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Enjoy the Sights of Osaka and Kyoto From the Water With These 2 Summer Boat Tours

Going on a yakatabune cruise is a popular summer activity in Japan. A yakatabune is a classic low barge style boat that goes sailing in the river during the summer season. Many companies provide tours using these boats in order to help tourists enjoy the beautiful sceneries of Japan in a luxurious time. They also…

Did You Know That You Can Travel to Japan by Sea? Find Out How Here!

Japan is an archipelago that is accessible either by air or by sea. Millions of people from different parts of the world travel to the country by air. But have you ever thought of visiting Japan by boat? It is actually a convenient and affordable way to get to the country if you are looking…

Looking for a Unique Way to See Tokyo? Check Out These River Boat Tours!

No matter how many times you have visited Tokyo (東京), there is still so much more to explore. Unfortunately, most people tend to focus on the attractions and places they can visit on land. Have you ever thought about seeing a new perspective of Tokyo while on the water? If yes, then Riverboat Mizuha (舟遊びみづは)…

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…

Winter in Hokkaido? Here Are 5 Must-Try Winter Activities in Okhotsk!

Winter is approaching, and if you are looking to explore the snowy northern areas of Japan, you are at the right place. Okhotsk Sea lies to the north of Hokkaido encircled by Russian territory in the Pacific Ocean. It is considered as the coldest sea in East Asia. In winter, the temperatures go below -20…

Cruise Around Lake Ashinoko and Embrace the Beauty of Mt Fuji

Lake Ashi or Ashinoko Lake is a crater lake lying along the southwest wall of the caldera of Mount Hakone. This is the reason why it is also called “Hakone Lake.” The fact that it has great views of Mt. Fuji makes it a popular destination for a number of pleasure boats and ferries. It…

Immerse Yourself in Otsu’s Culture With These 2 Activities

Otsu is the capital city of Shiga Prefecture. It once flourished in the southwestern area as a post station along Tokaido Street. There are numerous historical sites and cultural assets that are found in the city. There are also a number of events and activities worth visiting and trying. Visit Enryaku-ji Temple panoramio.com/ Enryaku-ji Temple…

Green Guide in Nagatoro, Saitama

Nagatoro near Chichibu area in Saitama Prefecture, has been listed as one of the must visit place in Japan Green Guide Michelin. Nagatoro has many beautiful scenic spots including Nagatoro Iwadatami. Iwadatami literally means ‘Japanese rock flooring’. The area consists of 80-meter wide and half a kilometre long layered rocks along the Arakawa river. Japan…