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Kasama Potters. Kyoto machiya (Risshisha) Welcome to "True Sado." the official guide to Sado Island. Yamanouchi Travel: Yudanaka Onsen. Yudanaka Onsen (湯田中温泉) has a long history as a hot spring resort, dating back hundreds of years like the neighboring Shibu Onsen.

Yamanouchi Travel: Yudanaka Onsen

However, Yudanaka has seen more development, giving it a more modern atmosphere than Shibu Onsen. The atmosphere becomes more traditional as one walks upwards from the bottom of the gently sloping town, where the Yudanaka train station is located. Yudanaka Station is the last stop along the Nagaden Nagano Line, so people traveling by train will first arrive in Yudanaka before exploring the rest of the Yamanouchi area. Right inside the station is the Kaede no Yu public bath, allowing visitors to start enjoying the area's hot spring water immediately upon arrival. There is a free footbath located just outside the station for travelers not quite ready to completely submerge in the water. Top 5 wandelroutes in Japan (2020 update) - Tokyo.nl. Yamanouchi Travel: Jigokudani Monkey Park (Snow Monkeys)

The Jigokudani Monkey Park (地獄谷野猿公苑, Jigokudani Yaen Kōen) offers visitors the unique experience of seeing wild monkeys bathing in a natural hot spring.

Yamanouchi Travel: Jigokudani Monkey Park (Snow Monkeys)

The park is inhabited by Japanese Macaques, which are also known as Snow Monkeys. GUNDAM FACTORY YOKOHAMA. Toripie トリピエ. Upopoy National Ainu Museum and Park – The Ainu together. Together with the Ainu. Daisetsuzan National Park Information. Planets TOKYO. Notice of Museum Reopening-- Updated on June 1.

Planets TOKYO

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19 inside and outside of Japan, teamLab Planets TOKYO was temporarily closed. Fight to become Japan's gyoza capital gently simmers. Pan-fried, deep-fried or simmered in boiling water, the humble gyoza is venerated in Japan, but nowhere more so than in Utsunomiya, whose residents have the tiny parcels of pork and cabbage to thank for rescuing their city from obscurity.

Fight to become Japan's gyoza capital gently simmers

The city of just over half a million, 60 miles (100km) north of Tokyo, has built an entire tourist industry around its association with the dumplings, drawing 9 million visitors a year with the sole purpose of eating Utsunomiya’s contribution to Japanese cuisine. Glamping sites offer closeness to nature without the nuisance:The Asahi Shimbun. "To glamp or not to glamp?

Glamping sites offer closeness to nature without the nuisance:The Asahi Shimbun

" That seems to be the question for a growing number of people heading for Japan's great outdoors. Hotel operators and other companies in Niigata Prefecture are hoping to cash in on the trend, opening glamping sites that allow visitors to get in touch with nature without having to worry about preparations involved in camping. Sapporo: on-Japanse gezelligheid en veel brouwerijen. Volkskrant.nl en krant.nl maken onderdeel uit van DPG Media.

Sapporo: on-Japanse gezelligheid en veel brouwerijen

Cultural highlights of Japan: readers’ travel tips. Winning tip: architectural gems, Hakodate This summer I visited Hakodate, on the southernmost point of Hokkaido.

Cultural highlights of Japan: readers’ travel tips

On steep hills overlooking the harbour is the area where the outside world set up trading and diplomatic missions following the end of policy of isolation in the mid-19th century. You find colonial-style European architecture mixed with Japanese features such as sliding doors, painted scrolls and pine tree bonsai. There is even the sound of church bells from a Russian orthodox church. These buildings feel unique, not just within Japan but the world. 10 must-try ramen shops in Tokyo. ‘Ramen doesn’t have rules the way many Japanese foods do, which means the possibilities are endless,” says Abram Plaut.

10 must-try ramen shops in Tokyo

“And in Tokyo people are always coming up with ideas that have never been done before.” Plaut’s fascination with the noodle soup started when he arrived in Japan to teach English a decade ago. Ramen was cheap, plentiful and, thanks to the automated ordering machines, easy. He was hooked. Kurama-dera Mountain Temple. Keihan Electric Railway - Traveling between Osaka, Kyoto and Shiga. The Sunrise Seto & Sunrise Izumo – Overnight Sleeper Trains from Osaka to Tokyo – Osaka Station. Kyoto Night Foodie Tour with a Local - No.1 Food tour. Ogasawara Islands Travel Guide. The Ogasawara Islands (小笠原諸島, Ogasawara Shotō), also known in English as the Bonin Islands, are a chain of volcanic islands in the Pacific Ocean, about 1000 kilometers south and administratively part of Tokyo.

Ogasawara Islands Travel Guide

The sole way to reach the islands is by a weekly 24 hour ferry ride from Tokyo. Only the two largest islands, Chichijima (Father Island) and Hahajima (Mother Island) are inhabited. Located on a similar geographical latitude as Okinawa, the Ogasawara Islands offer a subtropical climate with warm temperatures year around. The islands attract visitors with their remoteness, relaxed hospitality, beautiful beaches, coral reefs and jungle covered hills.

