Friday, September 20, 2019

World Heritage (1): Shirakami Sanchi

Shirakami Sanchi: Beech Forest Sanctuary Transcending Time With its four distinct seasons and deep valuing of tradition, it is no wonder that Japan ranks among the top of the list of countries with numerous natural...

Ultimate Map of Fall Foliage Destinations in Japan : Chiba Prefecture

Japan Map of Fall Foliage Kanto Chiba Chiba Prefecture 28~ 32  28 Hondo-ji temple (本土寺) in Matsudo [googlemaps https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d3234.348415073759!2d139.9265093144216!3d35.84045932883202!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x60189b5cfdc0d1f7%3A0x71d3694a02002d27!2sHondo-ji+Temple!5e0!3m2!1sde!2s!4v1476925832346&w=100%&h=100%] First colors: Middle of November Color Peak: End of November Access: 10min walk from Kita-Kogane Station (JR Joban Line) Address: Hiraga...
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In harmony with the seasons: Choyo no Sekku

The “yang” of the “yin-yang” concept is thought to become too strong and hence inauspicious on dates which are odd-numbered in both day and month. The sekku, or seasonal festival, became an event to...

Ultimate Map of Fall Foliage Destinations in Japan : Chiba Prefecture (2)

Japan Map of Fall Foliage Kanto Chiba 30 Lake Kameyama (亀山湖) in Kimitsu [googlemaps https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d3259.052847161778!2d140.08235791440114!3d35.230054462192186!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x6022a95c92046189%3A0x2d72f9b13067831d!2z5LqA5bGx5rmW!5e0!3m2!1sde!2s!4v1476925781511&w=100%&h=100%] First colors: Middle of November Color Peak: End of November until the beginning of December Access: 5min walk from Kazusa-Kameyama Station (JR Kururi...

Ultimate Map of Fall Foliage Destinations in Japan : Tohoku – Aomori Prefecture Part...

Japan Map of Fall Foliage Tohoku Aomori page 2 4 Jogakura Onsen & Jogakura Bridge (城ヶ倉温泉・城ヶ倉大橋) in Aomori A photo posted by Qoo (@qoo_aomori) on Mar 10, 2016 at 4:34am PST //platform.instagram.com/en_US/embeds.js First colors: Beginning of October Color...

A Taste of Sh旬n: Nuts over Chestnuts

The slightly acrid smell of roasting chestnuts in the air is one of the fixtures of autumn in Japan, and heading to the countryside for some chestnut picking is one of the popular autumn...

Ultimate Map of Fall Foliage Destinations in Japan : Kansai

Japan Map of Fall Foliage Kanto Kansai is located in the southern central part of Japan’s Honshu island and consists of six prefectures: Mie, Shiga, Kyoto, Osaka, Nara, and Wakayama. Often cited as the...