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Discover this Secret Love Shrine Located on a Secluded Island in Nagasaki!

There are many secret Shinto shrines in Japan that can be found in locations such as deep forests, hilltops, and remote islands. They can bring people closer to nature through worship. Nagasaki Prefecture is widely known as a great place to find magnificent shrines such as the Suwa Shrine, which attracts a lot of visitors.…

See the Beautiful Autumn Leaves of Japan at These 5 Maple Festivals in Aichi

There is inexplicable beauty in how our surroundings change with the seasons. When the green foliage of summer turn into blazing blends of red, orange, and yellow, people look forward to “momijigari” or autumn leaf viewing. Enjoy the colors of autumn at these five festivals in Japan’s Aichi Prefecture! 1. Korankei “Momiji” Maple Festival jp.fotolia.com/…

3 Interesting Things to Do in Hateruma, the Southernmost Island of Japan

Yaeyama Islands are a bunch of unique islands that are very rich in nature and home to several mysteries in Japan. They are located in the middle of East China Sea, between Taiwan and the main island of Okinawa. There are many places to have a relaxing time in this region, one of which is…

3 Fantastic Things to Do in Yonaguni, Japan’s Westernmost Inhabited Island

Yonaguni, a tiny island belonging to Japan just 125 km away from Taiwan’s coastline, is a must-visit place because of its unique attractions. Part of the Yaeyama Islands, which is located in Okinawa Prefecture, Yonaguni enjoys isolation and a variety of flora and fauna. Here are three things to do in this far end of…

4 Must-Visit Spots in the Less Traveled yet Historic City of Gifu

While both picturesque and historic, Gifu, located next to Aichi Prefecture, tends to be engulfed by its more famous cousin. Nagoya City in Aichi is usually the tourist destination of choice for many. Yet Gifu City, a small attractive town only 30 minutes from Nagoya by train, holds some wonderful sights and is ideal for…

Visit Shodoshima, One of the Best Islands to See Autumnal Beauty in Japan

There are many islands in Japan that possess a plethora of nature’s beauty, and Shodoshima is one such island especially famous for its beaches and autumn trees. You can expect a Mediterranean style of climate here and on many of the islands in the Seto Inland Sea which are usually covered in thick vegetation. Shodoshima…

Do You Know Where to Find Adorable Animals in Kobe? Check Out These 2 Places!

Kobe is a great multicultural city in proximity to other megacities such as Osaka that needs to be covered when you are in the Kansai region. It has many fantastic places to visit, including castles, temples, modern buildings, parks, and whatnot. However, if you are looking for a relaxing day watching animals, these are the…

This Waterfall Wonderland in Tokushima, Japan Will Take Your Breath Away

I’ve always considered myself a nature lover, but admittedly, waterfalls never used to be something I’d make an effort to seek out. That all changed when I started traveling to Japan a few years ago, as the country’s wide variety of many spectacular waterfalls really took a hold on me. That interest has increased since…

Bask in a Sea of Flowers All Year Round at the Largest Flower Park in Japan!

Want to view the most colorful blooms in Japan but concerned about the weather or season not being in your favor? Do you want to visit a very unique and enormous garden set against the backdrop of a magnificent mountain which allows you to view the flowers all year round without being affected by natural…
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