Friday, September 20, 2019

Outdoor

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

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...

Kanagawa Beaches: Guide to Cozy Restaurants with a View

The sweltering concrete jungle that is Tokyo has a few escape routes, one of them being the beaches in Kanagawa, just an hour or two train ride, depending on where you live in Tokyo....

Fun Around Mt. Fuji (1): A Short Trip To The Fuji Five Lakes Area

Part 1: Let the fun begin! Thousands of tourists travel to Mt. Fuji each summer to make the strenuous ascent to its peak. Others of us just want to have a little fun. Which is why I’m...
tarai-bune boat ride 1

Rediscover the Charm of Niigata

1. Cycling through the City Visiting the Old Town The city of Niigata is divided into two parts by Shinano River, the longest river in Japan. The district between Shinano River and Niigata Station is called...

Fun Around Mt. Fuji (2): Mt. Fuji By Sea!

What could be more beautiful than a clear sight of Japan’s most famous mountain? How about seeing its perfect symmetry reflected upon the waters of nearby Lake Yamanakako – the largest of the Fuji...

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...

Cool Summer Treks Around Tokyo (1): Kamikochi in Nagano Prefecture

With the mercury rising in the concrete jungle of Tokyo, it’s definitely time to drop a few degrees Celsius by taking a hike somewhere in the lush, green hills of Japan. And while the average...

Picturesque Japan: Engetsu Island

Japan's most magical sunset display at Nanki Shirahama Engetsu Island is a small rock island just off Nanki Shirahama's coast in Wakayama Prefecture, and it's almost as if it was created for postcard-perfect photos. Nanki Shirahama is...

Protected: 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,...
Tokyo Bay Noryosen Ship

Tokyo Bay Noryosen

Noryosen: A toast to Tokyo Bay’s magnificent night view There are all sorts of activities to make a scorching day more bearable in Japan, one of which is the Tokyo Bay Noryosen. In Japanese, noryo means...