Honshu

Take a Break in a Relaxing Hot Spring Town, Atami

Living and working in Japan is without a doubt stressful and at the end of the day all we want to do is to immerse our bodies in a nice warm bath before going to bed. The winter holidays are getting closer and I’m sure a lot of us would like to have a break…

Experience the Gardens at the Adachi Museum of Art

Although the name might imply that it is only an art museum, Adachi Museum of Art (足立美術館) is definitely not any ordinary art museum. It has more to offer than meets the eye. In fact, Adachi Museum of Art is widely known for its beautiful Japanese garden, winning the “Best Garden Award” annually since 2003.…

Let’s Go Hiking in Nagano’s Northern Alps

The Japanese Alps is a series of mountains dividing the island of Honshu. Popularly known as the Northern Alps (Nihon Arupusu), Hida mountain is a volcanic mountain range stretching through three prefectures namely, Nagano, Toyama and Gifu prefectures. Because of its amazing views and beautiful sceneries, this became a part of Japanese tourism attraction, especially…

4 Years After the 2011 Earthquake and Tsunami: Tohoku Now

The tragic earthquake and tsunami in Tohoku may still seem fresh for many of you. It was the most disastrous phenomena which occurred last March 2011, killing and injuring numerous people in Japan. It was the strongest earthquake ever recorded in the area. I remember being at home that time and started panicking when the…

Mt. Fuji through the eyes of a photographer

You can see in the photo above, the beauty of one of the tallest mountains in the world, Mt. Fuji. It is located on Honshu Island between Yamanashi Prefecture and Shizuoka Prefecture. The photo above was taken at Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Minamitsuru-gun, Yamanashi Prefecture last May 29, 2015 during the Fuji Shibazakura Festival. Mt. Fuji Author’s photo…

13 Must-See UNESCO World Heritage Sites to Visit in Honshu!

Japan is one of the countries with countless sites listed as the world heritage by UNESCO. A world heritage site itself means a place (including mountains, forests, lakes, islands, complexes, monuments and cities) that are listed by UNESCO as those of extraordinary cultural and physical significance. There are about 18 sites in Japan listed as…