Whether you’re planning a trip to Japan for the first time or you’re a seasoned traveler, you’ll find a variety of accommodation options to suit your needs and preferences. Japan is known for its unique and traditional styles of lodging, as well as modern and luxurious options. From budget-friendly hostels to high-end ryokans, there’s something for everyone in Japan. In … Read More
Five Japanese customs that you may surprise
Japan is a country rich in culture, traditions, and customs that can sometimes be surprising and even strange to outsiders. From bowing as a sign of respect to otōshi in restaurants, there are many common senses in Japan that may seem unusual or unfamiliar to those unfamiliar with Japanese culture.
My Top 5 Sakura viewing spots
Travel to Japan during the beautiful Sakura season and witness nature’s amazing transformation! Me Kazue visited many cherry blossom spots in Japan, and here are the top 5 Ohanami spots of my selection! No.5 – Philosopher’s Path in Kyoto🚶🌸 Stroll along the canal to experience a serene escape in nature! The two-kilometer path, named after renowned philosopher Nishida Kitaro who … Read More
Shinshū Zenkōji Temple: A Must-Visit Destination in Nagano
Nagano, Japan is home to a rich cultural heritage, including the beautiful and historic Zenkōji Temple 善光寺. This ancient temple, which dates back to the 7th century, is one of the oldest and most important Buddhist temples in Japan, attracting millions of visitors from all over the world each year. Zenkōji, open to everyone 💕 The temple is located in … Read More
5 best places to see Sakura, cherry blossoms in Osaka
Are you dreaming of a trip to Japan and the breathtaking view of sakura, cherry blossoms? Lately, more and more tourists are flocking to this city in western Japan. Relaxing in gorgeous parks with hundreds of beautiful blooming trees that create mesmerizing visual effects takes only one day out of your vacation – yet, it’s likely something you will remember … Read More
What to do in Okinawa? 10 popular places to visit
Okinawa is a beautiful island paradise with rich subtropical nature and mesmerizing coral reefs. Home to many unique species, it has been designated as national parks in its northern Yanbaru region and Kerama Islands – not to mention the blissful 23°C average annual temperature! In other words: Okinawa is undoubtedly one of Japan’s top vacation spots! When travelling there for … Read More
Your Guide to the Japan Rail Pass【Latest Edition 2022-2023】
If you’re visiting Japan for sight-seeing and plan on frequently using the public transportation system to get around, then the JR Pass is a great deal! The vast majority of trains in Japan are owned and operated by the Japan Railways (JR) Group, and after purchasing a JR pass, you can ride all JR trains and even the Shinkansen! Read … Read More
Your Ultimate Guide to Japanese Trains
Japan’s public transportation system is known for being one of the most advanced and reliable in the entire world! If you’re visiting Japan, the train system is an especially convenient and affordable way to travel. Here’s everything you need to know about taking the trains in Japan.
Osorezan (恐山): Japan’s “Fear Mountain”
Japan’s Mount Osorezan (恐山) in Aomori Prefecture is ranked along with Koyasan and Hieizan as one of the three most sacred places in the entire country. Today, it known as the site of Bodai-ji Temple, where female mediums called itako are said to be able to communicate with the deceased. Read on to learn all about Japan’s fascinating “fear mountain”.
Why Fall in Japan is Better Than the Spring
Spring in Japan, famous for its breath-taking cherry blossoms, is by far the most popular time of the year for tourists. But, fall in Japan has incredible beauty, delicious foods, and pleasant weather that definitely rivals the spring! Here’s why you should visit Japan in autumn!