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Explore Kawazu Seven Waterfalls and Enjoy the Beauty of Nature!

Do you love exploring waterfalls, mountains, and forests? Then visit Kawazu town which is located in Izu-hanto (Izu Peninsula) in the Shizuoka prefecture. Kawazu Nanadaru is a great place to refresh and relax. Yes, as the name suggests (nana is seven in Japanese) there are seven waterfalls hidden inside the forest within a 1.5 km…

Amateur in the Snow? Skip the Sore Backside and try Airboarding instead!

There are a number of reasons to visit Japan all year ’round. During the winter season though, many of the visiting tourists head to the northern side of the country to experience the snowiest part of Japan. Winter sports are what they seek and so they shall get! Snowboarding and skiing are the most popular…

3 Beautiful ’Husband and Wife’ Meotodaki Waterfalls to Explore on Your Travels

A waterfall itself is a beautiful sight but having two side by side is enough to melt your heart away. A pair of waterfalls is called ‘Meotodaki’ in Japanese. They are also called ‘Twin Waterfalls’ or ‘Husband & Wife’ waterfalls. They are present in a few mystical places of Japan for us to be enthralled.…

Expect the Unexpected at the Extraordinary World of Yoro Park

Yoro is a town located in Gifu Prefecture of Japan. It is a mountainous area filled with local legends and exciting places to visit. One of these places is the Yoro Park which is often described as an “experience park” for showing visitors unexpected things in different places.   It primarily features crazy golf tennis…

5 Picturesque Canals to Check Out and Enjoy Nature in Japan

Japan has a lot of canals that are being used for inland transportation and irrigation. There are two types of canals: one used for transportation or waterways, and the other for irrigation or water supply. They also attract many tourists. Here are 6 picturesque canals one should travel through in Japan. 1. Otaru-unga Otaru canal…

Basic Tips to Get Mt. Fuji Ticked Off the Bucket List

Here, I assume because this mountain is not like any other, the Japanese call it “Fuji-san” which means Mister Fuji! And to climb a peculiar mount such as Fuji-san, Japanese tourism offices ask you if you would like to do it by night! What a strange thing to do – go up a mountain in…

3 Iwate’s Extreme Outdoor Activities to Help You Get Back to Nature

The prefecture of Iwate is on the northern end of Honshu, the main island in the Japanese archipelago. Known for it’s stunning scenery many people flock to the under populated Iwate to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life. It is lesser known that Iwate can actually be full of excitement and…

Relax and Unwind in the Beautiful Awaji Hanasajiki Garden

Looking for a nice relaxing garden to enjoy some beautiful flowers in the weekend but do not want the hassle of traveling all the way to Hokkaido to do so? Why not stop by Awaji Hanasajiki, a garden located in Awajishima. Author’s photo Various flowers are grown at different times in the year depending on…

Experience the Beauty and More at the Tottori Sand Dunes!

Japan is not only a destination for highly, innovative technological infrastructures but also a home to naturally beautiful sand dunes. The largest sand dunes in Japan are Tottori Sand Dunes. It is located in Tottori Prefecture of Japan which is one of the largest prefectures in the country. It spans roughly 16 kilometers of the…

Camping near Kyoto – Utsukyo Park

On a hillside a few miles outside of Kyoto there is a small campground situated next to a river. Utsukyo Park is a delightful spot for fishing, swimming, and nature walks through the forest. When my family visited this place last summer, we felt we experienced Japan at its best. Bookings and details Author’s photo…