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Do You Like Unusual Hotels? Check Out This One in Japan That Used to Be a School!

Japan has a long-time issue of a declining birthrate, which has brought about the closing of around four hundred to five hundred schools in Japan per year. Osori Elementary School on the Izu Peninsula of Shizuoka Prefecture is one educational institution that was unfortunately closed. It was founded in 1892 and shut down in 1973…

Visit Japan’s Largest Indoor Wave Pool in Hokkaido!

Hoshino Resorts Tomamu (星野リゾート トマム) is a large ski area in Shimukappu Village (占冠村) which is found in central Hokkaido (北海道). The resort is often referred to simply as Tomamu (トマム) after the mountain on which it is located. Tomamu is one of the best resorts in the region and it can be visited during…

26 Hotels in Akasaka for a Comfortable and Relaxing Stay in Tokyo in 2017!

If you’re looking for both convenience and peace and quiet, Akasaka (赤坂) is one of the best places to stay in Tokyo (東京). While this business district is a little out of the main buzz of Tokyo, you can be sped into the bustling streets of Shibuya (渋谷), Shinjuku (新宿) and Asakusa (浅草) within no…

Have a Remarkable Stay at the Newly Opened Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto

Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto (フォーシーズンズホテル京都) has recently opened last fall 2016 in Japan’s historic imperial capital with an 800-year old traditional garden. The hotel is located at the foot of Higashiyama Mountain (東山) which is surrounded by very significant landmarks. It is also conveniently located near Kyoto’s tech industries, creative arts, and several leading educational…

Holiday in Okinawa? Stay and Relax at This Tropical Paradise Resort!

Located next to the shimmering blue ocean is a tropical paradise resort on the island of Okinawa. The place is called Rizzan Sea-Park Hotel Tancha-Bay which is an enjoyable paradise filled with excitement in a beautiful setting. It provides great views of the ocean and green mountains allowing you to treasure staying in a serene…

Unwind at Daifuku no Yu – a Quality Onsen in the Heart of Kumamoto!

One of the truly heartwarming things that came out of the Kumamoto Earthquake was seeing how local businesses rallied together and tried to support the citizens in need of help. I discovered the Daifuku no Yu earlier this year – it is only a few minutes away from my apartment and has become my local…

Need a Day Away From Tokyo to Relax? Soothe Your Muscles at Marine Spa Atami!

Atami is well-known for its hot spring waters and easy distance from Tokyo. The coastal town is a popular retreat for city dwellers. Most of the hot springs are located in ryokans and are generally fairly small baths where private bathing is preferable but this really requires an overnight stay. If you’re looking to take…

20 Pools in Japan You Need to Visit in Summer 2016!

Shortly after spring has sprung and the sakura have all fallen from the trees, people in Japan start to feel hungry for summer! The heat can be brutal, particularly in big cities, and the humidity level is quite high! So whether you’re visiting or living in Japan, why not join the locals and discover just…

Cool Down this Summer at this Dazzling Hideaway in Okinawa!

If you want total serenity from the city, the best getaway is to stay in a secluded place hidden from the mainland and only familiar to a few tourists. The luxurious inns in Chillma will provide you with the “chill out” of a lifetime. This villa is located in the northern part of Okinawa tucked…
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