Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Fuefuki city: The Fruit Kingdom

With the ocean breeze blocked by the mountains, Yamanashi Prefecture is blessed with more sunny days. Combined with rich soil and abundance of clean water, the prefecture is known for its delicious produce. Among the...

Nostalgic Pottering in Yanesen Part 2

Shitamachi roaming by bicycle Last time we left off at the Nennekoya. Get on your Tokyo bike as it's time to potter on! (For part 1, see "Nostalgic Pottering in Yanasen Part 1") Nezu Shrine With a history of...

Un repas, c’est tout un voyage !

In the splendid Fukuoka, terroir real ramen to the palette! One of the most famous dishes of Japan are the ramen, but did you know that there are different kinds? For example, soybean or miso...

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...

Aomori’s ancient festival of floats

Larger than life lanterns at the Aomori Nebuta Festival Ready to celebrate Japan’s ancient traditions at a matsuri of massive proportions? Grab your geta, and head up to the Aomori Nebuta Festival on Aug. 1-7, one...

Tradition, Technology and Tries: 2019 in Toyota City

When you hear the word “Toyota”, I doubt the next word in your mind is “city”. Toyota City, as the name suggests, is the thriving hub of technology and innovation home to the Toyota...

Map of Top Winter Illumination Spots in Tokyo (7)

13 Venus Fort Christmas Projection Mapping “FROZEN VENUSFORT” This year’s projection mapping features the popular Disney movie “Frozen”. Creative company NAKED Inc. created a spectacular show which you can only enjoy at Venus Fort. Music...

Fun Around Mt. Fuji (5): A Final View of Mt. Fuji

For one final panoramic view of Mt. Fuji from another angle, we saved our highest ascent for last. And thankfully, hiking isn’t the only way to get 1,075 meters above Lake Kawaguchiko. By hopping on the...

Overnight trip from Tokyo- (1) Countryside Gunma and Snow Country Niigata

Countryside Gunma & Snow country Niigata If you've been to Japan many times, chances are you've explored almost every corner of Tokyo and wondering where else can you go. In fact, there are many attractive sightseeing...

Discover the town of Onsens, Shuzenji

Located about 100km southwest of Tokyo, is Izu City, Shiszuoka Prefecture. Found at the Izu Hantō (peninsula), it is well known for its natural resources, mild climate and a mix of popular traditional and...