Saturday, February 22, 2020

Spots

Historic, scenic, the uniquely Japanese to the truly bizarre, these are the places to visit in Japan if you are looking for a memorable experience.

What’s “Earth Garden”?

The Earth Garden event will be held in Yoyogi Park on Jan 23-24, 2016. This festival aims to raise awareness about the environment in a fun way, with food, music, eco-products and more. https://youtu.be/OvKXkf8HCZs Information DATE: 10am-4pm Jan 23-24, 2016 *event...

Ultimate Map of Fall Foliage Destinations in Japan Kanagawa Prefecture (2)

Japan Map of Fall Foliage Kanto Kanagawa 49 Lake Ashi (箱根・芦ノ湖) in Ashigarashimo - Hakone [googlemaps https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d52155.134522371576!2d138.97212220317266!3d35.21404280811615!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x601998e92ba83fa1%3A0x497a3af0502de2cb!2sLake+Ashi!5e0!3m2!1sde!2sjp!4v1476868281556&w=100%&h=100%]First colors: End of October Color Peak: Beginning of November Access: 1hour bus ride from Odawara Station (JR Tokaido Line, JR...

Maple Hunting In Saitama: Nagatoro

A river engulfed in floral flames Located along the Arakawa river in the mountains of the Chichibu area in Saitama Prefecture, is the town of Nagatoro, a picturesque nature paradise that flaunts its assets throughout the year....

Ultimate Map of Fall Foliage Destinations in Japan : Iwate Prefecture (3)

Japan Map of Fall Foliage Tohoku Iwate 16 Chuson Temple (中尊寺) in Nishiiwai - Hiraizumi [googlemaps https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d3100.594956528246!2d141.10040731572477!3d39.00173964839135!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x5f88cde73dc30bb5%3A0xeaf1470e739e8281!2sCh%C5%ABson-ji!5e0!3m2!1sen!2sus!4v1475460959825&w=100%&h=100%] First colors: Middle of October Color Peak: End of October until the beginning of November Recommended Spots: Around the golden temple...

Another 3hr trip – Shinjuku

An average of 3.47 million people use Shinjuku Station every day, making it the world’s busiest station according to the Guinness World Records. Apart from being the place where JR lines, private lines and...

About Sangaku: Geeky Geometric Offerings

Konno Hachimangu Shrine is located in Shibuya. This shrine is known as the shrine for sangaku. Sangaku refers to a votive tablet depicting a math puzzle given in devotion to a shrine or temple by...

Ohara Museum

  The Ohara Museum of Art in Kurashiki City, Okayama Prefecture, was the very first museum in Japan that exhibited Western and modern art. It is a private museum founded by Ohara Magosaburo to commemorate Kojima...

Strolling the Shotengai: Musashi-Koyama Palm

Tokyo's Longest Covered Shopping Arcade If you've done any traveling throughout Japan, you've probably come across the close cousin of the traditional shotengai shopping street: the covered shotengai, also known in Japan as the arcade. After...

Ultimate Map of Fall Foliage Destinations in Japan : Niigata Prefecture

Japan Map of Fall Foliage Niigata Niigata 1 ~ 6  1 Dragondola (ドラゴンドラ) in Yuzawa First colors: Beginning of October Color Peak: End of October Details: Long gondola that gives you a panoramic view of the mountains in...

Tori No Ichi: The Good Luck Charm Fair

If your sign is the Rooster you're in for a lot of celebrations this year and the next. Tori No Ichi, or bird/rooster day, is celebrated every 12 days of November. This means that...