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What and Where Is This Japanese Island That Keeps on Growing?

As you may have already known, Japan has a lot of active and dormant volcanoes scattered all across its islands. But did you know that Japan is one of those countries that keep increasing its area due to volcanic activity? The Pacific Ring of Fire is a dangerous place in the world with many underwater…

Visit the Japanese Radish Island which Overflows with Ginseng and Peonies

Daikonjima, which translates to English as Radish Island, is a volcanic island that can be reached by bus from Matsue in Shimane Prefecture. It is extremely famous for two things: Korean ginseng and Japanese peonies. Although the whole island is formed out of volcanos and covered with ash, it has been known for agriculture since…

10 Must-Try Activities Around the Sakurajima Volcano in Kagoshima

Just outside of Kagoshima City lies an active volcano, Sakurajima. When visiting the city, you will definitely see it, or at least see the effect it has on its surroundings. Sometimes, it plumes ash up into the air that floats down into the city, coating everything with a fine layer of black dust. Whilst the…

Japan’s Gas Mask Island: Not As Bad As It Looks!

You live on a tiny island off the coasts of some of Japan’s biggest cities. Your little town only has about 3000 residents. Everyone knows each other intimately. Your little island has some beautiful beaches and is famous for its taiko drum performances. You live an idyllic life. Until a horrifying alarm, that can be…

Meet Japan’s Supervolcano that has the Power to Destroy the World!

In the quiet, beautiful area of Southern Japan just on the edge of Kagoshima, sits the Sakurajima volcano. Underneath this beautiful, picturesque area lies a hidden danger – a danger that could cause the end of humanity. The end of civilization as we know it. That is because it is part of the beautiful, dangerous,…

Check Out the Stunning Turquoise-Colored Yu-gama Crater Lake at Mt. Kusatsu-Shirane!

There are over a hundred active volcanoes in Japan with almost half showing worrying signs of erupting in the future. One of these is a mountain called Kusatsu-Shirane which is located in Kusatsu, Gunma. Its last recorded major eruption dates back to 1983 and has since produced several overlapping cones and three crater lakes. The…

Mount Unzen: A Brief Introduction to Japan’s Deadliest Mountain

Mount Unzen has been dubbed as the most lethal of all volcanoes in Japan. It is an active volcano located on the island of Kyushu, near the city of Shimbara, Nagasaki Prefecture. It has been recorded having several violent eruptions with many casualties. However, the place is also a popular destination for tourists due to…

How Do Kuro-tamago Get Their Black Color?

Japan has over 100 active volcanoes around the country. It is the reason for the existence of several volcanic valleys. These valleys have become active tourist sites such as the one located in Hakone called Owakudani. Owakudani is known for its beautiful scenic view, volcanic activity, and most especially, kuro-tamago. These are black eggs considered…

View Sakurajima in all its Glory: Choosing the Best Bus Tour

So you’ve packed your suitcase and made it down to Kagoshima, on the South Coast of Japan. You’ve boarded the ferry at the port for the speedy crossing to Sakurajima, home to a volcano that belches out ash on a daily basis. Now what? Stepping off the ferry, you have arrived in a bewildering port…

Stroll Around Mt. Aso, The Largest Active Volcano in Japan

Japan is a home to more than 100 active volcanoes, more than any other country around the world. The largest active volcano in the area is Mt. Aso, which recently erupted on September 14, 2015. Though there were no casualties, the volcano fumed out without any warning, evacuating many people near the area. Nevertheless, it…
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