Friday, September 20, 2019

Outdoor

Trek through picturesque Japan: ancient forests, magnificent mountains, all steeped in culture and history.

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...

Skiing and Snowboarding on Japan’s most iconic mountain

Located two and a half hours away from Tokyo, Snowtown Yeti is a ski and snowboard resort found on the southern slope of Mt. Fuji at an altitude of 1,300 m. Although it offers...

Moerenuma Park – Natural Art & Artistic Nature

Not really seeing where the bus was going, and then awkwardly wandering into a parking space, trying to find Moerenuma park, I ended up crossing a bridge and the first landmark greeting me was...

10 reasons to do a farm stay in Japan

One of the unique holidays in Japan you can take is a farm stay. Not only it is affordable, it is also a great chance to try something new while being eco-friendly. Also, there...

The Charm of Hokuto (5): Top 5 Photogenic Nature Spots

Get your cameras ready! Wattention staff visited Hokuto in Yamanashi prefecture and listed up the most photogenic spots in this area. [googlemaps https://www.google.com/maps/d/embed?mid=1BEqlu0MsNQJq3fXvwPPKyVV7MH0&w=800&h=430] 1. Hokuto City Akeno - Sunflower Festival 600,000 sunflowers will welcome you at the...

The Charm of Hokuto (1) : Oasis of the Highlands

Nestled in the highlands between the Yatsugatake Mountains and Minami Alps, Hokuto City in Yamanashi Prefecture is a true jewel worth exploring. Surrounded by majestic mountains from 3 sides and the view of Mt....

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...

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...

Picturesque Matsumoto (2) – Norikura Snow Wall –

Impressive snow walls will greet you at the top of Nagano prefecture's Mt. Norikura. Thanks to the stable climate on the mountain, you can enjoy skiing even from May until August. The snow corridor is...

Picturesque Matsumoto (1) – Hiking in Beautiful Kamikochi –

Some of the best hiking trails in all of Japan are in the Japanese Alps in Nagano Prefecture. You can make it as adventurous as you want, climb a high mountain or take a...