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.
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.