garden

Appreciate Japanese Art, Nature, and Culture at This Park in Kawasaki

One of the great places to visit in Japan is the Ikuta Ryokuchi Park (生田緑地), a hidden gem in Kawasaki (川崎). It is not just your ordinary park as it is one of the best places to enjoy nature due to its abundant forestry. Check out this park and its different features below! Ikuta Ryokuchi…

Drive Along This Road in Hokkaido and Visit These 8 Beautiful Gardens

If you are looking for some places to go to in Hokkaido (北海道), the Hokkaido Garden Path (北海道ガーデン街道) may be the perfect place for you to visit! My family and I recently flew to Hokkaido and rented a car to drive along this road and I can definitely say that the various gardens are worth…

Uncover the Charm of the People’s Garden – Kairakuen in Ibaraki

Kairakuen in Mito City, Ibaraki Prefecture ranks as one of the top three gardens in Japan along with Kenrokuen in Kanazawa and Korakuen in Okayama. Being the nearest to the Tokyo Metropolitan area as compared to its peers, Kairakuen is also the second largest city park in terms of area space, just behind New York’s…

Foop: Beautiful Japanese Design for Home Gardening

After an indoor hydroponic garden in one of Pasona’s buildings near Tokyo Station, now there is something new for those interested in having a miniature garden in their own home. Most of the time, living in Japan means adjusting to a smaller space to live in. Some places are so cramped that there is no…

Stroll Through the Beautiful Nature of the Edo Era at Tokugawa-en in Nagoya!

Tokugawaen or Tokugawa Garden is a Japanese garden highlighted with a beautiful pond at the center. It is characterized by an amazing view clearly representing the style of major daimyo gardens of the Edo Period. It is a greenery paradise which people can enjoy in a place filled with beautiful flowers of different seasons. It…

Stay at the Beautiful and Green Qraud Onsen Hotel in Shikoku

In the rustic country town of Ino, just west of Kochi on Shikoku island, lies a hotel and onsen overlooking the Shimanto River, the QRAUD Tosawashi Kougeimura Hotel. This quaint hotel is owned and run by a local family that lives in the area. Here you can experience paper making in a workshop out back…

Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo: Five-Star Pampering in a Lush Garden Oasis!

When you think of Tokyo, you imagine huge skyscrapers with tall buildings looking much more like a concrete jungle. However, that doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy a luxury garden stay right in the heart of the city at Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo, a five-star hotel with a long history dating back 700 years ago. It…

See Classic Stories in a Beautiful Forest Setting at Karuizawa Picture Book Museum

Karuizawa is located at the foot of a mountain with a very cool summer climate perfect for relaxation. It has lush natural surroundings with abundant forests and gardens. Nestled in this area is the Karuizawa Picture Book Museum. It was built by A.C. Shaw, a Scottish missionary. Let’s get to know a little bit about…