Hell Valley (Jigokudani)

Experience an Unusual Summer Festival Among the Ghosts in Hokkaido This 2017!

During summer, there are many festivals taking place all over Japan. The majority of such festivals have a religious or spiritual touch where gods and/or ancestors are honored with the purpose of giving thanks, offering prayers, or appeasing spirits. Do you know that there is an unusual summer festival taking place in Noboribetsu City (登別市),…

Noboribetsu Onsen: the Gateway to Hell in Hokkaido

Noboribetsu Onsen is one of Hokkaido’s most popular hot spring towns, less than 2 hours away from Sapporo. You can come just for the day, or, to get the full relaxing experience I would recommend at least a one-night stay. If you want to stay the night then there is a range of options for…

9 Locations in Toyama So Beautiful You Won’t Believe They Exist on Earth

Hokuriku. The North-East of Japan, facing the Japanese Alps on the West and the Japan Sea on the East. A place where the famous nature of contrasts of the island comes alive. A place where you would endure a Siberian cold during the winter, but also enjoy the sun and the waves during summer on…

Snow Monkeys Bathing in Hot Springs? See Them Only in Nagano, Japan!

To those who love monkeys, did you know there is a really interesting place famous for its monkeys in Japan? It’s called JIGOKUDANI YAEN-KOEN. What is so interesting about it? The monkeys soak in hot springs! JIGOKUDANI YAEN-KOEN tabizine.jp/ JIGOKUDANI YAEN-KOEN is located in Nagano prefecture and you can see the bathing snow monkeys there.…

5 Unique Destinations for Tourists

There are many places to visit upon arriving in Japan, that many people would recommend when asked, such as the temples in Kyoto, the enormous Buddha statue in Nara, or Tokyo Tower, etc. However, there are a lot of less famous places, that you may not have heard many people talking about, with a lower…