Friday, December 13, 2019

Welcome to Wisteria Lane in Japan

Catch Japan’s “May flower” in full bloom at Ashikaga Flower Park

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...

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,...

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...

The Takaoka Top Sites Tour

Not all cities can boast of National Treasures, vast nature, and one of Japan's Three Great Buddhas, all within walking distance of the main station. So for some quiet meditation or some dazzling festival floats,...

Speedy Sapporo Sightseeing (5): The Green Trail

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

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,...

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...

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...

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...