Sunday, May 19, 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...

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...

Flower hills of Chichibu

Chichibu is located in Saitama prefecture, less than 80 minutes away from the capital by train. Anyone in need of a green escape from the concrete buildings of Tokyo will enjoy a day trip...

Yamagata castle (Kajo Park)

Kajo Park covers the site of the former Yamagata Castle and has a beautiful variety of sakura. Take a walk around the castle moat enclosed in sakura, and watch how the trees brush the...

Fukui Cosmos fields

Not so many years ago the locals of Miyanoshita in Fukui had to decide what to do with a large piece of barren ground. One of the options was to turn it into a...

Another 3hr trip – Nightlife in Tokyo

It is the last day of your trip and you have three hours left before departing for the airport. Don’t know what to do with the time ? WAttention did the homework for you....

Peach, Plum or Sakura Pink: Which is the prettiest of them all?

Though it's still a bit cold outside, if you look around, you will see a bunch of fuchsia-colored flowers and pastel pink petals opening up. Those pink flowers tell us that spring is fast...

Ultimate Map of Cherry Blossom Spots in Japan : Kyushu

Ultimate Map of Cherry Blossom Spots in Japan Kyushu Kyushu is located on the southernmost tip of Japan and has a warmer, more tropical climate than the rest of the country. Peppered with lovely...

Ultimate Map of Cherry Blossom Spots in Japan : Okinawa (2)

Ultimate Map of Cherry Blossom Spots in Japan Kyushu Okinawa 3 Nakijin Castle Ruins (今帰仁城跡) in Nakijin Village Viewing preiod: End of January to early February Details: Ocean view including Kanhi cherry blossoms. Light-up during the evening. Access:...

Matsushima Bay – Miyagi

Sakura in Saigyo Modoshi no Matsu Park and Matsushima Saigyo Hoshi, a renowned Japanese poet during the 12th century, expressed his love for cherry blossoms, as evidenced by his famous poem, "let me die under...