For those of you who are traveling in Tokyo or are thinking about coming to the capital of Japan, you’ve probably either heard of, been to, or plan on going to the Meiji Jingu Shrine in Harajuku. Being one of the oldest of most renowned shrines in Tokyo.
The Meiji Jingu was built in (big surprise) the Meiji Era as a token of dedication and honour of Emperor Meiji and Empress Shōken for their tremendous contributions to the Meiji Restoration. Continue reading “Wild life in Meiji jingu”
In a little town in Ōno District, Gifu, six hour drive from Tokyo, lies the Shirakawa village, famous for its beautifully preserved traditional houses. It was registered as a World Heritage Site in 1995 and has become one of the … Continue reading SHIRAKAWAGO & SHINTAKACHIHO ROPEWAY~World Heritage
For anyone who has as much of a Japanese fetish as I do, you are mostly likely a fan of one of the most signature Japanese trade-marks: the cherry blossom, or Sakura.
Continue reading “A GUIDE TO JAPAN’S CHERRY BLOSSOM BLOOMING SEASON：KYOTO”
People in Japan love their seasonal flowers, with perhaps the sakura of spring being the most famous.
When you say “hanami”, most people think of sakura cherry blossoms, but did you know that hanami originally referred to ume blossoms?
Although it’s less well known than sakura, I think that it is equally beautiful!
Continue reading “Winter in Japan: Plum Blossoms”
Japan doesn’t hold back with winter illuminations. Experience a sea of lights at Hakkeijima’s Night Aquarium Paradise!
Continue reading “[Winter Special] Aqua Illumination at Hakkeijima Sea Paradise”
The other day, we – Sam and Tuna – embarked on a 2-hour bus ride from Tokyo to Ibaraki prefecture for the “Kochia Carnival” to see cute, plump red kochia bushes grown in abundance at Hitachi Seaside Park (国営ひたち海浜公園).
Continue reading “Japan’s got some balls: Kochia “Fire Bushes””
In a previous article we introduced places to visit in the Chubu region, but I think we might have missed one!
In this article I will introduce the city Kanazawa and things to do there.
Continue reading “A city of traditional and contemporary culture”