Friday, March 22, 2019

Lake Yamanaka: The Perfect Weekend Getaway

Lake Kawaguchiko is probably one of the most known out of the Fuji Five Lakes, but we decided to explore Lake Yamanakako. In the morning, the bus ride from the Fuji 5th Station to...

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

Japan Map of Fall Foliage Tohoku Miyagi 27 Shiwahiko Shrine & Shiogama Shrine (志波彦神社・鹽竈神社) in Shiogama [googlemaps https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m14!1m8!1m3!1d3130.325446504484!2d141.01227852309478!3d38.31829379083248!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x0%3A0xc9d1e28a59bfca1d!2z6bm956uI56We56S-IFNoaW9nYW1hIFNocmluZQ!5e0!3m2!1sen!2sus!4v1475720723941&w=100%&h=100%] First colors: End of October Color Peak: Middle of November Access: 15min walk from Hon-Shiogama Station (JR Senseki Line) Address: Shiwahiko...

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...

Eiheiji, the temple Steve Jobs wanted to study at

In Fukui there are two well known temples, Daianzenji and Eiheiji, that differ very strongly from each other. Eiheiji Temple belongs to the "Soto Zen" school of teaching and its name literally means temple...

Enjoy viewing Mt Fuji from Lake Yamanaka in winter

Mt Fuji has long been regarded as an emblematic symbol of Japan. It is an object of worship and source of artistic inspiration for Japanese artists and poets. Over the past centuries, the sacred...

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

Japan Map of Fall Foliage Tohoku Fukushima 38 Tatsuzawafudo Falls (達沢不動滝) in Yama-Inawashiro [googlemaps https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d3161.461911083208!2d140.2284807512774!3d37.59128657969409!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x5f8aa73c27665569%3A0x4949ddc81d9db495!2z6YGU5rKi5LiN5YuV5rud!5e0!3m2!1sen!2sjp!4v1476156521634&w=100%&h=100%] First colors: Middle of October Color Peak: Middle of October until the beginning of November Access: 40min bus ride into Tatsuzawa direction from...

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...

Overnight trip from Tokyo- (1) Countryside Gunma and Snow Country Niigata

Countryside Gunma & Snow country Niigata If you've been to Japan many times, chances are you've explored almost every corner of Tokyo and wondering where else can you go. In fact, there are many attractive sightseeing...

Chichibu Soul Food & Shrine Tour

Just 90 minutes by train from Tokyo lies the bucolic town of Chichibu, that with its abundant nature consisting of mountains and rivers, makes for a pleasant day trip to escape the hustle and...

The Charm of Hokuto (1) : Oasis of the Highlands

Nestled in the highlands between the Yatsugatake Mountains and Minami Alps, Hokuto City in Yamanashi Prefecture is a true jewel worth exploring. Surrounded by majestic mountains from 3 sides and the view of Mt....