What to expect from a shinkansen ride
Train transport in Japan is known for being efficient, on time, clean - and in the case of shinkansens, super speedy. Here are a few quick observations I made f
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Tonan-in is a 1300-year old temple which was established by the founder of the Shugendo Buddhism sect.
WP Gold Burger, located in the busy area of Shibuya, is small restaurant specializing in burgers.
Yurino Incense Sachet Shop stocks a wide range of beautiful and traditional sachets filled with powdered incense.
Visitors can experience an overnight stay and the lifestyle of monks at this historical Buddhist temple. All rooms are Japanese-style and vegetarian meals are
Thanks to its frequent volcanic activity, Oshima Island has great hot springs and one of them is Hamanoyu, an open-space hot spring located inside Naganehama Pa
Taketomijima, or Taketomi Island, is part of the Yaeyama Islands in Okinawa.
Tropical Dream Center is a tropical-flower garden with over 2000 orchids.
Here tourists can witness one of the most amazing experiences in Japan. This company creates kimonos from scratch. They make their own dye, create their own des
The world is not always rainbows and sunshine for everyone. There are many people who are suffering from chronic diseases and loneliness especially the elderly.
The Japanese snack food industry became highly competitive. It is common that Japanese snacks come and go quickly. When you find something you like, they stop p
With all it’s temples and it’s many hidden streets, Kyoto is full of surprises and mysteries yet to be discovered. Long considered the home of the geiko and mai
Autumn comes bringing relief to the people from the scorching heat and high humidity of summer in Japan. That's not all, when autumn arrives, it also brings a b
A famous American author once remarked that Japan continually remakes itself. The Tokyo of today hardly looks like the Tokyo at the end of the Showa era (1926 –
Most people know Shibuya for its busy crossing, which has been featured in many Hollywood movies. Located in the heart of Tokyo, the neighborhood is a great pla
[VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12zYFawyPaU] A walk in OsakaOsaka is a big city, but in the center you can easily visit many places by subway or just wa
Jojo murals around Tokyo to celebrate anniversary Tokyo has fully embraced the beautiful art and odd poses of Hirohiko Araki’s famous manga and anime seri
PC: http://nagisabiyori.com/noankugenumaIt's starting to feel like summer these days as the temperature hit the mid-20s (I'm referring to Celsius, for American
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Kumamoto is in the center of Kyushu Island, and Mount Aso is the beloved heart of this beautiful prefecture. Aso-Kuju, Unzen-Amakusa National Parks, Mount Yabah
Majestic Mount Fuji, rolling hills of green tea plantations, and the gorgeous coastline of the Izu Peninsula give Shizuoka a rich character that makes it a grea
Miyazaki prefecture is on the southeastern side of Kyushu and is known for its majestic mountains and rugged coastal scenery. Surfing has grown in popularity he
Kagawa Prefecture is one of the four prefectures of Shikoku Island. It is currently the smallest prefecture in Japan, and is settled on the Seto Inland Sea next
Shiga prefecture is part of the quirky and friendly Kansai region. It includes the vast waters of Lake Biwa, the largest freshwater lake in Japan. The north sho
Fukui is a small prefecture on the coast of the Sea of Japan. When you explore this beautiful area you can see gorgeous rocky coastlines and beaches, taste fres
Miyagi is on the Pacific coast in the Tohoku Region. It’s castle-town capital, Sendai City, has a long history which you can experience in many interesting muse
Kochi, on Shikoku Island, is quite rural. In fact, 85% of the prefecture is covered in forests. This lush, green area is perfect for adventurers and is famous f
Saga has a natural beauty that inspires. It is one of the few prefectures that has two different ocean borders: The Sea of Genkai on the north and on its south