Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Scenic Food Spots: Mori no Eki Fujisan

Our next spot to get good food with a million-dollar view is Mori no Eki Fujisan, a newly opened eatery and souvenir shop at the foot of Mt. Fuji. Look out of their giant...

Nature and worship “A journey of rebirth”

In The Realm of the Gods at Dewa Sanzan In many cultures, mountains often have religious significance and are regarded as abodes of the gods. Tohoku has three holy mountains, known collectively as Dewa Sanzan,...

Ultimate Map of Cherry Blossom Spots in Japan : Okinawa (2)

Ultimate Map of Cherry Blossom Spots in Japan Kyushu Okinawa 3 Nakijin Castle Ruins (今帰仁城跡) in Nakijin Village Viewing preiod: End of January to early February Details: Ocean view including Kanhi cherry blossoms. Light-up during the evening. Access:...

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...

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...

Explore the unspoiled nature and unique culture of Yanaizu town

Far-removed from the Tokyo lifestyle, the Yanaizu area in Fukushima prefecture is a little-known place filled with unforgettable sights and untapped Japanese cultural history. Even the trip there is something straight out of a...

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)...

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 : Iwate Prefecture (2)

Japan Map of Fall Foliage Tohoku Iwate 13 Geto Plateau Onsen Village (夏油 高原 温泉郷) in Kitakami A photo posted by true (@tellus_jp) on Oct 27, 2015 at 6:22am PDT //platform.instagram.com/en_US/embeds.js [googlemaps https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d3090.274766300967!2d140.90409771572942!3d39.2366339344806!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x5f8f46da3b1e1a4d%3A0xc0110b670c12eac1!2z5aSP5rK56auY5Y6f44K544Kt44O85aC0!5e0!3m2!1sen!2sus!4v1475460852581&w=100%&h=100%] First colors: Beginning of October Color...

Beyond the Beaten Track : Finding Japan’s Lesser-Known Magnificence (4)

Yokohama is the haven in Kanagawa prefecture that Tokyo citizens often escape to for a day-trip when their everyday life becomes overwhelming. The port city, located only a mere 45 minutes from Tokyo’s city...