Saturday, July 20, 2019

自然

NATURE

Immerse yourself in Japan’s nature: majestic mountains, fields of vibrant flowers, centuries-old bamboo groves and beech forests, as well as little pockets of paradise hidden among Japan’s high-rise cities.

Togakushi & Iizuna Area: Ninja history shrouded in stunning...

Togakushi Jinja Shrine Discover mysterious legends and powerspots Togakushi Shrine consists of five shrines located at the base of Mt. Togakushi. According to Japanese mythology, a...

Protected: Hidden Gems in Yokohama`s neighbouring cities: A look at Kawasaki,...

On a rainy mid-week morning I set out to discover the charm of Yokohama`s neighbouring cities. I am no stranger to Yokohama City, often...

Enjoy SNOWART in Echigo-Tsumari, Niigata

Niigata is located in the region of Chubu, on the main island of Japan, Honshu. It is the third largest city with direct access...

Snow, dogs and uniqueness in North – Tohoku

I’m sure. If I say Akita, you immediately think about the white and orange dog Hachiko. And you think right.  Akita Prefecture is the...
Matsushima

Tohoku Outdoor Activities

Hachimantai: Hiking Through the Valleys of Hell When you think of areas for hiking and enjoying leisurely strolls, usually places covered with lush green vegetation...

Aomori’s Oirase Mountain Stream

A magical world of tiny creatures awaits Aomori is located in the northern-most part of Honshu island and its vast land area is divided into three major...

Naka-Harima: Delve into the mythical lands of Japanese folklore

So you have gone to the must-see Himeji Castle and you are wondering if there is anything else worth checking out. Well, hidden away...

Kyoto by the Sea. Enchanting places. Engaging locals

So you’ve seen the golden splendour of to Kinkaku-ji, and walked the famed paths of Fushimi-inari taisha and Arashiyama. Perhaps you’ve even wondered the...
Rokuya Great Buddha

Nishitama, Okutama : A Trip Into Tokyo’s Untapped Forests

Forests in Tokyo? Impossible – you might think, but it’s very possible. Two hours west of Shinjuku, lies the Nishitama area, part of greater...

【Ibaraki】And More to Visit…

Ibaraki is proud of its cultural heritage and incredible nature sprawling across the whole prefecture, and there is a lot to love. Witness the dreamlike...

【Ibaraki】Modern Technology and Japanese Nature in Ibaraki

Japanese Nature and Modern Technology in Ibaraki Tsukuba Science City / Mt.Tsukuba / Kasumigaura Modern Technology On the more modern side of Ibaraki, the studious city of...

【Ibaraki】Alluring Traditional Crafts and the Learning Spirit of the Last Samurai

Alluring Traditional Crafts and the Learning Spirit of the Last Samurai Kasama / Yuki / Mito Traditional Crafts Over the years, Ibaraki has carved out its identity...

Locations to Capture Unique Photos in Nakaharima

Whether you’re a professional photographer or you just like to get a snap on your smartphone, Naka-Harima has a wealth of locations that you...

Discover Niigata from Tokyo. Let’s Go!【Nature】

Be captivated by the Scenic Landscapes of Niigata 【Yuzawa•Uonuma, Uonuma City】 Crossing a Dreamy Sanctuary   JR Tadami Line This line passes through the secluded mountainous areas...

Yamadera, Mogamigawa and Kisakata

Nostalgic and Picturesque Yamadera and Mogamigawa On our way to Yamagata-ken, we made a detour to drop by Hojin- no-ie Inn, the only remaining inn out...
Sanja matsuri

The Roots and History of Summer Festivals in Japan

Hot nights, traditional costumes, portable shrines and the rhythmical beating of drums immediately spell out matsuri, summer festivals, to any Japanese person. 'Tis the Season...
mount haguro climbing guide

Mount Haguro: Walk the Mountain Path to Enlightenment

Experience the ancient shamanistic practices of Yamabushi spiritual training Yamagata has one of Japan’s most well-known sacred places for mountain worship, the Dewa Sanzan or...
Hirosaki castle cherry blossoms

Guardians of Hirosaki Sakura Trees in Aomori

Hirosaki Park Built more than 400 years ago within today’s Hirosaki Park, Hirosaki Castle is a popular place for sakura blossom viewing. Every...

Snow at its Best: Yunishigawa Kamakura Festival

Toshogu Shrine and Lake Chuzenji are two of the most well-known attractions in Nikko. But do you know that Yunishigawa is also an attraction...
wisteria in Ashikaga park

Tokyo day trips: spring flower landscapes

Spring is a season of new beginnings, new life and good weather. The cherry blossoms in Japan don't last long, but they create a...