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See the Wonder of Japanese Nature With These 3 Lakes in Hokkaido

Hokkaido (北海道) is beautifully surrounded by nature in the country’s northern extremity. It is abundant in natural beauty and is home to some of the world’s fascinating blue lakes. Many of these have ethereal and enchanting appearances which make them very attractive destinations for tourists. Here are 3 of the glittering blue lakes you can…

Check Out the Stunning Turquoise-Colored Yu-gama Crater Lake at Mt. Kusatsu-Shirane!

There are over a hundred active volcanoes in Japan with almost half showing worrying signs of erupting in the future. One of these is a mountain called Kusatsu-Shirane which is located in Kusatsu, Gunma. Its last recorded major eruption dates back to 1983 and has since produced several overlapping cones and three crater lakes. The…

Shakujii Park: A Tranquil Sanctuary Within Tokyo

As you step out of the central exit of the Shakujii Koen station in Tokyo’s Nerima ward, you immediately find yourself on the receiving end of the local equivalent of all roads leading to Rome. An array of narrow streets converges at the station from all directions, each one crowded with commercial and residential activity.…

Discover Amazing Nature Around Toya Lake, Sapporo

Toya Lake in the southwestern part of Hokkaido belongs to Shikotsu Toya National Park. This lake is about 71 kilometers square in surface going 10 km east to west, and 9 km south to north. There is an active volcano Mt. Usu nearby which most recent eruption was in 2000. Toya Lake never freezes, even…

Refreshing Day trips from Tokyo: part 1

Tokyo is the most visited city in Japan and is a host to a lot of very famous landmarks such as the Emperors Palace, Tokyo Tower and the new Tokyo Skytree. However sometimes it is nice to travel out of the city and experience some of Japan’s more rural areas. Even if you do not…