Nature & Outdoors

Nature & Outdoors

Article by Jon Mulligan

Escape the City to the beautiful Seaside Town of Nishi-Izu

A coastal town located in the Shizuoka-Kanto area of Japan, Nishi-Izu is known for fresh seafood and its outstanding natural beauty. It really is a must-visit for any outdoor adventurer or travel-buff.

Sight in Shizuoka

Arari Fishing Port

Arari Fishing Port offers daily two and half hour trips around the Nishi Izu coast where guests can all try their hand at fishing directly from the moored boat. Once you return to land, take your catch to a number of restaurants in the region who will then happy cook it for you exactly how you like it!

Sight in Shizuoka

Sawada Park Onsen

Located in Nishi Izu, Sawada Park offers open-air public hot baths with stunning views over the ocean from the top of a cliff.

Sight in Shizuoka

Tsutsumi Farm

Located in the foothills of Amagi Mountain Tsutsumi Farm produces high quality wasabi plants which were ranked number 1 on popular commerce website Rakuten.

Sight in Shizuoka

Dogashima Marine

Located along the stunning Nishi Izu coastline, Dogashima Marine offers a number of cruise options to allow visitors to explore the nearby emerald waters and caves.

Article by Elsda Li

Let’s Get in Shape! | Ways to Stay Fit This Summer

Exercise in Japan can be fun, enjoyable, and a place for you to meet new friends. Although anyone can opt to go to the gym for a quick workout, it’s nothing like attending a yoga session or going for a brisk hike on Mt. Takao surrounded by Japan’s beautiful nature.

Sight in Okinawa

Kouri Ocean Tower

This spot is a beautiful 82 feet tall observation tower located on the "love island" of Okinawa There are 4 singular experiences that this venue provides for their visitors. The first one is their tower, which has a viewing deck that you can travel up to via a cute dainty little cart.

Sight in Okinawa

Okashi Goten | Onna Branch

Okinawa is famous for their purple sweet potato tarts🍠, and if you visit you will likely see these little tarts in pretty little boxes adorning the storefronts of every shop you see. The special thing about this venue is that it is the only place in Okinawa that you can make your own tart👩🏻‍🍳!

Sight in Okinawa

Naha Miegusuku Port

This is a common meeting found for the activity tours that are held in Okinawa. When a group or person has booked a tour, they will meet here before departure. Image taken from google maps

Sight in Saitama

Sky of Poppy Field

See over 3 million red and pink poppies dancing in the summer wind in Saitama's Sky of Poppy Field.

Article by Tokyo Creative

Move Over Cherry Blossom Trees, There’s a New Flower Causing A Lot of Buzz in Japan

Take that picture perfect shot in a sea of blue nemophila flowers at the Hitachi Seaside Park in Ibaraki prefecture.

Article by Travelling Firefly

Tateyama Alpine Route: Is this Japan’s Most Spectacular Mountain Destination?

Towering snow walls in late spring, grassy plains and wildflowers in summer, stunning autumn foliage, Japan’s tallest waterfall and highest

Sight in Hokkaido


Sight in Akita

Lake Tazawa

This lake, located in Akita Prefecture, is the deepest lake in Japan.

Sight in Akita

Statue of Tatsuko

Situated at Lake Tazawa is the bronze statue of Tatsuko, a popular spot for locals and tourists alike.

Sight in Miyagi

Fukuura Island

Fukuura Island, also known as Fukuurajima, is an island in Miyagi Prefecture.

Sight in Miyagi

Marubun Matsushima Kisen Sightseeing Cruises

Marubun Matsushima Kisen Co. Ltd. offer several different sightseeing cruises around Matsushima Bay.

Sight in Miyagi

Entsu-in Temple

A Buddhist temple with a long history, Entsu-in Temple features two gardens, one traditionally Japanese, the other Western-style. Classes teaching how to make

Sight in Mie

Futami Okitama Jinja Shrine

Facing Meoto Iwa Rocks, Futami Okitama Jinja Shrine is decorated with hundreds of frogs.

Sight in Osaka

Hamadera Park

Hamadera Park, located in Sakai, features many facilities including a pool, rose garden, tennis courts and baseball field among others.

Sight in Kagoshima

Yakushima Island

This subtropical island off the southern coast of Kyushu contains a national park and Natural World Heritage Site cedar forest with some trees more than 1000 ye

Sight in Nara


Mount Wakakusa is located on the edge of Nara city and is famous for the annual Wakakusa Yamayaki festival.

Sight in Kyoto

Keihanna Commemorative Park

Located on the outskirts of Kyoto, Keihanna Commemorative Park features a wooden bridge overlooking a lake, playgrounds, and traditional Japanese gardens.

Sight in Kumamoto

Kumagawa River Rafting Boarding Point (Seiryu)

Kumakawa is a river flowing along the city of Hitoyoshi. There are two rafting courses, Seiryu (slow) and Kyuryu (rapid). (The boarding points are different)

Sight in Kochi

Mikurodo Cave

The famous monk Kukai, is believed to have trained and practiced meditation within this cave, making it a historical landmark.

Sight in Kochi

Ryuga Cave

The Ryuga Cave is a roughly 4km, 175 million year old limestone cave with a walking tour to see the various rock and mineral formations inside. When visiting th

Sight in Kumamoto

Laputa's Road

Laputa's Road, or Laputa-no-Michi, offers a beautiful view of Mount Aso and its surroundings. The road is named after the Ghibli movie "Castle in the Sky".

Sight in Kochi

Cape Muroto

Cape Muroto is a cape extending to the south at the east part of Kochi Prefecture. It is located about 90 km southeast of Kochi city. Hiking and scenic views ar

Sight in Oita

Lake Kinrin

Lake Kinrin, also known as Kinrin-ko, has both cold and hot water springing from the bottom.

Sight in Kumamoto

Suizen-ji Joju-en Park

Suizen-ji Joju-en Park is a traditional Japanese garden and tea house set around a natural spring pond.

Sight in Kumamoto

Mount Aso

A large active volcano with one of the world's largest calderas, this mountain is popular with hikers and outdoors enthusiasts. Mount Aso last erupted in 2015 a

Sight in Oita

Yabakei Gorge

Formed over 2.5 million years by the Yamakuni River cutting through rocks and lava and tuff, this gorge is full of interesting shapes and rock formations. Parti

Sight in Oita

Kuju Mountains

The Kuju Mountain Range and Mt Kujū are a part of the Aso-Kuju national park. The 1,700 m Mt. Kuju is one of the "100 Famous Japanese Mountains."

Sight in Oita

Tatsumaki Jigoku

This spot is a “Geyser” and was designated as Natural Monument by Beppu city. It periodically boils and shoots out steam and hot water. It has one of the shorte

Sight in Saga

Yoshinogari Historical Park

Yoshinogari Ruins is a site that preserves archiological findings that were created about 2400 years ago. Inside the park people can experience historical manuf

Sight in Niigata

Soutaki Waterfall

Part of the top 100 waterfall in Japan, Soutaki is accessible within a 30 minutes walk from Tsubame Onsen village.

Sight in Shiga

Genkyuen Garden

Genkyuen Garden was built in 1677 and is located northeast of Hikone Castle.