Snow monkeys - Japanese rarity
One of the rarities Japan can boast with is “snow monkeys” living in Nagano prefecture. The monkeys are Japanese macaques, a species vernacular to Japanese moun
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Asama 2000 Park Ski Resort is located in the mountainous prefecture of Nagano. It boasts a panoramic view of the Northern Alps.
Offering a relaxing view of the ocean and cycling road, this park is well known for their water park facility that is operated by the city of Chiba. The water p
This cafe encourages visitors to play with the resident owls. Visitors can pet, hold, feed, and take pictures with the feathered friends in this cafe. Fukuro No
This restaurant serves California cuisine using organic, local, seasonal ingredients. California cuisine follows the principles of "local production for local c
Located near the Kashikojima Espana Cruise, Sazanami offers a very unique experience to customers for them to enjoy a marine barbecue on a floating restaurant o
This shop makes plastic model foods for restaurants to show as sample dishes. Sample No Gujoya sells large pieces as well as small items that work well as souve
Mito Castle was the residence of the Mito Tokugawa family during the Edo era. It was the largest earthen castle in Japan. Closed for the year end holidays.
Shinjuku is a part of Tokyo that a lot of travelers pass through - whether they are just transiting through Shinjuku Station or staying at accommodation nearby.
Fuji-Q Highland / 富士急ハイランド (Fujikyū Hairando) Takabisha with a Mt. Fuji backdropFuji-Q Highland is thrill-seeker's haven located at the base of Mt. Fuji. Thi
Your travel plans include a layover or an early flight from Narita International Airport. You look it up on Google Maps and notice the airport is nowhere near c
When you think of the word patisserie, it's likely that you'll think of France first before you think of Japan. The patisserie culture here is pretty significan
Located only a three-minute walk from Nakasu-Kawabata Station, & AND HOSTEL FUKUOKA is the perfect place to stay at for your Fukuoka trip. Never mind the f
You might be joining me from the first part of my article (if so - thank you for reading, and if not, you can check out the first part here!) but I'm back with
Japanese Green tea is famous around the world and tea ceremony is a well know cultural practice. You many not know that even something as zen as tea ceremony ca
Eastern Shizuoka has so much natural beauty to offer including the famous Mount Fuji. So I struggled to find a reason to keep exploring further into the prefect
After reading thyna vu's article about Kurashiki, I also wanted to talk about my trip to Kurashiki. We both had very different experiences (I was also in Ako th
Shimane lies near the western tip of Japan's main island on the Sea of Japan side. Although sparsely populated it was once a center of trade with China, so it boasts a good number of important historic sites, including Matsue Castle.
Tochigi is famed for its onsen (hot springs), ski resorts and large natural parks. Approximately 21% of the prefecture is designated as parks. Its capital, Utsu
Yamanashi, about 1½ hours from Tokyo, is surrounded by high mountains and is covered by huge beautiful forests, including Mount Fuji and the 5 lakes area. Visit
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
Famous for its gorgeous mountains and luxurious onsens (hot springs) Gunma is a nature lover's delight. Maebashi City, home to many parks and flower gardens, is
Chiba Prefecture is just next door to the megalopolis of Tokyo, it's a special place with a long history. Chiba has abundant farm land, historic temples, tradit
The traditional center of the Chugoku region of Japan, and home to over 2.8 million people, Hiroshima is famous and infamous in its history and major sights. Hi
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
Surrounded on all four sides by 3000+ meter tall mountains, Nagano prefecture is called the “Roof of Japan.” The 1998 Winter Olympics and Paralympics were hoste