Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Spots

Historic, scenic, the uniquely Japanese to the truly bizarre, these are the places to visit in Japan if you are looking for a memorable experience.

Ultimate Map of Fall Foliage Destinations in Japan : Saitama Prefecture (4)

Japan Map of Fall Foliage Kanto Saitama 27 Mount Tenran (天覧山) in Hanno [googlemaps https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m0!3m2!1sen!2sjp!4v1476778590884!6m8!1m7!1sF%3A-0A7XxdSC5sA%2FUvbzK956OsI%2FAAAAAAAANtE%2FOSUrkMOPzY8jhFFtXaDtAr9xbE1u71kow!2m2!1d35.862335!2d139.3084565!3f352.16977651586853!4f9.924586679588003!5f0.7820865974627469&w=100%&h=100%] [googlemaps https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d25867.733084431686!2d139.2909007346252!3d35.862079879749096!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x60192623e6d3efa5%3A0xbd188a17f10780fe!2sTenranzan!5e0!3m2!1sen!2sjp!4v1476756677647&w=100%&h=100%] First colors: Middle of November Color Peak: End of November Recommended Spots: Mountaintop, Juroku Rakan Access: 40min walk from Hanno Station (Seibu Ikebukuro...

Take A Day Trip Back In Time At Kawagoe

Kawagoe city makes for a pleasant day trip back in time - after all, it is known to the locals as "Little Edo". This is because of the many traditional wooden buildings that still...

Ultimate Map of Fall Foliage Destinations in Japan : Fukushima Prefecture

Japan Map of Fall Foliage Tohoku Fukushima 40 Tsuruga Castle Park (鶴ヶ城公園) in Aizu-Wakamatsu [googlemaps https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d12663.130294205386!2d139.926674484092!3d37.489456925411666!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x0%3A0x917f3ecc809e9e6c!2z6ba044Kx5Z-O5YWs5ZyS!5e0!3m2!1sen!2sjp!4v1476156591453&w=100%&h=100%] First colors: End of October Color Peak: End of October until the beginning of November Event: Autumn Color Light-up Date: October 21st (Friday)...

Fun Around Mt. Fuji (2): Mt. Fuji By Sea!

What could be more beautiful than a clear sight of Japan’s most famous mountain? How about seeing its perfect symmetry reflected upon the waters of nearby Lake Yamanakako – the largest of the Fuji...

Shosenkyo Gorge: Complete immersion with nature

Just outside Kofu City is the Shosenkyo Gorge, which is said to be the most beautiful gorge in Japan. As you walk along the hiking pathway (built during the Edo Period), you can’t help...

Another 3hr trip – Kagurazaka/Kudanshita

Although Kagurazaka is close to Tokyo’s entertainment district, Shinjuku, it has a character all of its own. As a prominent hanamachi (geisha district) that thrived from the Edo Period (1603-1868) to the Showa Period (1926-...

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

Japan Map of Fall Foliage Kanto Saitama 23 Nakatsu Ravine (中津峡) in Chichibu [googlemaps https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d103264.3183724112!2d138.76104660255524!3d36.02005044768543!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x601ea4248ca3e1f9%3A0xcb46f18c4458f08!2z5Lit5rSl5bOh!5e0!3m2!1sen!2sjp!4v1476756711531&w=100%&h=100%] First colors: Middle of October Color Peak: End of October until the beginning of November Access: 50min Seibu Kanko Bus ride from Mitsumineguchi...

Top 3 Autumn Leaf Viewing Spots in Japan

As sweltering summer turns to autumn, leaves take on an amber hue starting from the mountains in Hokkaido and spreading southwards. Here are three top spots where Japanese people go “koyo (autumn leaf) hunting”!  Arashiyama, Kyoto 嵐山-京都   Best...

Ultimate Map of Fall Foliage Destinations in Japan : Osaka (5)

Japan Map of Fall Foliage Kansai Osaka 38 Osaka Castle Park (大阪城公園) in Osaka First colors: Beginning of November Color Peak: Beginning of November until the Beginning of December Access: Direct Access from JR Osaka-jo Koen Station...

5 Outdoor Autumn Activities in Karuizawa

Karuizawa, a small resort town in Nagano Prefecture, is a popular destination thanks to its laid-back atmosphere and luxury resorts. At an elevation of 1,000 meters (3,281 ft) the cooler temperatures result in stunning...