Thursday, June 27, 2019

Understanding Sento culture

Have you ever visited a sento? Take a minute to answer our survey and win a unique present from Japan Sento is a public bath often found in urban residential areas. Unlike onsen, which use natural...

Fuji-Q Highland, thrilling rides with a view of Mt. Fuji

As the quintessential Japanese symbol, Mt. Fuji often evokes quiet and peaceful imagery. That's why it's hard to think of it as home to some of the highest, steepest and scariest roller coasters in...

Why is Niigata rice so delicious?

An average temperature of 24.5°C, long hours of sunlight and large temperature differences between day and night are ideal for growing delicious rice. Why is Niigatamai called “Japan’s No1”? Here’s why: Highest Rice Crop Yield...

Traditional Meets Modernity at Hoshino Resorts

Founded as a silk business in Karuizawa, Nagano, in 1904, Hoshino opened its first hotel in 1914, taking the name Hoshino Onsen Ryokan. The simple idea was to create an experience that combined modern...

Top 4 Vegan & Vegetarian Ryokan Accommodations in Japan

Though many people say that it's difficult to be a vegetarian in Japan, the truth is Japan has centuries worth of tradition processing plants in a plethora of delicious ways. Taking it one step...

Wakamatsu Chita Hot Spring Resort

Located on the Chita Peninsula, a less-traveled area in South Nagoya, the Wakamatsu Chita Hot Spring Resort promises a comfortable stay, combining the authentic Japanese "omotenashi" hospitality with state-of-the-art facilities. Here you can rest in...

Gifu

Gifu: The Land of Clear Waters Strategically located in central Japan, Gifu-ken (岐阜県, Gifu prefecture) is made up of five (unofficial) regions and is famous for its beautiful mountain towns, clear waters, traditional cormorant fishing...