After a long exciting week in Tokyo, you might be eager to experience more calm wabi-sabi philosophy beyond the hussle of the city and capture the best of four seasons in the process. When my friends don’t have much time to go to Kyoto, I strongly recommend visiting Kamakura to see very traditional temples and …
If you’re looking for where locals go for Japanese sweets (Wagashi), this is a comprehensive list of where you will find the best Japanese sweets in Kamakura. Fortunately in Kamakura there are endless options to select from. The below list comprises all my favourite places where I tried the tasty delights several times. 1. Mikazukido …
Hokkaido is one of Japan’s most celebrated areas, with many locals and international visitors alike making the trip up North to explore the dramatic mountains, natural parks and tasty Hokkaido seafood cuisine.
Hokkaido is jam-packed with natural beauty at every turn, however Mount Asahidake, some of the most stunning trails in the country, is often not the first destination on a traveller’s list when arriving in the region.
When we visited Okunoshima Island, called Usagi (Rabbit) islands, I imagined the island would be full of cute fluffy bunnies. It was half-true and half-false.
You can make a day trip to Onomichi from two cities: Hiroshima and Okayama. Both of these are major cities with many Shinkansen Bullet trains arriving daily from Osaka and Tokyo. After visiting Korakuen Garden in Okayama, we decided to explore and experience all this city has to offer – from incredible views to one …
Located on the border between Akita and Aomori Prefectures in northern Japan, Shirakami Mountains are the primeval forests of the region.
Hachijojima Island, located 287 kilometers from Tokyo, is a sub-tropical island with jungle-like greenery and one of the major destinations for anglers.
Iwami Ginzan in Shimane Prefecture is a historic silver mining town that looks as if it has just been plucked out of an Akira Kurosawa film set.
Izumo Taisha in Shimane Prefecture is an historically significant shrine and all gods around Japan gather here to conduct meetings once a year, based on the ancient mythology.