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Takachiho Gorge: A Mystical Gem of Kyushu

Takachiho Gorge or Takachiho canyon (高千穂峡) is truly a mystical gem of Kyushu located in Miyazaki prefecture, about 200 kilometers from Fukuoka city. Takachiho Canyon is an exceptionally beautiful narrow gorge cut through the rock by the Gokase River. The spectacular steep walls of the Takachiho Gorge were formed by rapid cooling of a lava…

Hitachi Seaside Park: Earthly Paradise in Japan

Hitachi Seaside Park (国営ひたち海浜公園), also known as Hitachi Kaihin is one of the most famous tourist destinations in Japan. Hitachi Kaihin is a sprawling 470-acre public park located in Hitachi, Ibaraki, near Ajigaura Beach. These fairy tale-like sceneries are not digital images of our most vivid dreams, they are real photos taken at the Park.…

Oshogatsu: New Year’s in Japan

The single most important holiday in Japan is undoubtedly Oshogatsu. Rich in religious tradition, Japanese New Year is a time to be thankful the current year ended safely and to invite luck and success for the next. Most Japanese families are on vacation from December 29th until January 3rd and spend that time with family,…

Osaka Castle vs Nagoya Castle!

Castle is an important building in Japan. In Japan, castles were built as a place to guard from enemy attack or for military defence. Built in 15th – 16th century, castles in Japan have passed some period of reconstruction, mostly because of burned down. Now a day castles are used as a museum and people…

Stop by Inuyama City and make your trip to Japan unforgettable!

Inuyama is the name of the city located in Aichi prefecture, about 40 km away from Nagoya. Because of its beautiful nature and historical legacies, Inuyama has become one of the famous tourist destinations in Japan. People tend to say that Inuyama is only famous for its castle, but there is more to see in…

Japanese dogs, the internet stars!

When you come over to Japan you will notice that Japanese people love animals and most particularly dogs. That’s why you might see the two most famous Japanese dog breeds that we are going to speak about. Shiba Ken First of all there is very cute Shiba Ken (or Shiba Inu) breed which is one…

4 most popular night activities in Japan

Whether you enjoy going out to a bar for a drink, taking your partner to a movie, or just hanging out with your friends, Japan has a variety of different activities and places for you to sample! Here is a short list of popular activities and locations that most Japanese engage themselves in when it’s…

Miyajima, the land of Gods and humans

Officially named Itsukushima (厳島), Miyajima is an island in the western Inland Sea of Japan (Seto Naikai), located northwest of Hiroshima prefecture. It is also known as the sacred island, literally meaning the Shrine Island, where visitors can sense the harmony between humans and nature. Not only for all those, who are looking for spiritual…

Sakura in Bloom: Watch out this breath-taking scenary all around Japan

Of all the flowers in Asia, without a doubt the most famous is the Japanese Cherry Blossom, or Sakura. Images all over the island depict this beautiful flower blooming a gorgeous pink, decorating the trees all over both the countryside and many parks of Japan. It is a celebrated tradition by the Japanese to truly…

Must try: Top 3 Best Gyudon Shops in Japan

Gyudon is one of the main foods in Japan. The name comes from the combination of two words- “Gyu” which means beef and “don” which is short for donburi, which is a food served on top of rice in a bowl. Gyudon is a famous donburi dish which consists of beef strips cooked in a…