TRAVEL

Japan’s Hokkaido to Tokyo Shinkansen Dream has Now Been Realized!

Japan’s world-class rail system reaches a milestone once again as it opens yet another line to add to its already extensive network. On March 26, 2016, Japan’s shinkansen bullet train opened a direct line from Tokyo to Hokkaido. Tickets sold out within 30 seconds. The historic moment The historic moment of the first Shinkansen bullet…

3 Spots Where You Can Ride the Cute Streetcars of Japan!

Streetcars or tramcars (trams) used to be very popular in Japan in the early 20th century. Over time, their number dwindled due to the emergence and flourishing of regular cars and subways. They soon became a thing of the past. Though most places have completely removed their trams, some areas in the country have kept…

Travel Comfortably by Sea Throughout Japan With These 2 Fantastic Ferry Boats!

Though traveling by airplane and bullet train is the fastest way of going around Japan, it is not the best way to conveniently enjoy your trip at a lower cost yet expanded time. So instead of choosing overnight trips or short trips, why don’t you extend your travel time by sea? Taiheiyo Ferry The Taiheyo…

Experience the Beauty of Japan’s Iconic Sakura and Mt. Fuji All In One Day

Sakura blossoms are a symbol of Japan and are one of the flowers that have been loved for centuries. This beauty has therefore been preserved through many works of art with sakura themes such as paintings, haiku and tanka poetry. When you imagine sakura, what kind of scene comes to mind? Brilliantly colored petals, several…

Travel By Steam Train On the Scenic Oigawa Railway and See Japan’s Hidden Treasures!

Steam locomotives (SL) used to be a popular way of providing power to trains for traveling. They were first developed in Great Britain but subsequently influenced Japan in the later years. However, from the early 1900s, they were superseded by electric and diesel locomotives which retired some of them from service. SL trains were revived…

Want to Enjoy Sakura, All-You-Can-Eat Crab and Strawberry Picking All In One Day?

When visiting Japan in the spring, most people want to see the sakura in full bloom. The many sakura with their fleeting blossoms perfectly convey the charm of Japanese spring. Additionally, many travelers aim to enjoy plenty of delicious Japanese food. The wonderful taste of seafood and fruit that you can sample in Japan is…

Did You Ever Think a Night View of Japanese Factories Could Be This Beautiful?

Tourist destinations in Japan are not only promoted in broad daylight. Many of them can be seen at night in huge industrial zones. This phenomenon is called “Kojo Yakei.” It kicked off in 2007 when a book featured beautiful photographs of Japan’s industrial buildings and factories as well as their locations. It became so popular…

Board This Golden ”Sweet Train” and Experience the Wonders of Kyushu!

Imagine a train that is completely covered in gold. Now imagine that train being filled with all of your favorite sweets in the world. There you go. Now you have an image of the ARU Train aka the Sweet Train. This Sweet Train is the brainchild of the Kyushu Train Company and J.G. Brill and…

The Seikan Tunnel from Aomori to Hokkaido: the World’s Longest Undersea Tunnel

The Seikan Tunnel, which travels beneath the Tsugaru Strait, is the world’s longest undersea tunnel in the world. It serves as a connection between Aomori Prefecture on the island of Honshu and the northern island of Hokkaido. It was built in the 20th century with a length extending to 53.85 km. The tunnel can be…