Wednesday, November 14, 2018

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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.

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...
teamLab forest of lamps

Mori Digital Art Museum’s Brand New teamLab Exhibit

New Odaiba museum hosts art collective's first permanent installation: Borderless Japan's famous digital art collective teamLab has held several digital art exhibitions in Japan and around the...
omotesando

Another 3hr trip – Harajuku & Omotesando

Harajuku & Omotesando  原宿・表参道 Tokyo is a city that not only combines tradition and modernity but also boasts a multicultural heritage. For those looking to...

Tokyo Disneyland celebrates its 35th anniversary with a special parade &...

  'To all that come to this happy place: Welcome!'- Walt Disney Disneyland, a place on earth that is truly one of a kind. Whether you...

A day in Sumida Ward; Following in the footsteps of Hokusai

For the typical foreign tourist to Tokyo, a stop at Asakusa’s temples and souvenir shops is a must. Visitors tend to stop by the...
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...

Another 3hr trip – Nightlife in Tokyo

It is the last day of your trip and you have three hours left before departing for the airport. Don’t know what to do...

Religious Encounters and Culinary Surprises in Shingu

By Rozemarije Zijlmans It’s said that the Kumano gods first descended to earth at the gigantic white, greyish rock that sticks out of the Gongenyama...

Fuji Five Lakes in Autumn: Stunning Colors of Japan’s Foliage (Part...

Mt. Fuji puts on a new look every season. Fall is a great time to visit the Fuji Five Lakes (Yamanakako, Kawaguchiko, Saiko, Shojiko...

Fuji Five Lakes in Autumn: Stunning Colors of Japan’s Foliage (Part...

Mt. Fuji puts on a new look every season. Fall is a great time to visit the Fuji Five Lakes (Yamanakako, Kawaguchiko, Saiko, Shojiko...

Takeda Shingen: Based in the Mountainous Fortress

  Located in front of the Kofu train station, you can’t miss the magnificent warrior statue! As though overlooking the well-being of the Kofu City,...

Lumiere Winery WITH Restaurant Zelkova: Established in 1885

While in the land of grapes, you have to pay a visit to Lumiere, a family-owned winery established in 1885. Not only do they...