Itsukushima floating torii Guest post by Heather Green Post-atomic fears predicted grass would not grow for a hundred years, but true to Japanese tenacity, the city of Hiroshima is booming in the 21st century. Although smaller compared to metropolises like Osaka and Tokyo, Hiroshima has its own zest well worth visiting. Here are 10 things [...]
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In general, ramen is very famous in Japan, but Sapporo (the capital city of Hokkaido) is known as the birth place of Miso Ramen. Your trip to Sapporo is not complete without paying a visit to the Ramen alley called Ramen Yokocho, situated at Susukino area right in the middle of the city.
Meet guest blogger Ethan Woods who traveled across the world for gourmet adventure. Gourmet Adventure My journey delved in to the whimsical world of food and spices around the globe. I was traveling under a scholarship funded by the Bristol family of the United States that aims to help students foster a passion in a rather [...]
Marimo (a.k.a. moss ball) is an endangered species of filamentous green algae originally founded in its natural habitat in Lake Akan, Hokkaido but it has now become a popular domestic plant that can be purchased at souvenir shops.
An iconic view of Shibuya scramble crossing from Shibuya Station.
It was reported days earlier that a typhoon is hitting Tokyo tonight and probably until tomorrow afternoon. So before it hits us badly with heavy rain, we decided to explore Akihabara before the weekend.
Getting to Odaiba/Daiba: You can travel by train, bus, or ferry. We took the ferry route from Asakusa (a traditional area in Tokyo) to maximise the sight-seeing experience, then board the monorail.
This is Kawaguchiko Town, 1.5 hours drive from Tokyo. Located in Yamanashi Prefecture. This prefecture is surrounded by hills and mountains. One of the highest mountain in Japan, Mt. Fuji, is shown above.
A month ago Mt. Fuji looked like this.
Saiko Lake is truely a sight to behold. Better than Kawaguchiko Lake, not too crowded and much more space to move around. Great place to relax after a mind-numbing weekdays. Saiko Lake can be explored on foot (if you don’t mind walking) or by bus.
Last Saturday was my final Saturday in Tokyo before moving to Hokkaido (I still have 1 more Sunday to spend in Tokyo for this entire stay in Japan). So I listed 3 places to explore within that Saturday. The first stop is Tsukiji Wholesale Market in Tokyo.
My travelling route for the past 2 weeks in Hokkaido as shown in green line. Starting from the east of Hokkaido (Shiretoko) moving on to the capital, Sapporo.
Another public holiday in Japan called the “Culture Day”. My 2 months stay in Japan I have enjoyed 3 public holidays; Autumnal Equinox, National Sports Day, and the Culture Day. Without these long weekends, I would have less time to explore.
Almost everywhere you go in Tokyo, you’ll find people queueing up for everything and anything.
A stroll in Napporo National Park on the first day of Autumn.