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7 Must-Visit Spots in Okinawa’s Miyako Island: Beaches, Capes, and More

Miyako Island is one of the best islands to visit in Japan, especially during the summer season. Located in the south of Okinawa, it is reachable from Tokyo via a two-hour plane ride. Aside from being known for its brown sugar and pineapples, the island has lots of other attractions such as beautiful beaches and…

Discover this Secret Love Shrine Located on a Secluded Island in Nagasaki!

There are many secret Shinto shrines in Japan that can be found in locations such as deep forests, hilltops, and remote islands. They can bring people closer to nature through worship. Nagasaki Prefecture is widely known as a great place to find magnificent shrines such as the Suwa Shrine, which attracts a lot of visitors.…

See the Beautiful Autumn Leaves of Japan at These 5 Maple Festivals in Aichi

There is inexplicable beauty in how our surroundings change with the seasons. When the green foliage of summer turn into blazing blends of red, orange, and yellow, people look forward to “momijigari” or autumn leaf viewing. Enjoy the colors of autumn at these five festivals in Japan’s Aichi Prefecture! 1. Korankei “Momiji” Maple Festival jp.fotolia.com/…

3 Interesting Things to Do in Hateruma, the Southernmost Island of Japan

Yaeyama Islands are a bunch of unique islands that are very rich in nature and home to several mysteries in Japan. They are located in the middle of East China Sea, between Taiwan and the main island of Okinawa. There are many places to have a relaxing time in this region, one of which is…

3 Fantastic Things to Do in Yonaguni, Japan’s Westernmost Inhabited Island

Yonaguni, a tiny island belonging to Japan just 125 km away from Taiwan’s coastline, is a must-visit place because of its unique attractions. Part of the Yaeyama Islands, which is located in Okinawa Prefecture, Yonaguni enjoys isolation and a variety of flora and fauna. Here are three things to do in this far end of…

4 Must-Visit Spots in the Less-Traveled yet Historic City of Gifu

While both picturesque and historic, Gifu, located next to Aichi Prefecture, tends to be engulfed by its more famous cousin. Nagoya City in Aichi is usually the tourist destination of choice for many. Yet Gifu City, a small attractive town only 30 minutes from Nagoya by train, holds some wonderful sights and is ideal for…

Visit Shodoshima, One of the Best Islands to See Autumn Beauty in Japan

There are many islands in Japan that possess a plethora of nature’s beauty, and Shodoshima is one such island especially famous for its beaches and autumn trees. You can expect a Mediterranean style of climate here and on many of the islands in the Seto Inland Sea which are usually covered in thick vegetation. Shodoshima…

Take a Look at These 30 Charming Hotels in Hokkaido for a Relaxing Trip in 2017!

Hokkaido is the most northern of Japan’s four main islands and is a stunning place boasting natural beauty and unique experiences. With excellent ski and snowboard resorts such as in Niseko, Rusutsu, and Asahidake, impressive mountainous areas all over the island, and charming traditional towns such as Biei and Tsurui, this area of Japan is…

Do You Know Where to Find Adorable Animals in Kobe? Check Out These 2 Places!

Kobe is a great multicultural city in proximity to other megacities such as Osaka that needs to be covered when you are in the Kansai region. It has many fantastic places to visit, including castles, temples, modern buildings, parks, and whatnot. However, if you are looking for a relaxing day watching animals, these are the…
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