Color Peak: Middle of October until the end of October Recommended Spot: Nasu Onsen Shrine,...

Ultimate Map of Fall Foliage Destinations in Japan : Kanto

Japan Map of Fall Foliage Kanto Kanto is located on Japan’s Honshu island and consists of seven prefectures: Gunma, Tochigi, Ibaraki, Saitama, Tokyo, Chiba, and Kanagawa. As the most densely populated area in Japan,...

Pink Halloween at New Ginger Museum

The New Ginger Museum in Tochigi is peculiar in itself, being a museum dedicated to a certain type of ginger so it comes as no surprise that it's holding a peculiar Halloween event, Pink...