Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Picturesque Matsumoto (1) – Hiking in Beautiful Kamikochi –

Some of the best hiking trails in all of Japan are in the Japanese Alps in Nagano Prefecture. You can make it as adventurous as you want, climb a high mountain or take a...

Kawazu-zakura Cherry Blossoms in Bloom!

We found kawazu-zakura cherry blossoms in the side streets of Omotesando! This variety of cherry blossoms are originally from Shizuoka Prefecture, and bloom quite early, between late February and early March. Enjoy looking for cherry...

Sakura Hachiko

We have seen Hachiko covered in Christmas lights and now, during Spring, we can admire him surrounded by Sakura.  

Spring events in Saitama

Days are becoming warmer and flowers are starting to bloom, this is the perfect time to visit Saitama city and see Japanese traditional crafts and beautiful Spring scenery! Every March, Saitama city offers several...

Zao – Yamagata, Miyagi

  Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993, this expansive wilderness is one of the last remaining untouched beech forest in Japan. Shirakami Sanchi, stretching from Aomori to Akita Prefecture, _boasts myriad hiking...

Tobu Treasure Garden in Tatebayashi (Gunma Prefecture)

The Tobu Treasure Garden located in Gunma Prefecture about 55km away from Tokyo, can be reached within only 1hour from Asakusa Station (Tokyo) and is perfect for a day trip during spring, summer or...

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...

Onsen Oasis: Zao Dairotenburo

King of Onsens - The Princess Water hot spring Some hot springs are so good you never forget them. For me, the Zao Dairotenburo Hot Spring in Yamagata prefecture is one of those. A decade...

Ultimate Map of Cherry Blossom Spots in Japan : Okinawa (5)

Ultimate Map of Cherry Blossom Spots in Japan Kyushu Okinawa 9Kunigami Forest Park (国頭村森林公園) in Kunigami Village Viewing period: End of January to early February Details: Fantastic view from the top of the hill surrounded by...

Maple Hunting In Saitama: Nagatoro

A river engulfed in floral flames Located along the Arakawa river in the mountains of the Chichibu area in Saitama Prefecture, is the town of Nagatoro, a picturesque nature paradise that flaunts its assets throughout the year....