Monthly Archives: February 2016

Thinking of Hokkaido in winter brings up images of quaint cottages covered with blankets of white snow, or vast white lands surrounded by a sea of drift ice. It also houses one of the ultimate places to be during the cold winter season: Niseko! Famous for its powder snow...

In the northernmost part of Honshu lies a completely preserved ancient settlement dating back to the Jomon Period. These were incidentally discovered in 1992 upon surveying the site for a new baseball stadium. With the start of excavations, it further led to the discovery of burial pits and enough...

What do you do if you feel like having a nice meal at a café and at the same time feel like lying down? You go to a hammock café of course! Hammock cafes are a great choice if you are an adventurous café-hopper. 1. Mahika Mano jasmindesigns.blogspot.jp/ While there are...

Lake Tazawa is known to not freeze in the dead of winter! Famous at this lake is also the golden statue of Tatsuko Hime which was erected in 1968. The lake and statue have been featured in IRIS, which is a South Korean action and spy drama. Read on...

The Seven Lucky Gods of Japan represent good fortune when it comes to Japanese folklore and mythology. Most of them came from India and China and are often seen in many carvings from ancient trees and other representations all throughout the country. You can also see them carved in...

Have you ever heard of Kofu? Kofu is a town in the Yamanashi prefecture, next to Tokyo. Though this is not a very famous place, Kofu has a lot of attractive sites. Here are five popular sites in Yamanashi that are worth the visit! 1. Shadow Picture Museum blogs.yahoo.co.jp/ This museum features...

A village was made in order to establish a stronger bond between Japan and Russia. It was opened in 1993 and was aptly named Niigata Russian Village. It is situated atop a small hill which is set back from the main road. Due to lack of visitors, it subsequently...

For a small city, Kumamoto sure has a lot of choice when it comes to catering to the cosmopolitan diner. One of the newest additions to Kumamoto's wide variety of choices is 'Billy Bento', a fusion of Western dishes and the Japanese style with a San Francisco flavour. Completely...

It has been almost one month since the release of the first Sakura Forecast from the Japan Weather Association. Now, their second forecast has been announced! In their second round of predictions, the JWA gives more details and more dates! Don't miss out on the news! The First Forecast mitoyo-kanko.com/ Previously,...

Everyone knows Japanese people love spring. What’s not to love? The short decent season after you freeze your tush off, and before you sweat off your other things. Oh, and cherry blossoms! Who could forget those? We are kinda crazy about them. This year, for the first time ever,...

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