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Explore the Autumn Paradise of Nikko National Park on These Breathtaking Roads

There are many scenic roads nestled amidst nature in Japan that are perfect for a cool weekend trip. If you are near Tokyo, you should definitely visit Nikko National Park, a place filled with gorges, waterfalls, marshlands, and so on. On the way to the national park are two breathtaking roads that are actually popular…

See the World’s Famous Architectural Structures at This Theme Park in Japan!

Do you dream of seeing the famous architectural wonders of the world but the money in the bank doesn’t seem enough to fulfill that dream? Why not drop by Tobu World Square theme park instead? Get a chance to see 102 skillfully reproduced miniature versions of architectural structures from 21 countries, including 46 World Heritage…

4 Ways to Relive the Days of the Japanese Samurai at Nikko’s Edo Wonderland!

The Edo (江戸) period was one of the most definitive periods of Japanese history in terms of art, culture and society. This was also the era in which Japan earned its name as the Samurai Country. Edo Mura (江戸村; Edo Village), also known as Edo Wonderland (日光江戸村), in Nikko (日光) gives visitors a chance to…

Tochigi Prefecture: Japan’s Silk Road

As you head to Tochigi Prefecture, just north of Tokyo, the high-rises gradually disappear and space opens up to make room for farm fields and rushing rivers. Mountains ring the horizon, snow-capped in winter and lush with verdant greenery in summer. Here, where the Kinu River cuts a wide swath, more than a thousand years…

3 Things to Do at This Flower Park in Japan This Wisteria Blooming Season

Booking a flight to Japan can be challenging for those who want to witness the beauty of the cherry blossoms during springtime. Some might be lucky enough to get a flight in early to mid-April, just in time for sakura, but there are those who settle for late April to early May. But don’t worry…

Spend Quality Time with your Favorite Characters at Bandai Museum!

Bandai Co., Ltd. is a popular Japanese toy and video making company which is considered to be the world’s third largest producer of toys. The company started putting up its own Bandai museum in Chiba last 2003 which was dedicated to the Bandai characters. It immediately closed in 2006 and was moved to Mibu, Tochigi…

Ice Trek in an Adventurer’s Winter Wonderland at Nikko’s Unryu Keikoku Canyon

Nikko city, known for its UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Toshogu Temple, usually has visitors to sightsee or pray. That said, the mountains lining Nikko make more than perfect terrain to trek. Particularly during winter, ice stalagmites and drift ice transform the landscape into an adventurer’s winter wonderland. Getting there and Equipment Author’s photo…

Discover the Magic of Nikko National Park and Its World Heritage Sites!

Explore one of Japan’s most beautiful natural experiences at Nikko National Park. It is surrounded by peaceful plateaus, cascading waterfalls, towering forests and serene lakes which are unparalleled beauties of nature. Its solitude is a perfect place for the green traveler in search of pristine Japanese heritage. It is one of UNESCO’s World Heritage sites…

5 Reasons You Must Visit Nikko, A City Rich in World Heritage Sites

When people think of a trip to Japan, many think of only visiting Tokyo and Kyoto. However, you will also have an enjoyable experience in Nikko – a great place with a long history in Japan. It is also only one and a half to two hours away from Tokyo. Here are 5 reasons why…
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