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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…

The 4 Best Places to See Maple Leaf Hues in Tokyo This Autumn 2017

Autumn is almost ready to knock on the doors of Japan and fill its landscapes with autumn leaves (koyo). Many gardens with Japanese maple trees (momiji) turn red, brightening up the whole area. If you live in the urban districts of Tokyo such as Shinjuku or Bunkyo, here are the four best places to see…

Admire a Rare National Treasure Found Within the Ancient Tombs of Saitama, Japan

As you can probably tell from my other article, my fascination with kofun (古墳) has taken me all over Japan in search of the next 1,500-year-old ancient tomb to admire. The search for kofun can sometimes be a mini adventure which leads me to unpopulated forest areas or remote mountaintops. In contrast, kofun can also…

Stroll Among Ancient Burial Mounds and Appreciate History at This Park in Gunma

Ask the average traveler who knows little of Japan beyond the “must-see” sights what a kofun (古墳) is and you’ll probably get a blank look. The same question might not get a much deeper response from those more traveled in the country, or at best they might tell you, “Oh, aren’t they those huge Emperor’s…

See These Special Flowers in Japan That Only Bloom in Summer!

If you mention blooming flowers in Japan, most people would definitely think of the spring season. We all know about sakura (桜; cherry blossoms), tulips, iris, and other flowers that grow during this season. There are, in fact, many festivals that celebrate the spring bloom such as the Tulip Festival, cherry blossom viewing (花見), and…

Appreciate Japanese Art, Nature, and Culture at This Park in Kawasaki

One of the great places to visit in Japan is the Ikuta Ryokuchi Park (生田緑地), a hidden gem in Kawasaki (川崎). It is not just your ordinary park as it is one of the best places to enjoy nature due to its abundant forestry. Check out this park and its different features below! Ikuta Ryokuchi…

Need Some Tranquillity in Kyoto? Enjoy This Free Top Attraction!

If you so happen to be staying at the Palace Side Hotel during your stay in Kyoto (which I totally recommend), then this park will be the view from your bedroom window and a fun attraction just one minute away. Even if you choose to stay elsewhere, this is a lovely short outing during your…

Koganei Park: Free Entry and Perfect for a Picnic Under Beautiful Cherry Blossoms!

For many people, Tokyo is considered a metropolis in Japan with skyscrapers and full of people leading busy lives. However, there is another aspect of Tokyo that involves peaceful open spaces in greenery and nature. Does that sound like you? Then check out Koganei Park which is one of the largest parks in Tokyo. Where…

Expect the Unexpected at the Extraordinary World of Yoro Park

Yoro is a town located in Gifu Prefecture of Japan. It is a mountainous area filled with local legends and exciting places to visit. One of these places is the Yoro Park which is often described as an “experience park” for showing visitors unexpected things in different places. tofugu.com/ This is probably the most popular…
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