Amanohashidate

3 Unmissable Day Trip Spots Reachable From Osaka

Most people know that Osaka (大阪) is the second largest metropolitan area after Tokyo. One of its famous landmarks, Osaka Castle (大阪城), played a major role in the country’s history. Osaka is also popular for okonomiyaki (お好み焼き), a pan-fried savory pancake. Osaka is known for its exciting nightlife and evening activities. However, did you know…

Monju-do Defune Dragon Festival

What is Monju-do Defune? It is a traditional festival that takes, every year, place based on a legend. There is a stage made on the sea and dragon-dance performances are held with bright illuminations and pine torches. The performance ends with luminous fireworks that captivate anyone. According to the legend, there was a dragon which…

Fireworks and Lantern Festival in Miyazu, Kyoto

Every year in the month of August, this festival takes place in Tango (Northern Sea-side part of Kyoto) region of Japan. It is a very colorful, warm, bright and festive event that lights up not only the skies but also your life. If you are in Tango by any chance during that time, you do…

The Scenic Amanohashidate Walkway

Where is it? Amanohashidate natural sand-bridge has been rated as the most scenic walkway in Japan.This sand bar is about 3.6 km length and it is covered with pine trees and can be traversed on foot or by bicycle. It takes almost one hour on foot to go from one side to the other. amanohashidate.jp/…