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Immerse yourself in Japan’s nature: majestic mountains, fields of vibrant flowers, centuries-old bamboo groves and beech forests, as well as little pockets of paradise hidden among Japan’s high-rise cities.

How to Enjoy a Weekend in Japan. Tokamachi, Niigata.

When I first think of Niigata, I imagine trekking snow-covered mountains, skiing  slopes sipping sake. However, Niigata is so much more than just a winter destination. The small city of Tokamachi, internationally famous for...

Go on a nature adventure in Niigata

Niigata is blessed with an abundance of natural beauty, such as enduring mountain ranges and the longest river in Japan— the Shinano River. While nature lovers can have a blast exploring out-of-town spots, sports...

Misaki Port & Jogashima: Home to Beautiful Nature, Sparkling Seas, and Delicious Maguro (Tuna)

Standing on top of a hill, I look down at the beach and glittering sea over a fence of wild flowers. The beautiful natural arch of Umanose-Domon is only a short hike away, and...

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,...

Reminiscing Old Japan in Kanagawa prefecture

Temples, arts, entertainment, history and culture Beyond the first urban impressions of its capital Yokohama, Kanagawa prefecture surprises us with cultural treasures, fascinating legends and historic sites that are of great importance to Japan. Its...

Visit the historic shrines and temples-Chichibu

Chichibu city surrounded by mountains, such as Mt. Buko with most of its natural areas a designated natural park. And also, it is a home to a swath of rich heritage including many ancient...

Travel Back in Time-Kawagoe

Go back in time on the streets of Kawagoe, where lovely old warehouses have been turned into adorable shops and peaceful cafés. Travel back to ancient Japan in an area lovingly called Koedo (literally...

Togakushi & Iizuna Area: Ninja history shrouded in stunning nature

Togakushi Jinja Shrine Discover mysterious legends and powerspots Togakushi Shrine consists of five shrines located at the base of Mt. Togakushi. According to Japanese mythology, a grief-ridden Amaterasu, goddess of the sun, hid herself in a...

IN HARMONY WITH THE SEASONS: First Snow

The most important part of this painting is that it creates the feeling that you are there, inside the world of the painting, and enjoying the excitement of the winter’s first snow.  It might...

Enjoy SNOWART in Echigo-Tsumari, Niigata

Niigata is located in the region of Chubu, on the main island of Japan, Honshu. It is the third largest city with direct access to the sea of Japan. And it opened to international...