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Enoshima – The Small Island with Many Sightseeing Spots

There are three key dating spots around Tokyo that locals always talk about. The first is in Odaiba, the second in Yokohama and the third is the small seaside town of Enoshima – a short ride west of Kamakura. However, bustling with tourists and fishermen, the island is a beloved sightseeing spot for everyone. Even…

Kamata: The Last Rooftop Ferris Wheel

In the past, department stores in Japan were a common place for families to hang out. Because of this, and to appeal to more and more families, some department stores had amusement parks on their rooftops; and the most popular ride that could be found was the Ferris wheel, which provided a majestic view of…
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“The Suicide Forest” – How Aokigahara Earned Its Nickname?!

Japan is known as one of the safest places on earth but did you know that a notoriously common site for suicide can also be found? A dense forest known as Aokigahara is a popular tourist destination due to its large number of icy caverns. It lies at the northwest base of Mt. Fuji and…

What to Do If Mt. Hakone Erupts?

Hakone is by far one of the most important touristic destinations in Japan. Its close proximity to Tokyo makes it an ideal location for those living in the big metropolis, allowing locals to go there on weekends and even take 1-day trips just to enjoy the nature and the hot springs. Therefore, going to Hakone…

4 Beautiful Events Japanese People Attend in Summer

Summer in Japan arrives suddenly, temperatures sky rocket to the high 30’s in Tokyo, even reached 40 at times. The land becomes humid and the rainy season and typhoon season bring frequent downpours. Summer is long, hot and humid but is filled with festivals, fireworks and the beauty of the Japanese landscape. 1. Fireworks Fireworks,…

Greatest Japanese lakes

Perhaps, going to lakes doesn’t appeal to each and everyone. Some of you maybe think it’s better to go to the beach, and relax there. I used to think so too; until I found out these two great lakes that will make you want to go there. 1. Biwa Lake Author’s photo This lake is…

3 most fun ways to see Mt Fuji

If you are in Tokyo, you might be able to see the peak of Mount Fuji if you are high up in an apartment building, or a skyscraper. You can normally see a glimpse of the top of Mt.Fuji on a clear, fine day. Surely, you can reach Mount Fuji itself and go for a…