Saturday, February 22, 2020

Golden Rice Ears

When going to a Japanese supermarket, you might be surprised by the many different types of rice on sale. “Japonica rice” is well-known for its stickiness and sweetness. The Tohoku region has long been...

A full day of adventure at the Yoshida Fire Festival & Fuji Q Highland

The Yoshida Fire Festival held every year on August 26 and 27 is considered by many Japanese to be one of the great three unique festivals in the country. It takes place at Kitaguchi...

Ultimate Map of Fall Foliage Destinations in Japan : Kyoto

Japan Map of Fall Foliage Kansai Kyoto Kyoto 1 ~ 29  1 Zenporitsu-ji Temple (善法律寺) in Yawata A photo posted by 柴犬こむぎ&つくし (@mugi_tsuku) on Dec 17, 2015 at 3:01pm PST First colors: Middle of November Color Peak: Middle...

Ultimate Map of Fall Foliage Destinations in Japan : Gunma Prefecture (3)

Japan Map of Fall Foliage Kanto Gunma 17 Agatsuma Ravine (吾妻渓谷) in Higashi-Agatsuma   [googlemaps https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d3204.6596663436653!2d138.7190741152831!3d36.562318179998364!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x0%3A0x1c7fb714b747aa80!2z5ZC-5aa75riT6LC3!5e0!3m2!1sen!2sus!4v1476687793784&w=100%&h=100%] First colors: end of October Color Peak: Beginning of November Access: 1hour walk from IwashimaStation (JR Agatsuma Line) Address: Matsutani, Higashi Agatsuma-machi, Agatsuma-gun, 377-0814...

Mt. Takao, Tokyo’s Mountain Everyone Can Climb

Mention Tokyo and psychedelic neon lights, soaring skyscrapers and quirky otaku shops might come to mind, but did you know that Tokyo also has a mountain and a countryside? As someone from the Netherlands - a...

A Taste of Sh旬n: Nuts Over Ginko

Come autumn, the leaves of the ginko tree, also known as a the maidenhair tree and the city tree of Tokyo, turn a bright yellow and the tree starts to bear fruit. While the...

5 New Halloween Desserts

With the end of October coming up, department stores and sweets shops are preparing their new special Halloween treats. Here's Wattention's pick from this season's lineup. Halloween Bunny Parfait (1,810 yen) This parfait brings you all the...

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

Japan Map of Fall Foliage Tohoku Fukushima 38 Tatsuzawafudo Falls (達沢不動滝) in Yama-Inawashiro [googlemaps https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d3161.461911083208!2d140.2284807512774!3d37.59128657969409!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x5f8aa73c27665569%3A0x4949ddc81d9db495!2z6YGU5rKi5LiN5YuV5rud!5e0!3m2!1sen!2sjp!4v1476156521634&w=100%&h=100%] First colors: Middle of October Color Peak: Middle of October until the beginning of November Access: 40min bus ride into Tatsuzawa direction from...

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

Japan Map of Fall Foliage Tohoku Miyagi 27 Shiwahiko Shrine & Shiogama Shrine (志波彦神社・鹽竈神社) in Shiogama [googlemaps https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m14!1m8!1m3!1d3130.325446504484!2d141.01227852309478!3d38.31829379083248!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x0%3A0xc9d1e28a59bfca1d!2z6bm956uI56We56S-IFNoaW9nYW1hIFNocmluZQ!5e0!3m2!1sen!2sus!4v1475720723941&w=100%&h=100%] First colors: End of October Color Peak: Middle of November Access: 15min walk from Hon-Shiogama Station (JR Senseki Line) Address: Shiwahiko...

Ultimate Map of Fall Foliage Destinations in Japan : Tochigi Prefecture (3)

Japan Map of Fall Foliage Kanto Tochigi 11 Lake Chuzenji (中禅寺湖湖畔) in Nikko [googlemaps https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d51158.48103112232!2d139.42356207736663!3d36.73684717003422!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x601fac2d62caed55%3A0x189a07613b017870!2sLake+Ch%C5%ABzenji!5e0!3m2!1sen!2sus!4v1476676967281&w=100%&h=100%] First colors: Beginning of October Color Peak: Beginning of October until the middle of October Access: 50min Tobu Bus ride from Nikko Station...