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Things to Do When Visiting Nagoya: A Side Trip to Tokoname!

Nagoya is the fourth most populated city in Japan, and it is also a popular tourist place. It has attractions including Toyota Factory Tour, Nagoya Castle, Noritake Garden, the recently opened Legoland, and rich flavored food such as the amazing Miso sauce Tonkatsu (Pork Cutlet). These are a few favorite things for tourists! Within the…

10 Things to Do in Niigata: Nature and Gourmet!

Niigata is a beautiful prefecture located at the center of the main island and facing the Nihon sea. It’s the prefecture which is the longest, lengthwise, in Japan. Niigata isn’t so popular as a tourist place for foreigners, and most people who visit the country won’t consider coming here. However, it has a lot of…

8 Enjoyable Things to Do in the Charming City of Okaya, Nagano Prefecture

Nagano Prefecture is best known for the Winter Olympics and for its popular winter sports such as skiing and snowboarding. Hundreds flock to this prefecture every winter to stay in ski resorts and enjoy the large snowfall that the area sees every year. The town of Okaya is about half an hour by train from…

Top 5 Places to Check Out In and Around Nagoya University

Nagoya University is one of the seven national universities in Japan and is very famous for its rich legacy, various Nobel Laureates, and research-intensive courses. The campus is huge and is spread in different parts of Nagoya City. It houses various restaurants, cafes, and museums that can be any tourist’s delight. Here are the top…

4 Things to Do in the Incredible Handa Float Festival in Aichi, Japan

I recently had the wonderful opportunity to witness and experience the beautiful Handa Float Festival (Handa Dashi Matsuri) in the city of Handa, Aichi. Only held once every five years, the event in October 2017 was the 8th edition of the festival. This two-day celebration has gained immense popularity due to a similar Japanese festival…

5 Things to Do for a Perfect One-Day Road Trip to Mt. Fuji From Tokyo

Mt. Fuji continues to be at the top of many travelers’ bucket lists. However, given its remote location from the city (more than 100 kilometers), reaching it by public transport can be difficult. The best thing to do would be to rent a car, especially if you’re going as a group since it would be…

Feel the Heat as You Celebrate These 2 Fire Festivals in Hamamatsu, Japan

Fire symbolizes light, warmth, and purification. In the mountains of Hamamatsu in Shizuoka Prefecture, fires are lit, dances are performed, and prayers are offered. Check out these two fire festivals in the area this December 2017! 1. Kanzanji Fire Festival The Kanzanji Temple holds a fire festival annually on December 15. During the festival, prayers…

4 Fascinating Things to Do in Hamamatsu, Japan’s City of Music

Music is sometimes called the universal language because of its ability to express and connect with our emotions even in the absence of words. Let us experience and understand music in Hamamatsu (浜松市), Japan’s City of Music! Hamamatsu is one of the 23 cities in Shizuoka Prefecture. Manufacturing companies of musical instruments are mostly based…

The Top 8 Spots in Karuizawa to Experience the Beauty of Autumn in Japan

Karuizawa-machi in Nagano Prefecture is a popular summer destination because of its cooler weather. The town is considered as a highland resort known for skiing in winter, golf in summer, and shopping all year round. Though more popular in the summer season, Karuizawa is also a perfect autumn destination. If you love the explosion of…
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