Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Picturesque Japan: The Takachiho Gorge

Like magic to your eyes Located on the north edge of Miyazaki prefecture on Kyushu Island, the Takachiho Gorge is without a doubt, one of Japan's most impressive natural landscapes. With dramatic cliffs, verdant forests, an...

Onsen Oasis: Zao Dairotenburo

King of Onsens - The Princess Water hot spring Some hot springs are so good you never forget them. For me, the Zao Dairotenburo Hot Spring in Yamagata prefecture is one of those. A decade...

Hokkaido By Rail and Car: Day 3 – Kamikawa, Sounkyo

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...

Fun Around Mt. Fuji (4): Hot Pink Flower Festivals To Ice Cold Caves

From the vibrant hot pink Shiba-Sakura by Lake Motosuko, to the cool underground lava and ice caves by Lake Saiko, we explored the hidden and natural majesty of Mt. Fuji that extends beyond the...

Cool Treks Around Tokyo (5): Fukiware no Taki in Gunma Prefecture

This majestic stretch of interlocking waterfalls is said to be the "Niagara of the Orient". Located in Numata City of Gunma Prefecture, the Fukiware no Taki is 7-meters high, 30-meters wide and flows 1.5-km into...

Onsen Oasis: Kinugawa Nioson Plaza

An onsen for everyone, with everyone Kinugawa is a popular onsen retreat in Tochigi Prefecture, located near famous world heritage site Nikko. In the old days, it was a sacred onsen only for monks and...

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...

Ise Grand Shrine: Japan’s Top Power Spot

A Shrine For The Bucket List  Since days of old, there has been a saying about the Ise Jingu, or Ise Grand Shrine: isshoni ichido wa omairi o, meaning one should worship there at least once...

Lake Tama, a relaxing lake in the outskirts of Tokyo

Have you ever been to Lake Tama? It is located in Higashi Yamato city, the outskirts of Tokyo and takes about one hour from Shinjuku by train. Still, this beautiful wide lake is a great place...

The 5 highest mountains of Japan

Who is Japan's king of the hill? With 73 percent of Japan's land consisting of mountains and more than 100 of them being over 2,500 meters high (including peaks of the same mountain range), it...