Tuesday, November 12, 2019

The Charm of Hokuto (6): Moegi no Mura

Spend a day in Moegi no Mura, a theme park village located in the Kiyosato Highland of Yamanashi Prefecture. It was started with the establishment of the café “ROCK” in 1971. The president of...

Discover the beauty of Northern Tohoku – Part I Aomori

The best way to travel to the Tohoku region is to take advantage of the Shinkansen (bullet train). It will take just 3 hours and 20 minutes from Tokyo to Shin-Aomori station in Aomori prefecture,...

Yokote Kamakura (Snow Huts)

Playing in snow huts is a popular pastime in winter for children living in the heavy snowfall areas. They make snow huts called "Kamakura " in which they play games and eat traditional delicacies. Yokote...

Save on transportation and admission tickets with the Mt. Fuji Tourist Pass

From the adrenaline-packed roller coasters at Fuji Q Highland, to the pacific waters of Lake Kawaguchiko reflecting the iconic shape of Mt. Fuji, the area surrounding Japan’s most iconic mountain is filled with sightseeing...

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...

Apple Kingdom

  Mount Iwaki, also called “Tsugaru Fuji” (Tsugaru describes the western region of Aomori ken), is in Aomori, Honshu’s northernmost area. Autumn is the best season to enjoy a variety of colours at Oirase Mountain...

Autumn Foliage Hunting in Hanno, Saitama!

Wanna go hiking in the golden season of autumn leaves? There is no lack of such hiking routes in suburban Tokyo! To show you what Tokyo has on offer, students from the graduate school...

Ultimate Map of Fall Foliage Destinations in Japan : Saitama Prefecture

Japan Map of Fall Foliage Kanto Saitama Saitama Prefecture 21 ~ 27  21 Nagatoro (長瀞) in Chichibu - Nagatoro [googlemaps https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d103138.51570632876!2d139.05141183533658!3d36.11594241656917!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x601ec67f9b5eca67%3A0xd84d3050aa383077!2sNagatoro%2C+Chichibu+District%2C+Saitama+Prefecture!5e0!3m2!1sen!2sjp!4v1476756495480&w=100%&h=100%] First colors: End of October Color Peak: Middle of November until the end of November Recommended Spot: Around...

Mt. Takao, Tokyo’s Mountain Everyone Can Climb

Mention Tokyo and psychedelic neon lights, soaring skyscrapers and quirky otaku shops might come to mind, but did you know that Tokyo also has a mountain and a countryside? As someone from the Netherlands - a...

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...