Tuesday, November 12, 2019

A Lavender lover’s wonderland

Fragrant fields in the heart of Hokkaido For the scents, sights, and even tastes of this beloved purple flower, escape the summer heat and head to Hokkaido's Farm Tomita. Two hours by train from Sapporo by the rustic Furano...

Picturesque Japan: Yakushima

A journey to one of the world's oldest cedar trees With over 90 percent of Yakushima  covered by mysterious forests, this island to the south of Kagoshima Prefecture can boast of over 1,900 species and subspecies of...

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...

Maple hunting in Tokyo: Mt. Takao

A magical ride through golden and crimson tunnels From Shinjuku, hop on the Keio Line and within an hour your are at the foot of Mt. Takao, which is arguably Tokyo's best autumn leaf viewing...

Hokkaido By Rail and Car Day 4: Biei and Furano

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...

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...

10 reasons to do a farm stay in Japan

One of the unique holidays in Japan you can take is a farm stay. Not only it is affordable, it is also a great chance to try something new while being eco-friendly. Also, there...

Welcome to Mount Oyama and its Afuri Shrine

One sunny autumn day we decided to hike Mount Oyama, located in Kanagawa Prefecture about 1,5 hours from Shinjuku Station. It takes a little while to reach the mountain foot, but the view across...

What’s in Kyushu? Vol. 2 Saga Prefecture

Although Saga Prefecture (佐賀県) is the smallest in Kyushu, it played an important role in Japan’s history as a hub for trade and transmission of culture between the Japanese archipelago and mainland Asia. Rich...

Five things to do at Fuji Five Lakes

Mt. Fuji is closer to Tokyo than you think, and on a sunny and clear day you can even see its top from certain viewpoints in the capital. Take a bus from Shinjuku and...