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.
In Mashiko Town, Tochigi Prefecture, you’ll find a quirky and cool neighborhood. Here’s our best of Mashiko Pottery Town.
Hatoyama Hall is a western residence with Japanese traditions and English style garden.
Edogawabashi itself is a small town, but it has a strong creative community.
We went to Iizaka Hot Springs to take a bath in the early afternoon after cherry picking in Fukushima.
The cherry begins to ripen in early summer, and then the cherry picking season starts. Here’s a quick guide to where to get fresh cherries in Japan.
Suwa Shrine is located in Nagano Prefecture, south-east of the city of Matsumoto. Upper Shrines are located on the south side of Lake Suwa and lower Shrines are located on the north side of the lake.
Suwa Shrines in Suwa is one of the oldest shrines in Japan and consists of four separate complexes around Lake Suwa.
I spent a whole day in Suwa to visit the four sacred shrines. Here’s a quick guide to Suwa Shrine.