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.
On Iki Island, it seems easy to find cozy local cafes and restaurants specialized in complete local menus and I would say these are your best bet for having lunch and dinner!
The particularly exciting thing about Iki Island, beyond how impressive the natural sights look surrounded by the green forest, is that it has a long history.
This is a list of Iki’s accommodation where I prefer to stay for communications with the family and enjoying local produce.