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Savour the Goodness of Akita’s Local Flavours with Japanese Dish Kiritanpo!

At the mention of Akita Prefecture (秋田県), what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Is it beautiful snow-covered scenery during winter? Or the famous hot springs at Nyuutou Onsen (乳頭温泉) nestled within Towada-Hachimantai National Park (十和田八幡平国立公園)? Or Tamagawa Onsen (玉川温泉) featuring the charm of the old Showa era (昭和時代)? Akita has an abundance of…

44 of Hokkaido’s Best Luxury Hotels and Ryokan to Stay at in 2017

Hokkaido (北海道) is the most northerly of Japan’s islands. Celebrated for its abundant nature and distinct four seasons, you can enjoy the dramatic changes in scenery from incredible snow-covered treetops in winter to beautiful white and pink cherry blossom in spring to cooler temperatures in summer offering relief from the heat of the rest of…

The Top 10 Hot Spring Hotels and Ryokan to Stay at Near Tokyo in 2017

Japan is a country that has perfected a complex blend of tradition and modernity on many levels. If you’re planning a trip to Japan in 2017, finding a hotel or ryokan (旅館; traditional Japanese guest house) that reflects both traditional and modern aspects of Japanese culture, history and architecture is one of the best ways…