Odawara

Take a Look Into Japan’s History in the Castle Town of Odawara in Kanagawa

When people think of Japanese castles, castles like Himeji spring to mind. Usually, these places are far from Tokyo, accessible by Shinkansen, and require an overnight stay. However, there are lovely, more accessible castles that are equally full of history and tradition. Located in Kanagawa, Odawara Castle and the nearby Hotoku Ninomiya Shrine are such…

Want to Enjoy Sakura, All-You-Can-Eat Crab and Strawberry Picking All In One Day?

When visiting Japan in the spring, most people want to see the sakura in full bloom. The many sakura with their fleeting blossoms perfectly convey the charm of Japanese spring. Additionally, many travelers aim to enjoy plenty of delicious Japanese food. The wonderful taste of seafood and fruit that you can sample in Japan is…

Hakone Tozan Tetsudo – The Unique Japanese Mountains Train

Time for you to relax You may have experienced one of the world’s fastest trains – the Shinkansen. Why not a different kind oh experience in Japanese train? Sit back, relax and enjoy the Japanese mountain’s train with breathtaking views of nature from its windows. Hakone Tozan Railway the only train that can offer you…

Refreshing Day trips from Tokyo: part 2

In part 1 I described three places for day trips from Tokyo including Enoshima, Hakone and Fuji Five Lakes, today I will show a couple more destinations for day trips from Tokyo. Related: Refreshing Day trips from Tokyo: part 1 Nikko Nikko is located in north Kanto and is most famous for Toshogu shrine where…