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Travel to Japan’s Wild North: 5 Reasons to Visit Rebun Island

Just 50 kilometres off the northwestern coast of Hokkaido lies the small Rebun Island. This tiny spec is easy to miss when searching on a map. However, despite being easily overlooked and unbeknownst to many, this island of just 80 square kilometres has much to offer. If you want to break away from the hectic…

Monkey Around at Kyoto’s Monkey Park

When I travel I’d rather visit the more unique places of wherever I’m at. The more adventurous, and ‘out there’ the better. I want to see and experience things that I wouldn’t be able to find back home in the United States. So, when I went to Kyoto this past weekend the Iwatayama Monkey Park…

Fancy Hiking in Fukuoka? Then You Have to Visit These 3 Beautiful Mountains!

One of the best things about Fukuoka is its close proximity to nature. If you’re looking for a scenic hike, there’s plenty on offer here, whether you’re a curious beginner or a seasoned hiker looking for a challenge. So if you feel like escaping the hustle and bustle of the city for a day, why…

Don’t Miss This Hidden Sanctuary in the Heart of Tokyo City – Todoroki Valley!

Who says Tokyo City is just all about the hustle and bustle of the typical urban life? Well, yes, there’s a truth in that one. Considering the capital’s world-class industrialization and its reputation as a technologically advanced city, it’s easy to conclude how life would be like in town – busy, noisy, generally comfortable but…

Explore the Legend and Beauty of Japan’s Famous Double-Peak Mount Tsukuba!

Tsukuba is a city in Japan which is famous for pilgrimages and in line with this, is also surrounded by beautiful mountain ranges. One of the most popular mountains in the area, as well as the whole of Japan, is Mount Tsukuba which is situated almost at the center of Ibaraki prefecture. It is known…

Enjoy Art and Nature Together at the Uniquely Beautiful Pola Museum of Art

Pola Museum of Art was opened in 2002 by the Pola cosmetics group, a cosmetics company specializing in products related to skincare and fragrances. The main objective of the museum is to showcase about 9,500 works of art acquired by the former head of the Pola cosmetics group.   Features of the Museum   The…