Thursday, October 17, 2019

Homeland of the Akita Dog:Get to Know Akita Dogs

In 1931, the Akita dog, a breed native to northern Japan was designated a natural monument by the Japanese government. Best known for its loyalty, obedience and intelligence, this breed of hunting dogs are...

Snow, dogs and uniqueness in North – Tohoku

I’m sure. If I say Akita, you immediately think about the white and orange dog Hachiko. And you think right.  Akita Prefecture is the hometown of this type of dog and of course, Hachi,...

Get up close with fluffy, cute foxes at Zao Fox Village

Found in Miyagi-ken’s Shiroishi-shi, the Zao Fox Village is home to about 100 foxes of six different species. Roaming freely within the grounds, visitors are encouraged to interact with the furry critters throughout the...

Amazing Water World

Umino-mori Dolphin Show The Sendai Umino-Mori Aquarium is famous for its giant tank displaying a wide variety of species from the Sanriku Ocean. Dynamic dolphin and sea lion performances are staged at the outdoor arena...

Kamakura Matsuri (Snow Hut Festival): More than Just Igloos!

Kamakura festivals, often held on the day of the first full moon of a new year (around mid-February) to pray for household safety and a bumper grain harvest, are traditional events in the Tohoku...

Explore the unspoiled nature and unique culture of Yanaizu town

Far-removed from the Tokyo lifestyle, the Yanaizu area in Fukushima prefecture is a little-known place filled with unforgettable sights and untapped Japanese cultural history. Even the trip there is something straight out of a...

The owl statues of Ikebukuro

Over 2.5 million people pass through Ikebukuro Station daily, making it the second busiest station in Tokyo after Shinjuku Station. While Ikebukuro is an important transportation hub, many people stop by simply to enjoy...

Tokyo Shopping Spree : Animal goods

Walt Disney knew the power of animals. There is something special about their cuteness, their innocence and their playfulness, which make us smile and warm inside. Whether it's a trip to a zoo or...

MoCHA, the stylish cat café

Japan has many cat cafés, but this chain takes it up a notch. MoCHA, reminiscent of the French word for cat "chat", is a stylish chain in Tokyo providing both cats and visitors with...

5 Ways to Unwind at the Phoenix Seagaia Resort

Miyazaki City is associated with blue seas, surfing, mangoes, golf, honeymoon trips and spiny lobsters! There are many delicious things to eat, many beautiful landscapes to enjoy and many activities to try—and the Phoenix...