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Kumamoto: A Day Trip Exploring Shimabara’s Hidden Treasures

If you’re tired of bustling crowds at popular tourist attractions and the impossible task of taking a selfie without including the world and his wife in the background, perhaps you’ll consider taking a day-trip to a less well-known location such as Shimabara. Visiting a small place may not be as exciting as top tourist attractions…

3 Recommended Mountains for an Unforgettable Hike in Japan

Japan has a reputation as a bustling urban sprawl, however, this is far from the truth. Although Japan is home to the most populated city in the world, Tokyo, it is 70% mountainous. Hiking has had a real surge in popularity over the past few years in Japan from young people of high school age…

Unique idea: Try living in a mountain in Takamatsu

Japan is an incredibly mountainous country, in fact 72% of all the land in Japan is mountain! Although this has made the Japanese archepegio truly beautiful to behold it does bring up some difficulties for human habitation. Japanese settlements traditionally grew around natural resources, such as rivers and the sea. This was fine until the…

A Hidden Healing Paradise: Kamikochi, Nagano

Kamikochi Kamikochi (上高地, Kamikōchi) is a mountain resort located in the Northern Alps, Nagano Prefecture only accessible between mid-April to mid-November. It is under Chubu Sangaku Park and is off-limits to private vehicles restricting access using only buses and taxis. It can be accessed by train and bus from Matsumoto Station if you are coming…

Enjoy the Amazing Mountainous Scenery and Festivals in Kamikochi Valley

Japan is a mountainous country therefore it seems like hiking is a must-do when you arrive here. Hiking is very good for your health, as a challenge, just for fun, but also to be as close as possible to the nature. Hence, to experience hard effort and to admire the beauty of Japanese nature we…

Mt. Moiwa, Spectacular Sapporo Sightseeing

Mt. Moiwa (藻岩山 – Moiwa-San) is located in the center of Sapporo at 531 meter altitude. The summit of the mountain is the best sightseeing spot. There is an observation deck there which allows you to have a spectacular view of the city of Sapporo. The deck To get to the summit of the Mt.…

10 Most Beautiful Picturesque Sites in Japan

Japan is a country in northeast Asia that is not only beautiful with its nature and culture, it is also the uniqueness and the difference from the rest of the world that make it seem to be one of the blessed and magical places. Japan is a great destination for your holiday, its atmosphere will…

Discover Gifu prefecture in Summer!

If many of you are still unaware where Gifu is, this city is located in Chubu region in Central Japan, closed to Nagoya. With total area of 202.89 km2 and population around 412,895 this city has many interesting things to offer. Moreover, there are different things that Gifu offers in each season. There are particular…

Two snowy Gifu mountains to visit during summer

Mount Norikura and Shinhotaka ropeways are the two snowy mountain areas situated near Takayama of Gifu prefecture operating during the spring and early summer seasons. Both these places have hot natural springs(Onsens) at the mountain tops. 1. Mount Norikura Author’s photo A trip to the Mount Norikura, situated at Nagano-Gifu border area after the winter,…

The Suzuka mountain range: Nature’s Majesty

Japan is an island chain born of volcanic activity. Mountain ranges stretch the entire archipelago, and provide some of the most breathtaking experiences and views of Japan, in addition to being a classic setting for Japan’s old legends and stories. Mt. Fuji is, of course, the highest and most famous landmark in the center of…