Fukushima

Reasons for shutting down the Tomari Nuclear Plant

After 42 years, the last Nuclear Power Plant has just been closed in Japan on May 5th of 2012. Located in Hokkaido, Japan, Tomari Nuclear Plant is the only nuclear power plant providing energy in the area. Japan and its Nuclear Power Plants View this post on Instagram A post shared by Jessica Harrington (@some_grow_young)…

Tohoku Region: Snow Monsters and Other Natural Wonders

Tohoku is not really well known by many people. For being one of the main regions of Japan, Tohoku is not visited by many tourists like Kansai (Kyoto and Osaka) or Kanto (Tokyo). Moreover Tsunami disaster that happened in 2011, brought certain damages to some parts of this region. However, Tohoku has its own beauty.…

Experience the Authenticity of Japan at Mukaitaki Ryokan!

Visiting Japan surely include sightseeing, picture taking from here and there, walking around, and devouring the Japanese cuisines. After a long day of all the activities, it is nice to have a break at a certain place. We want to stay in a place where we can feel comfortable and cared for. Thence, the Mukaitaki…

5 Outstanding Aquariums All Over Japan

Japan is a country surrounded by the sea. The sea life has affected strongly the life of Japan and Japanese people. Therefore, many aquariums have been built in Japan as an attraction to people as a manifestation of sea life appreciation in Japan. In addition, Japan has some spectacular aquariums. Below are five best aquariums…

“Macchan” The Last Man of Fukushima

Naoto Matsumura (松村直登), also known as “The Last Man of Fukushima” is the only person that still lives in Tomioka, Japan after the area was zoned off as an exclusion zone due to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant disaster that followed the giant earthquake and tsunami. Tomioka is seven miles from Fukushima’s nuclear power plant,…

The 6 Beautiful Prefectures of Tohoku

Tohoku region in the northern part of Japan has six beautiful prefectures that are rich with nature and abundant resources from the sea and the mountains. This region is one of Japan’s most beautiful. We will review it for you! Miyagi Prefecture Located in the northwestern part of Japan in a heart of Tohoku region,…

Original products in every area of Japan

To buy a souvenir after a trip is a common activity for any traveler. In Japan, it’s as common as in any other country, but what is special about this here is, the originality of a product of a specific region, especially edible products. For example, you cannot find Kitkat Citrus in any part of…

Beauty of Fukushima, Cherry blossom viewing in Hanamiyama

Famous Hanami spot Fukushima, what does pop on your mind when you hear about this prefecture? Don’t tell me that you are scared to come to this prefecture. Yes, this is where the Nuclear leak was. BUT! Do you know that that was just but a small part of the total area of Fukushima!? Fukushima’s…

3 things to enjoy during the Japanese Spring

Spring in Japan usually begins at the end of February when temperatures begin to rise slightly and the landscape awakens from its winter slumber. Spring offers many attractions in Japan and different ways to experience the country season. Here are some aspects of the Spring in Japan and its beautiful romantic landscapes and atmosphere that…