Saturday, February 22, 2020

Outdoor

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

Cool Treks Around Tokyo (5): Fukiware no Taki in Gunma Prefecture

This majestic stretch of interlocking waterfalls is said to be the "Niagara of the Orient". Located in Numata City of Gunma Prefecture, the Fukiware no Taki is 7-meters high, 30-meters wide and flows 1.5-km into...

Wander the mystic mountains and slip through the enchanted world of Moomin-Hanno

Riding the Seibu Line out of the city center, you will see gorgeous untains, lovely rivers and breathtaking scenery in general. For lovers of the great outdoors, there are various trails suitable for beginner,...
swimming pool diving

Swimming Pools in Tokyo

Swimming and sunbathing in Tokyo’s concrete jungle Japanese summer is notoriously hot and humid, even dangerously so at times. However there are silver linings to everything, and in summer there is the joy of swimming...

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...
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...

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...

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...

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...

Nostalgic Pottering in Yanesen Part 1

Shitamachi roaming by bicycle Don't worry if you've never heard of pottering. It is a so called waseieigo (和製英語), which is a Japanese word created out of one or more English terms. Calling it an English word that...

All you need to know about activities in Japan | Activity Japan

Activity Japan is a Japan-based online booking platform for local tours and activities across Japan for Japanese and overseas visitors. The company was founded in early 2016 with the idea of offering simple ways to...