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Circus Outdoor introduces a New Glamping Site within Tokyo’s City Limits

“Glamping,” also known as glamorous camping, is nothing new in Japan. It is one of the latest trends that are spreading out in the country. Just this year, another luxury camping experience opened in Tokyo’s Okutama region. Okutama is a town located in the western portion of Tokyo Metropolis. Although the place is not located…

5 Reasons Why You Should Make Okinawa Your Winter Getaway!

Before I came to Japan, I had only vaguely heard of Okinawa. In fact, I’d heard of it because it was featured in the first Kill Bill movie. And when I came to live in Japan, I definitely didn’t think I would be in a country which holds tropical beaches and Hawaii-like weather. I assumed…

Camp in Style at This New Glamping Facility near Narita International Airport

“Glamping” is a luxury camping style where comfortable and luxurious services are provided in a natural environment. Its popularity is spreading across the world, including Japan. Recently, a new camping facility called THE FARM CAMP 「Villa」 (ザファームキャンプ 「ヴィラ」) opened near Narita International Airport (成田国際空港), which is the perfect location as it gives access to a…

Spend Golden Week in Tranquility at These 3 Less Crowded Destinations in Japan

Golden Week 2017 is almost here! It is the busiest holiday season in Japan which takes place from April 29 to May 5. It is a wonderful opportunity for people to take a break from work or go on a long vacation. During this time, several places are really crowded, particularly trains and airports. Regardless…

Watch the Breathtaking Sunrise from the Top of Mt. Sapporo, Hokkaido

Sapporo (札幌) is the major city on Hokkaido Island (北海道). It is paradise for those who like mountains, the ocean, and want to find time for themselves and get away from the stress of bigger cities. There are many small (やま) and medium (だけ) sized mountains around Sapporo City ranging from around 300 to 1300…

Enjoy the Great Outdoors of Japan by Staying at the Ebino Camp Village

One of the most challenging things about living in a foreign country is adapting to a new climate if it varies greatly to that of your home country. As both the temperature and weather conditions in the UK are consistently middling, I had never experienced weather of any real extremes before moving to Asia. While…

Visit the Enchanting “Juniko” – The Twelve Lakes of Aomori!

Have you ever traveled to the beautiful prefecture of Aomori in Japan? If you haven’t, you should try visiting a popular tourist destination called “Juniko” which is also known as the “Twelve Lakes.” It is located in Fukaura town which stands as a collective term for 33 lakes and ponds in the area. It is…

Hesitant to Go Full-On Camping? Here are 5 “Glampsites” in Japan instead!

Have you ever heard of the term “glamping?” Apparently, it is a new trend that is taking the world by storm including Japan. The word “glamping” is basically a combination of the words glamorous and camping, so glamping is the term used for a glamorous camping trip. When glamping, there is no need for you…

The Crazy X: a Smart Camping Solution from Japan

Are you tired of living in the big city and do you feel like escaping from the urban world, away from the hustle and bustle of honking cars and the long commute? Then take a day off and head into the mountains where you can go hiking in the beautiful nature of Japan with your…
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