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7 Wonderful Things About Summer in Japan: It’s Not All Sweat and No Fun

Temperatures rise, humidity levels skyrocket, and sunblocks and cooling towels are bought and unpacked as summer hits Japan. In the big cities, the clear skies of spring transform to murky gray, Mt. Fuji is nowhere to be seen, and levels of seasonal depression go on the rise. Bugs like cockroaches, mosquitoes, and jumping spiders spring…

49 Things to Do in Okinawa, the Beach Island Paradise of Japan

Okinawa is a gorgeous collection of islands around 400 miles south of mainland Japan. It boasts sandy white beaches, glamorous hotel resorts, and fun activities like snorkelling, scuba diving, and swimming with marine animals. It is also home to several sightseeing spots such as gardens and castles, making the group of islands a worthwhile visit…

Enjoy a Spectacular Projection Mapping Show at Tokyo Tower This Summer 2017!

While Tokyo Tower may now be dwarfed in popularity as well as size by Tokyo Skytree, there are still plenty of reasons to visit the older Tokyo Tower instead, particularly this summer. There are two illumination events happening every night until September 3rd 2017. Better yet, there is no extra admission fee; you simply need…

Visit 2 Amazing Beaches on Zamami, Okinawa’s Island Paradise!

Okinawa is known for its pristine beaches where you can sunbathe, swim, and snorkel to your heart’s content. However, while Naha and Okinawa Honto have plenty of amazing attractions and beaches, the best beaches are located off the main island. Miyako is a popular spot, but another flight is required to reach the island. Fortunately,…

Escape the Japanese City Life and Enjoy Surfing at Onjuku Beach

Onjuku is a sleepy, surfer’s town. It is famed for its history in abalone, for its lobster fishing, breathtaking views, and surfing. The place is everything you need if you’d like to escape the city life. The months of June and July are the perfect time for visiting the beach. Visit the beach to enjoy…

Explore Japan’s Awesome Coastline at These 3 Paradise-Like Beaches!

Many people don’t know how incredible some beaches are in Japan. Though the country is commonly associated with skyscrapers, city lights, and bustling streets, it is also home to an awesome coastline. Its long and thin length as an island country being surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and Sea of Japan makes it abundant in…

4 Beaches Near Tokyo You Should Visit in Summer For Sun, Sand, and Sea

Tokyo (東京) is one of the most crowded and busiest cities in Japan. Companies build businesses there, and working people flock from neighboring prefectures to work in the city, making it a “salaryman”, or businessperson metropolis. Due to this, Tokyo’s landscape has been designed to properly cope with its busy nature while holding onto its…

5 Things to Do in Okinawa to Make the Most of Your Trip to This Tropical Paradise

Okinawa (沖縄) is Japan’s fifth-largest island and is situated south of mainland Japan. Okinawa was a separate kingdom with its own rich history until 1879. That year, Japan annexed Okinawa and it has been part of the country ever since. Today, Okinawa is a very important US Army and Navy base. Owing to its own…

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…

Discover Japan’s Ogasawara Islands: Things to Do and Much More

The Ogasawara Islands (小笠原諸島) are a group of 30 islands located about a thousand kilometers away from Tokyo (東京) to the south of Izu Islands (伊豆諸島). These are also known as Bonin Islands (ボニン諸島) which translates to “uninhabited islands” in Japanese. The archipelago is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is mostly referred to as…
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