Eihei-ji

Eihei-ji – a Temple in the middle of a serene Cedar forest

Eihei-ji is one of those temples that many Japanese have heard of but few have actually visited. On New Year’s Eve, the temple is featured on Japanese television ringing out the old year with 108 purifying tones. This classical temple is famous for its Zen style meditation, distinctive vegetarian meals and of course, as a…

21 Things to Do in Fukui, One of Japan’s Underrated Prefectures

When tourists think of visiting Japan, more often than not, the first places that come to their minds would be Tokyo, Kyoto, or Osaka. Sometimes, however, others prefer not to visit the mainstream tourist spots in the country. Japan has 47 prefectures, all of which offer an abundance of tourist spots, some visited more than…

The 3 Best Places to Visit in the Hokuriku Region

Hokuriku is a region located in the northwestern part of Honshu, Japan’s main island. It consists of four prefectures namely Fukui, Ishikawa, Niigata and Toyama. It is also known for having the highest volume of snowfall for inhabited places around the world. Don’t let the cold weather drive you away! You can enjoy going around…