Sunrise from Ogasawara Maru

I live in Tokyo and have traveled, both by myself and with my family, to all 47 prefectures in Japan, including many remote islands, and also across several continents.

As my family members have been growing up, I have taken them all around Japan to let them experience Japan’s beautiful nature, unique culture and local delicacies. Japan is a small island nation, however, we wanted to feel the real size of Japan. So, we took a 17-hour night train from Tokyo to Hokkaido which covers over 800 km and boarded the  24-hour Ogasawaramaru Ship to the Ogasawara Islands, 1,000 km away from the mainland.

View from top of Mount Kanaya

At Mount Kanaya in Niigata, I encountered the amazing view above and had a strong urge to share the beautiful scenery of Japan, which is why I began posting here on Wondertips is for people who are looking for inspiration in finding their next adventure. It also explains various aspects of culture to make travel easier in Japan, as well as showing little-known local places.

Contact: @wondertips55


  1. Great travel-philosophy! Thanks for sharing…
    In a while I’ll be in Japan (where I’ve never been yet) so, I’m going to follow your blog ’cause I’m sure I can find in it lots of interesting tips about this amazing Country.
    Greetings from Italy 😊

    1. Wondertips says:

      Thank you! Once I have visited Tuscany and I’ll be back in the future so I liked your site even I little know about Italian. Happy early spring!

  2. Fascinating country. I have lot of admiration for your aesthetics and traditions.

    1. Wondertips says:

      Your pictures are also fascinating! Thank YOU!

  3. You are doing a great job! A big thumbs up!

    1. Wondertips says:

      Your beautiful site too. Thank you!

      1. Thanks 🙂

  4. Thank you for reading my blog posts, and following me. I appreciate it very much.

    1. Wondertips says:

      I really like your horses stories. Thank you.

      1. Why, thank you very kindly.

  5. Thanks for the follow. I’m glad to discover your site, which could come in handy when I start planning my trip to Japan next winter! Arigato!

    1. Wondertips says:

      You’ll love Japan when you have a chance to visit. Thank you!

  6. Very educative and inspiring. Thanks.

    1. Wondertips says:

      Thank you so much. Your words on your blog are also inspiring.

  7. Educative and inspiring. Thanks.

    1. Wondertips says:

      Thank you!

  8. thank you so much for following my blog and liking few of the posts…

    1. Wondertips says:

      I enjoyed your thoughtful posts. Thank you!

  9. Now I know whom to contact whenever I plan a trip to Japan. It is a pleasure finding your blog,Keiko.

    1. Wondertips says:

      Yes! Please contact anytime. I also learned a lot from your beautiful pictures and titles.

  10. Thank you for following my blog!

    1. Wondertips says:

      Thank you for sharing your special recipes always.

  11. What a great idea for a blog. Thanks for the visit and the follow. I am actually planning on traveling to Japan and this is an excellent site to follow for it.

    1. Wondertips says:

      I’m enjoying reading your insightful blogs. Thank you!

      1. Thanks so much.

  12. I doubt if I will make it to Japan but I will follow you here and learn more about your fascinating country.

    1. Wondertips says:

      Hope you would have a chance to come to Japan in the near future. Thank you!

  13. I loved my time in Tokyo and am looking forward to reading more of your blog.

    1. Wondertips says:

      I loved your pictures in your blog. Even sumo wrestlers looked beautiful. Thank you.

  14. Thanks for the follow! Your blog is beautiful and packed with lots of useful info for anyone wishing to travel to Japan. Keep up the great work!

    1. Wondertips says:

      I’m enjoying your unique and creative posts. Thank you!

  15. Congratulations, Keiko!

    I have nominated your blog for the Real Neat Blog Award.

    More on this nomination is at

    1. Wondertips says:

      Thank you! I didn’t follow the steps yet… Sorry. I really enjoy your pick ups videos. Stay safe!

      1. You don’t have to hurry, as the award is for helping bloggers, not for hurrying them 🙂

        All the best for you and your blog!

  16. I always read people’s about-page. Yours is lovely. I have been in Japan “hundreds of” years ago. 🙂 Before Coronavirus, we planned to visit Japan, but now we have frozen them. Who knows, if someday…

    Have a good day!

  17. Hello! I have a question. I’m trying to learn about nature conservation in Japan, because it’s not something that gets talked about very often in the U.S. Do you happen to know about any important conservation issues in Japan that I could start reading about? I’m searching online for relevant topics, but I’d like to hear from people who live in Japan, too. Thank you!

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