Monday, December 16, 2019

Diary of a Japan Tour Guide: Johannes in Tokyo

Japan Tour Guide (JTG) is an online portal that aims to match volunteer Japanese guides with visitors coming to Japan. Read about their tours put together for tourists by these friendly local guides in this regular...

Diary of a Japan Tour Guide: Ayu in Bunkyo Ward

Japan Tour Guide (JTG) is an online portal that aims to match volunteer Japanese guides with visitors coming to Japan. Read about their tours put together for tourists by these friendly local guides in...

Cool Treks Around Tokyo (3): Oze National Park in Gunma Prefecture

This sprawling marshland at 760 hectares is well-loved for its charming wooden boardwalk paths through seemingly endless carpets of flora and fauna. The ‘mizubasho,’ or Japanese skunk cabbage, and ‘nikko-kisuge’ (yellow alpine lily) are...

3 Lovely Lavender Spots Around Tokyo

Updated: 2018 Even if you're not headed to Hokkaido around July-August, there are plenty of places around Tokyo where you can get your fill of purple fields and natural aromatherapy - and the season is...
wisteria in Ashikaga park

Tokyo day trips: spring flower landscapes

Spring is a season of new beginnings, new life and good weather. The cherry blossoms in Japan don't last long, but they create a wave of excitement that we can ride all the way...

Speedy Sapporo Sightseeing (2): The Flower Lovers’ Trail

Hokkaido may be Japan's largest prefecture but it's the largest city - and capital - Sapporo is easy to get about by foot or public transport. In this 5-part series, WAttention brings you some...

Shinjuku in Photos: Nature & Night Sights

Shinjuku is a large district of Tokyo that is home to all kinds of great and wonderful things to see and do. You can look out over the district from the Tokyo Metropolitan Building,...

Kichijoji, casual Tokyo

Enjoy Tokyo like a local Voted as Tokyo's most livable area for an impressive seven years in a row, Kichijoji is the kind of place you can be your casual self. The streets are full of cafes,...

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...

Maple Hunting In Tokyo: Ueno Park

Autumn colors in Ueno Park As autumn approaches its peak, Japan’s leaves gradually dye in deep red, yellow and orange colors. While widely renowned for its cherry blossoms in spring, Ueno Park is also ideal for...