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Forget Crowded Buses: Try a Tranquil River Boat Ride to See the Beauty of Kyoto!

Japan is a heavily populated island, and because of this, there doesn’t appear to be as much nature and open space in comparison to other countries. However, one place where you can really enjoy Japan’s beautiful scenery and landscape is in Kyoto, on a beautiful boat ride! Hozugawa-kudari – River Boat Ride Author’s photo The…

Check out Akiyoshidai Safari Land: Bursting with Fun and Beautiful Animals!

All work no play makes Jack a dull boy. Yes! One cannot work their entire life without creating time for pleasure. With that said, one of the best places to spend your free time is the Akiyoshidai Safari Land which is an amusement park and zoo that is located in the Yamaguchi prefecture. The zoo…

Monkeying Around in Arashiyama at the Iwatayama Monkey Park!

What better way to celebrate the year of the monkey than by visiting the Iwatayama Monkey Park in Arashiyama, Kyoto? The Japanese Macaques (sometimes known as ‘Snow Monkeys’) are best known for their penchant for bathing in hot springs, but this practice takes place mainly in the north of Japan where the weather is much…

Arashiyama: for monkeys, bamboo and traditional fishing

If you’re looking for a great day out in Kyoto one of the best spots to go has to be the scenic Arashiyama. Just to the north-west of Kyoto city you can find a monkey park, bamboo forest, river cruises and traditional Ukai fishing all in one place! Hozugawa Kudari Author’s photo Arashiyama is easily…

5 Unique Destinations for Tourists

There are many places to visit upon arriving in Japan, that many people would recommend when asked, such as the temples in Kyoto, the enormous Buddha statue in Nara, or Tokyo Tower, etc. However, there are a lot of less famous places, that you may not have heard many people talking about, with a lower…

Monkeys at a Restaurant in Japan? Welcome to Kayabuki Izakaya!

Many of us have dreamed of one day having our very own monkey butler, and at one Izakaya (or Japanese restaurant) north of Tokyo, you can finally realise that dream, if only for a night! Kayabuki Author’s photo Kayabuki is a small Izakaya in Utsunomiya (about 2 hours from Ueno by train or just 45…

A day in Ueno Zoo, Tokyo

As a Human being I always have the that I’m literally connected to every living creature on this planet especially trees. I love going to places that have the trees and I actually have 3 pets at my home which are a Bird, Turtle, and a Bunny, I adore them so much. At first I…