How To Do The Shikoku 88 Temples Pilgrimage

Ohenro pilgrimage is an amazing circular route stretching 1,200km across the Shikoku region. Here we have listed how you can complete this spiritual journey yourself!

10 Best Flower Parks in Japan

Once it gets warmer in Japan, let’s celebrate the arrival of spring to visit the beautiful flower parks in Japan!
Places to visit in Kyoto

The Best Day Hikes in Kyoto

We have selected the best hikes in Kyoto that can be done in a day. Most tourist come to Kyoto for the numerous shrines and temples and rich culture, why not combine the best of two worlds and enjoy a comfortable hike while soaking up the city's rich culture!

Best Japanese Gardens in Tokyo

Tokyo is one of the largest metropolitans in the world, yet you will be surprised the number of traditional Japanese gardens you can find in this busy and populated city. In this article, we will introduce the concept of Japanese gardens and famous Japanese gardens you can visit in Tokyo.
Places to visit in Kyoto

The Five Best Zen & Rock Gardens in Kyoto

Kyoto is home to some of the world's most beautiful rock gardens or karesansui. In this article we'll explain the difference between karesansui and zen gardens and give our recommendations for the most beautiful ones to visit in Kyoto!

National Parks in Hokkaido – 6 Amazing Parks Full of Natural Beauty & Unique Wildlife!

Hokkaido is home to six national parks, each with stunning unique features. In this article we will explore each park and its highlights.
Places to visit in Japan

The Best 10 Islands in Seto Inland Sea

There are 727 islands in the Seto Inland Sea. Some of the islands became very popular travel destination by hosting the worldwide contemporary art event, the Setouchi Triennale, as well as a part of the sacred cycling route, the Shimanami Kaido.
Places to visit in Japan

Kumano Kodo Hiking Trails – A complete overview

The ancient Kumano Kodo hiking trails across the Kii peninsula in the Kansai region, offer an amazing hiking experience. There are popular pilgrim trails offer options for everyone form challenging multi-day hikes, to easy day trips. Here we will give you a complete overview of the best options for everyone.
Day trips from Tokyo

Hiking Trails Izu Peninsula

Izu Peninsula is located in Shizuoka Prefecture and famous for its beaches, onsen and marine sports. The peninsula is a part of the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park and its mountains and highlands attracts trekkers and nature lovers. It is a popular weekend getaway since the area is well connected to Tokyo and Kanagawa by train. In this article we will list some of the best hiking trails on the peninsula!
Places to visit in Japan

The Most Beautiful Waterfalls In Japan

When it comes to nature spots, Japan has a lot of beautiful greenery to offer. With over 70% over the country being covered with mountains and lush forest, there is a rich nature to be discovered! Due to the mountainous areas and large amounts of water, there is a high number of waterfalls in Japan; 517 named waterfalls according to the government. Many of these waterfalls aren’t easy to access due to remote mountain locations. Though lately the number of tourists and hikers has increased. Visiting a waterfall can be a refreshing experience which offers some peaceful time away from the busy life as well. The falls all definitely show some similarities, but each waterfall has has its own beauty and attractions besides the differences in height, width and location. We have compiled a list with waterfalls in Japan that will surely take your breath away!
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