Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Entsuin temple

Spectacular Views of Matsushima Bay

Upon arrival at Miyagi-ken, we headed to our first stop at Shiogama Jinja Shrine. With a long history dating back to the 9th century, the shrine houses a collection of ancient votive lanterns that...

Onsen Oasis: Dogo Onsen

Get spirited away at one of Japan's oldest hot springs At Dogo Onsen in Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture, you soak in the historic atmosphere just as much as the hot spring itself. While Matsuyama as a...

Take A Day Trip Back In Time At Kawagoe

Kawagoe city makes for a pleasant day trip back in time - after all, it is known to the locals as "Little Edo". This is because of the many traditional wooden buildings that still...

Hiraizumi: Representing Heaven on Earth

Hiraizumi, created as a Buddhist heaven on earth over 1,000 years ago, celebrates its third year as a World Heritage site this June. Its temples, gardens and buildings were recognized as a rare example...

Travel through the nostalgic ambience

Niigata Prefecture, Japan’s top producer of rice, is often characterized by stretches of terraced fields and rustic countryside scenery. Nevertheless, the old street of Niigata is also worth visiting for its amazingly nostalgic atmosphere...

Ultimate Map of Fall Foliage Destinations in Japan : Kyoto (10)

Japan Map of Fall Foliage Kansai Kyoto 28 Enko-ji Temple (圓光寺) in Kyoto First colors: Beginning of November Color Peak: Middle of November until the beginning of December Hours: 9am-5pm Admission: 500yen (adults), 400 yen (Junior-high-school & high-school...

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:...

Ise Grand Shrine: Japan’s Top Power Spot

A Shrine For The Bucket List  Since days of old, there has been a saying about the Ise Jingu, or Ise Grand Shrine: isshoni ichido wa omairi o, meaning one should worship there at least once...

Gion: Geisha Street In Kyoto

Gion, one of the symbols of Kyoto, was founded in the Middle Ages in front of the Yasaka-jinja Shrine. It is a brilliant geisha district located on both sides of the Kamo-gawa River. The...

Omotesando’s Oldest Bookstore

Book store Sanyodo has been in Omotesando since 1891 - the oldest of its kind here. You can see a big mural painted on the side of the building. Information Sanyodo 〒107-0061 3-5-22,North-Aoyama,Tokyo [googlemaps https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d3241.494675252665!2d139.71284659173247!3d35.664819808397425!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x60188c9fec7fc071%3A0xf6bcdcc29e3b6334!2z5bGx6Zm95aCC5pu45bqX!5e0!3m2!1sja!2sjp!4v1456131311222&w=307&h=230]