The northern areas of Japan are gorgeous places full of nature that allows you to enjoy the seasons all year round. Here are some lakes and marshes in that area that you should absolutely try to visit.
Lately foreign tourists who want to see flowers in Japan have increased. There are so many places to see cherry blossoms that you can’t count them all, but there are also places to see flowers that aren’t cherry blossoms. Here are a few in eastern Japan.
Have you ever had such an experience, disappointed with Japanese spas to be too crowded, commercialized, or not really natural. Nyuto Onsen located in a beech forests in a national park is a great place to change your idea whether you like Onsen or not.
Tohoku is one of the remaining few places in Japan where you get to experience untouched nature and in this article we will be showcasing some wonderful hot springs that will bring you closer to mother nature.
Sendai is where many historical figures like Date Masamune, who made a name for himself during the Sengoku period. To get to know what really happened at that time, this article will guide you through some of the historical spots in Sendai.
Aizu, one of Japan’s prominent sightseeing spots, is an area where you can thoroughly enjoy traditional Japanese food, sake, and the latest sweets. Here are some recommended spots around Aizu to check out.
Iwaki City is showing signs of a strong renaissance after the Great East Japan Earthquake. Here is an introduction to the shape the renaissance has taken and the charms of the city’s tourist attractions. If you get a chance to come to Japan, won’t you go to Iwaki City and experience these attractions yourself?
Aizu is an area where the samurai culture lives very strongly in the castles and townscape, and it’s also packed full of charming tourist areas like hot springs. The popular Aizu spots featured in this article are all accessible by rail. If you come to Aizu, won’t you also try taking a trip by rail?
The history of decorated candles in Aizu, Fukushima is long. They say it started when a feudal lord encouraged people to plant lacquer trees over 500 years ago. The sap of this tree became a lacquer paint, while the wax came from its fruit. As a result, both lacquer and candles have been traditional handcrafts in this area.
When summer starts, firework displays are organized all over the country. The beauty of fireworks is so intense, it sometimes feels like they could blow the heat away. There are seven representative firework festivals you can see in Japan.
Ekiben are Japanese boxed lunches available in train stations as well as inside the trains across Japan for commuters who are rushing for their afternoon trains. Best part is, not only they are affordable, but the boxed lunches surprise you with different local specialties in different locations. Let’s take a look at what the Hokkaido, Tohoku and Kanto regions are offering.
Akita has been long famous for beautiful women, but their nature and cultural facilities are equally beautiful too. Recently, local dishes such as Yokote-yaki are receiving attention. Festivals are held year round and are a must see. Learn the many aspects of Akita by relaxing in their hot springs, eating their yakisoba, and joining in on the festivals.