Tuesday, February 18, 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.

Fun Around Mt. Fuji (2): Mt. Fuji By Sea!

What could be more beautiful than a clear sight of Japan’s most famous mountain? How about seeing its perfect symmetry reflected upon the waters of nearby Lake Yamanakako – the largest of the Fuji...

What’s in Kyushu? Vol. 2 Saga Prefecture

Although Saga Prefecture (佐賀県) is the smallest in Kyushu, it played an important role in Japan’s history as a hub for trade and transmission of culture between the Japanese archipelago and mainland Asia. Rich...

Ultimate Map of Fall Foliage Destinations in Japan : Tochigi Prefecture

Japan Map of Fall Foliage Kanto Tochigi Tochigi Prefecture 7 ~ 12  7 Nasukogen (那須高原) in Nasu [googlemaps https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d3182.4625265669474!2d140.00029761529828!3d37.094106079889045!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x0%3A0x484f895a8783f78b!2z6YKj6aCI6auY5Y6f!5e0!3m2!1sen!2sus!4v1476676796272&w=100%&h=100%] First colors: Middle of October Color Peak: Middle of October until the end of October Recommended Spot: Nasu Onsen Shrine,...

Visit the Origin of Ninja (4) : Kids’ Ninja Village

Kids’ Ninja Village Togakushi is well-known as the origin of ninja, so we visited the Kids’ Ninja Village, where children and even adults can dress up like a real ninja! Ninja costume rental is available...

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...

Birthplace of the Mibu Wolves

In central Kyoto is a small temple called Mibu Dera with a somewhat special link to Nishi-Honganji. During the late 19th century both places housed, for a short time, the now famous special police...

Ultimate Map of Fall Foliage Destinations in Japan Tokyo (2)

Japan Map of Fall Foliage Kanto Tokyo 35 Mukojima-Hyakkaen Garden (向島百花園) in Sumida A photo posted by こーさん (@kotyatora) on Nov 19, 2015 at 9:17pm PST //platform.instagram.com/en_US/embeds.js [googlemaps https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d3239.0814845361438!2d139.81341191526002!3d35.72421448018434!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x60188f1ff4a0a553%3A0xf42f2d949b82d148!2z5ZCR5bO255m-6Iqx5ZyS!5e0!3m2!1sde!2sjp!4v1476865552520&w=100%&h=100%] First colors: Beginning of November Color Peak: Middle of November...

Tradition, Technology and Tries: 2019 in Toyota City

When you hear the word “Toyota”, I doubt the next word in your mind is “city”. Toyota City, as the name suggests, is the thriving hub of technology and innovation home to the Toyota...

Welcome to Mount Oyama and its Afuri Shrine | Part 3

The real hike until the top of Mount Oyama starts on the left side next to the shrine. Steep stairs lead you to the hiking trail, which takes about two hours until the summit....

Winter Illumination at Ashikaga Flower Park in Tochigi Prefecture

Not even 2 hours away from Tokyo by train you can watch Japan’s No.1 Illumination Show at Ashikaga Flower Park in Tochigi Prefecture. 3,5 million warm and sparkling lights will surround you at this...