Tuesday, March 19, 2019

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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.

akita dog

Protected: A short winter trip to Akita – seeing, doing, tasting...

The snow-covered Akita prefecture is known for several things, but Akita dogs are easily the prefecture's most popular ambassadors, one of them a Shibuya...

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...

WAttention Tokyo 31 TOKYO Hot News

Bringing you the latest hot news Spring 2019 Hundred-year-old tea shop making its presence in Omotesando Kaneju Farm, a centur y old Japanese tea legacy of...
odaiba

Another 3hr trip – Odaiba

Odaiba, an artificial island in Tokyo Bay, is one of the many former fortresses constructed at the end of the Edo Period to stop...

Another 3hr trip – Asakusa

Situated in Asakusa, Sensoji is an attraction that paints a perfect picture of what the bustling streets of Tokyo’s old town area were like...

The rich culture and spirituality of Nagano

Nagano Prefecture is a mountainous region in the center of Japan’s main island, Honshu. Best known for its exhilarating ski slopes which hosted the...

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...

【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...
tea ceremony experience

Tea Ceremony Experience: Gahou-kai & Tsuruya Yoshinobu, Nihonbashi

The way of tea or "chado" tea ceremony is an elegant Japanese tradition that shows the utmost respect to the guest and dates back...

WAttention 29 Special: ARCHITECTURE & ARTS IN TOKYO

Tokyo – the metropolis of organized chaos, where buildings seem to have grown at will. And they have grown in all shapes and...

Tokyo Through Architects’ Eyes

Tokyo has been bottomless inspiration for many architects and architecture admirers from all around the world. As Keisuke Oka, an independent architect we interviewed,...

Kanagawa Beaches: Guide to Cozy Restaurants with a View

The sweltering concrete jungle that is Tokyo has a few escape routes, one of them being the beaches in Kanagawa, just an hour or...

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...

Encounter Pure Land Buddhism in Hiraizumi

After arriving at Iwate-ken, we enjoyed a calming cruise down Geibikei, a gorge with impressive limestone features stretching two kilometres long. As we sailed...
Entsuin temple

Spectacular Views of Matsushima Bay

Upon arrival at Miyagi-ken, we headed to our first stop at Shiogama Jinja Shrine. With a long history dating back to the 9th century,...
basho

Journey with Matsuo Basho: Haiku master and adventurer

Spanning 2,400 kilometres, the trail mentioned in Oku-no-hosomichi consists of roads that lead to Nikko ( 日光 ), Oshu ( 奧州 ), Dewa (...
FujiQ

Escaping Everyday Routine: A Day Trip to Fuji-Q Highland

Founded in 1969, Fuji-Q Highland still remains one of the greatest destinations for adventure-seekers in Japan. The amusement park with an ambition to be...
shinjuku station maap

Shinjuku as a Transportation Hub

Shinjuku Station is a massive maze, even for people living in Tokyo. The station has as many as 36 platforms, some 200 exits and...