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Enjoy Winter With the Snow Monsters of the Zao Mountains in Japan!

Zao mountains If you like to ski or snowboard and live in Japan, I am sure that you are familiar with the Zao mountains, a complex of volcanic mountains located on the Prefectural border of Miyagi and Yamagata. You can enjoy various kinds of activity deal with nature. From Snowboard, ski, to watching the beautiful…

Snorkeling on Hirizo Beach

Location Hirizo beach is located at Minami-Izu, 200 kilometers away from the Tokyo metropolitan. The main activity here is snorkeling. The place is clean and the beach itself has no touristic structure (i.e. restroom and snacks stall). Hirizo beach can be accessed by service boat from the Nakagi Port. You have to pay for the…

Let’s Get Lost in the Ghibli Museum Together

Are you a fan of Japanese animation movies? If so, you will know the legendary Ghibli Studio that was the producer and the origin of the most interesting and attractive Japanese anime, as the anime movies of Hayao Miyazaki. I think that visiting Ghibli museum in Tokyo would be for you a source of inspiration…

Welcome Aboard for an Amazing Dinner! Experience the Lovely Yakatabune!

The house-boat If you are looking for a very special experience while you’re in Japan you should definitely have an amazing dinner in a Yakatabune! Yakatabune means house-boat. Inside the boat, you have stuff like Tatami and cushions. In the beginning, during the Heian period, the aristocracy used Yakatabune as a way to enjoy the…

6 Best Types of Fruit Picking in Japan

In Japan, fruit picking is a popular activity among tourists and also Japanese people. The type of fruits for this fruit picking activity varies according to the seasons. The usual procedure is that you will be given 30 minutes to 1 hour of time to eat the fruits as many as you can at a…

4 Amazing Seasonal Events in Miyagi

Miyagi prefecture is a beautiful place in Tohoku region that has many interesting events which attract domestic and international tourists. You definitely don’t want to miss it even for one season. 1. Sendai Tanabata Festival in Summer Inspired from a Chinese legend, Sendai Tanabata Festival that take place by 7th of July is one of…

Home-stay Program with Exciting Activities in Ishikawa

My last summer was awesome! Vividly I still remember the moment when I held back my tears as I bid goodbye to my two host families. One week with them was definitely too short, but the memories I have of them will definitely last forever. I could not thank Japan Tent enough for granting me…

How Do the Japanese Spend Their Summers? Top 5 Popular Activities

Introduction It is known that winter activities for Japanese include visiting illumination spots, and spring activities include flower watching (Hanami) and picnic around Sakura trees. However, summer activities of Japanese are not well known. So if you are wondering how Japanese spend their summer season, here are some of the most popular local activities during…

6 Deep Cultural Experiences to Have in Japan

Japan is a storehouse for cultural, social and entertainment related experiences. From its amazing history and heritage to the recent modern technological developments, it offers a lot of recreational opportunities to people of all ages. Relax in an Onsen! Meditate in zen gardens! Study in manga cafe or try your luck at pachinko shops! The…

Exploring The Small Town Japan

While most visitors tend to focus on the Big 3 (Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto), Japan is full of a variety of other types of places. Many times, some of the most interesting places won’t be found in guidebooks or be recommended by Japanese friends. There are many advantages to exploring the Japan that exists outside…