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Umi no Hi: Marine Day Celebrations in Japan

Sea Day or Marine Day in Japan is a public national holiday also known as “Umi no Hi”. It commemorates a long time history regarding Japan’s maritime economic situation. It dates back to the Meiji Era wherein the Meiji Emperor took a voyage through Tohoku region and ended it by returning to Yokohama. What is…

Grabbing some fun waves on the Japanese coast

Japan allows relatively easy access to miles of coastline along the Pacific Ocean on its east side, and the Sea of Japan on its west. The coastline is riddled with bays and inlets of all shapes, so exposure is the key to finding the right waves here. As in many other surf destinations in the…

Enoshima Day Trip – Relaxing Island Utopia

If you have a long weekend coming up, or just a single day blessed with the balmy weather, consider a trip from Tokyo to Enoshima (江の島). Author’s photo Located in Sagami Bay, the island has a circumference of 4km and is connected to land by bridge 600 meters in length. An hour or so from…

A Journey in The Nagoya Public Aquarium

Author’s photo The port of Nagoya Public Aquarium has a wide collection of aquatic species including fishes, whales, dolphins, turtles etc. Every day, there are various shows scheduled for the pleasure of our eyes where the heroes of these shows are our favorite aquatic animals. It is a place where we could spend a singular…

Shimanami Kaido: A Scenic ride from Honshu to Shikoku

If you’ve travelled Japan a lot then you’ve probably spent a lot of time near the sea. This slim country with over 2000 islands has a lot of coastline to cover and nearly all of the major cities are on a coast. However, one of the most beautiful and rewarding ways to enjoy this is…

Summer in Izu Peninsula

Spring is here and before we know it will be over soon. Then we will be greeted with the heat of Summer. As the heat rises, Izu Peninsula awakens. It is the time for Izu Peninsula to open welcome visitors, not just around Japan, but all over the world. One of Shizuoka’s shining glory is…