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 …
Hachijojima Island, located 287 kilometers from Tokyo, is a sub-tropical island with jungle-like greenery and one of the major destinations for anglers.
Arakawa Shusaku and Madeline Gins built the Reversible Destiny Lofts MITAKAthese apartment as the first residential units designed “not to die” in 2005.
We visited Mount Nokogiri in Chiba Prefecture to experience the world of Laputa virtually. For Hayao Miyazaki film fans, you’ll love these locations in Mount Nokogiri.
Tokyo has magnificent parks and equally impressive aquariums and zoos and here are the top picks.
Togakushi Shrines: the setting is idyllic, scenic and unique with plenty on offer to see and do. Here’s a quick guide on Togakushi area.
Mount Togakushi (1,904 m) used to be one of the training fields for monks and Togakushi is said to be one of the major sites where Ninja trained. Here’s a quick guide but you can find out more to help plan your own visit.
If you have 2-3 hours before leaving from Tokyo, but at least want to see an old Japanese town, Naritasan Park would fit in to such a short visit.
If you go along the Miura Peninsula of coastal Kanagawa Prefecture, you’ll find unique destinations.