Hikone castle, a stunning fortress in Shiga prefecture, Japan, is a must-visit destination. I was fortunate enough to visit this castle during the Sakura season, when Japan’s iconic cherry blossoms burst into bloom. But even without the added beauty of the Sakura, Hikone castle stands as one of Japan’s most stunning historical sites. Located in Shiga prefecture, the castle boasts … Read More
On February 3, the people of Japan will observe Setsubun, a revered holiday that involves a traditional practice of tossing roasted beans towards individuals wearing demon masks. This ceremonial act is performed with the intention of expelling malevolent spirits. Allow us to enlighten you on the rich history and significance of Setsubun, Japan’s centuries-old holiday celebration.
Every year in June, along with the rainy season, pretty clusters of colorful hydrangea flowers bloom across Japan. The beautiful flowers are called ajisai (あじさい、紫陽花) in Japanese. Some places are even famous for the incredible number and variety of hydrangea flowers. Here are 10 popular hydrangea-viewing spots in Japan!
May in Japan is packed with a number of festivals – this is in part due to the Golden Week holiday period that happens every year for several days in early May. Then, the rest of the month is filled with good weather, sunshine, flowers, and lots of food and festivities! Here are 10 fun things to do in Japan … Read More
Did you know that the world’s longest suspension bridge is located in Japan? Called the Akashi Kaikyō Ōhashi (明石海峡大橋), the bridge is famous for its revolutionary engineering and stunning views. People can even take tours and climb it! Here’s everything you should know about Japan’s incredible Akashi Kaikyō Bridge.
When you travel somewhere, it’s not only about where you go, but also what you experience while you’re there. If you visit Japan, be sure to make the most of your trip by doing activities and having memorable experiences that you wouldn’t be able to have anywhere else in the world! From enjoying an over-the-top spectacle at the Robot Restaurant, … Read More