They also offer various outdoor activities such as whale watching, swimming with dolphins, hiking, sea kayaking, snorkeling and diving. MACHIYA RESIDENCE INN - Kyoto and Kanazawa, Japan. Buckwheat noodles school. Travel Japan - Exclusive Japan Travel Experiences. Immerse yourself in the deep history and ancient rituals of Mt. Yudono, the most sacred site of the Three Sacred Mountains of Dewa and the last part of a sacred journey or rebirth by the Yamabushi Mountain Monks of Yamagata. 信州安曇野に広がる日本一のわさび園. Yamabushido - Experience authentic Yamabushi practice. Welcome to Gujo Hachiman. Not far away but a world apart... Experience "Off the Beaten Path" Japan in Way That's Unique, Unforgettable and Accessible Visit Gujo Hachiman and you can expect to be immersed in an authentic small town Japanese experience unique to an "off the beaten path" town.

Welcome to Gujo Hachiman. Not far away but a world apart...

Here the traditional way of living is on a very human scale. People passing each other in the street still greet each other with a small bow, and exchange a passing greeting. Gujo Hachiman offers visitors a rare opportunity to see, and be part of, a traditional way of life that has changed little over many years. Visitors to Gujo Hachiman may find the use of English somewhat limited, but can always expect a warm welcome wherever they may go in town.

Download our free self-guided visit with detailed map in PDF format to plan your visit to Gujo Hachiman! Sendai Akiu Hot Spring HOTEL SAKAN. Koshu Nishiyama Hot Spring. ショウナイベース-Shonai Base-移住体験ゲストハウス. TOP - Welcome to Oirase Keiryu Hotel. Ponshukan Sake Museum - Travel Tips - Odigo. 山形県 米沢市 牛肉三昧膳と貸切風呂の宿 小野川温泉 河鹿荘【公式】 City of Knives and Swords ★ ONLY in JAPAN. Seki Cutlery Festival|What to See & Do|Official GIFU Tourism Website. Genbi Shinkansen: The World’s Fastest Moving Museum. Kagoshima Travel Guide. TOKYO FREE GUIDE - Volunteer Tour Guide Service in Tokyo. Welcome to Sacred Japan. Too late for cherry blossoms in Tokyo? - where to see cherry blossoms. When Japan's weather services issued their first cherry blossom forecasts back in the cold days of January and February, most of them predicted the season in Tokyo to peak in early April.

However, temperatures in March rose far above average in most regions of Japan and especially so in the Tokyo region, taking the weather services by surprise and resulting in a record-breaking early cherry blossom season in the capital this year. Pilgrimage on Shikoku Island. Japan Experience. When do the cherry blossoms bloom? When do they bloom? The most important factor in determining the blooming time of cherry trees is the geographical location. Generally, the milder the climate, the earlier the blossoms open. On Japan's southern, subtropical islands of Okinawa, cherry blossoms open as early as January, while on the northern island of Hokkaido, they bloom as late as May.

In most major cities in between, including Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka, the cherry blossom season typically takes place in early April. Ryokan Asakusa SHIGETSU. Capsule hotels. Japan Travel and Living Guide. Discount Air Tickets for Japan. While regular airfares by conventional airlines remain relatively high on domestic routes, an increasing competition by discount airlines and a wide array of discount offers have made domestic air travel in Japan very attractive and competitive in recent years.

In fact, there are so many discount plans, that only very few travelers are ever paying regular fares. Special fares and air passes for foreign visitors JAL (and oneworld) and ANA (and Star Alliance) each offer special fares and air passes for exclusive use by foreign visitors to Japan, which enable holders to fly anywhere within Japan for somewhat over 10,000 yen per flight (also referred to as "sector"). This is a very competitive price on many domestic routes, especially on longer flights, such as flights from Tokyo to Kyushu, Okinawa or Hokkaido. Like the Japan Rail Pass, some of the air passes have to be purchased outside of Japan and before you leave for Japan. Below are the fares and air passes in more detail: Budget Airlines. Baths of Kurokawa's enchanted forest. Kyushu was until quite recently somewhat overlooked as a tourist destination, a Cinderella to the more obvious attractions of the main island with its celebrated temples, castles and samurai towns.

But people are beginning to travel farther afield: enthusiasts come here in search of the Imari and Arita pottery the area is famous for, while the more energetic strike out cross-country hiking, cycling and climbing. True hedonists head for the small villages where rotenburo, open-air, natural hot spring pools bubble from the volcanic earth, drawing visitors from all over Japan and increasingly from abroad. The geology that produces such dramatic beauty of landscape can from time to time show its destructive force, as we saw last year. But Kyushu lies at the southern end of the archipelago, far from those upheavals. Encouraged by the indomitable Japanese ability to rebuild their lives and welcome outsiders, foreigners are coming back. Time for my first hot spring bath.