Monday, December 9, 2019

Step Back in Time: Kakunodate’s Samurai Residences, Akita Prefecture

Take a relaxing stroll around Kakunodate to immerse yourself in history. While many traditional Japanese buildings have been lost due to fire, weather and deterioration from age, the houses along Samurai Street have stood undamaged...

Naka-Harima: Delve into the mythical lands of Japanese folklore

So you have gone to the must-see Himeji Castle and you are wondering if there is anything else worth checking out. Well, hidden away in the mountains and waters of Himeji are some of...

Picture Perfect Oirase Keiryu in Aomori

The Oirase Keiryu has to be one of the most photographed and photogenic streams in Japan. And for good reason - even if you're not a professional photographer and the only camera you've ever touched...

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...

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

Japan Map of Fall Foliage Kanto Ibaraki 3 Hananuki Gorge & Hananuki Dam (花貫渓谷・花貫ダム) in Takahagi [googlemaps https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d3197.5381032518612!2d140.61540461528813!3d36.73365297996233!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x0%3A0x74dca1c902e21b8!2z6Iqx6LKr5riT6LC3!5e0!3m2!1sen!2sus!4v1476258422266&w=100%&h=100%] First colors: Early November Color Peak: Mid to late November Event: Hananuki Gorge Autumn Foliage Festival October 29 - November...

Hokkaido By Rail & Car: Day 1,2 – Sapporo, Lake Toyako –

Hokkaido, Japan's second largest island, is also referred to as the "The Big Land in the North" by the locals. Blessed with picturesque nature and bounty from the sea and land, it is a...

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

Japan Map of Fall Foliage Kansai Osaka 32 Saiko-ji Temple (西江寺) in Minoo Guardian lion looks happy;) #goodweather #beautiful #colorful #mapleleaves #blue #sky #yellow #green #guardianlion #gate #temple #西江寺 #箕面 #大阪 #japan A photo posted by...

Beyond the Beaten Track : Finding Japan’s Lesser-Known Magnificence (5)

Of course, no trip to Japan would be complete without spending time in Tokyo. In actuality, there is never enough time a person could spend in Japan’s capital city to let them do and...

5 Ways to Unwind at the Phoenix Seagaia Resort

Miyazaki City is associated with blue seas, surfing, mangoes, golf, honeymoon trips and spiny lobsters! There are many delicious things to eat, many beautiful landscapes to enjoy and many activities to try—and the Phoenix...

Mountain and sea delicacies that you can’t get in cities

Local dishes you’ve never had before! Today, restaurant chains are so popular that there seems to be no diversity in the food and experience wherever you go. But this is not true in Tohoku, where...