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 …
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.
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.
After the World Heritage site designation, Yakushima Island has become incredibly popular. We visited in winter with fewer crowds to explore snowy-topped mountains.
Yakushima Island’s best charm is hiking in order to see the old Yakushima Cedar.
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.
Although I had come to Iki Island to know the origin of Japanese history, I could not neglect the beauty of nature.