Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Onsen

Clear your mind and refresh your soul at these hot springs throughout Japan that deliver you into the healing embrace of Mother Nature.

Nishiyama, the secret hot spring of gods and champions

Tucked away in the Fukushima countryside, perhaps it's no surprise that this hot spring and traditional Japanese inn is overlooked by many people. But it is a crying shame, as – apart from the...

Explore the unspoiled nature and unique culture of Yanaizu town

Far-removed from the Tokyo lifestyle, the Yanaizu area in Fukushima prefecture is a little-known place filled with unforgettable sights and untapped Japanese cultural history. Even the trip there is something straight out of a...

Fuji-Q Highland, thrilling rides with a view of Mt. Fuji

As the quintessential Japanese symbol, Mt. Fuji often evokes quiet and peaceful imagery. That's why it's hard to think of it as home to some of the highest, steepest and scariest roller coasters in...

Why is Niigata rice so delicious?

An average temperature of 24.5°C, long hours of sunlight and large temperature differences between day and night are ideal for growing delicious rice. Why is Niigatamai called “Japan’s No1”? Here’s why: Highest Rice Crop Yield...

Hatsushima, an island full of adventure

A thrilling escapade away from bustling Tokyo There is an island off the shore of the city of Atami in Shizuoka Prefecture with the rare virtue of combining adrenaline and relaxation. The Hatsushima island adventure...

Sagamiko Resort, fun comes in many forms

With so much to do at Sagamiko Resort, the fun is guaranteed If you ever find yourself undecided or at an impasse with your friends over what to do on weekends, consider this: nobody will...

Ultimate Map of Cherry Blossom Spots in Japan : Kyushu

Ultimate Map of Cherry Blossom Spots in Japan Kyushu Kyushu is located on the southernmost tip of Japan and has a warmer, more tropical climate than the rest of the country. Peppered with lovely...

5 Outdoor Autumn Activities in Karuizawa

Karuizawa, a small resort town in Nagano Prefecture, is a popular destination thanks to its laid-back atmosphere and luxury resorts. At an elevation of 1,000 meters (3,281 ft) the cooler temperatures result in stunning...

Autumn Foliage Hunting in Hanno, Saitama!

Wanna go hiking in the golden season of autumn leaves? There is no lack of such hiking routes in suburban Tokyo! To show you what Tokyo has on offer, students from the graduate school...

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

Japan Map of Fall Foliage Kanto Gunma 15 Suwakyo Gorge (諏訪峡) in Tone-Minakami [googlemaps https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d3196.4502864277074!2d138.9714181152887!3d36.75976387995691!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x0%3A0x398e42e0f7d5df8d!2z6KuP6Kiq5bOh5aSn5qmL!5e0!3m2!1sen!2sus!4v1476687723087&w=100%&h=100%] First colors: End of October Color Peak: Beginning of November Access: 20min walk from Minakami Station (JR Joetsu Line) Address: Minakami-machi, Tone-gun 379-1616 Gunma Ranking:...