Friday, September 20, 2019

Up And About Carrot Tower

Sangenjaya to the west of Tokyo is a popular suburb for locals to hang out. The Chazawa-dori street connects Sangenjaya to Shimokitazawa, another neighborhood with interesting local culture nearby. Along this street, you will find many...

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...

Cafe Crawl: Koso-an

Authentic Japan in the midst of chic cafes and boulangeries  Tea-house Koso-an is located in Jiyugaoka, the suburb with Tokyo's highest dessert and confectionery density. While serving fantastic sweets and desserts, Koso-an is the exact opposite...

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,...

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...

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]

Celebrate the birthday of the deity of Togo Shrine

A celebration of the birthday of the enshrined deity of Togo Shrine will take place on Dec. 22. ADDRESS:1-5-3 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo ACCESS: a 5-min walk from JR Harajuku Station.

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...

Ultimate Map of Fall Foliage Destinations in Japan : Hokkaido (5)

Japan Map of Fall Foliage Hokkaido 15 Takino Suzuran Hillside National Government Park (国営滝野すずらん丘陵公園) in Sapporo   [googlemaps https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d2922.0728485243617!2d141.38481861547393!3d42.91350457915357!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x0%3A0x14451085612e54a2!2sTakino+Suzuran+Hillside+National+Government+Park!5e0!3m2!1sen!2sus!4v1474599936684&w=100%&h=100%]First colors: Beginning of October Color Peak: Middle of October until the end of October Opening hours: 9am – 5pm...

Japan’s 8 Best-Preserved Castle Towns

Original surviving Japanese castles are a rarity. Only a dozen retain their original keeps, though there are many more that lie in ruins or have been reconstructed. Beyond the castles, however, many historic castle...