Vegetarian's Japan Guide

Roman Kato


The Best Guide to Attractions Around Nagano Station

A couple of centuries ago, the area around Zenkō-ji Temple (善光寺) was still rural. But after the temple was erected and became more well-known, the area became more prosperous and emerged into the busy commercial district around Nagano Station we know today.


Jigokudani Monkey Park – Where Snow Monkeys Indulge in Onsen

Jigokudani Monkey Park, also known as the Jigokudani Yaen Kōen (地獄谷野猿公苑) in Nagano Prefecture, is the world’s only wild monkey onsen resort. The park, established in 1964, enables people to observe the snow monkeys’ ecology up close.


Hiroshima – Your Ultimate Guide to the City of Peace

When people visit Hiroshima, they usually head straight to the Peace Memorial Park (平和記念公園) for the Atomic Bomb Dome (原爆ドーム) or to the World Heritage Site – Miyajima (宮島). While the two top-ranked destinations in Hiroshima Prefecture are certainly a must-visit, you should also check out more attractions from the list below!


Shukkeien, The Gorgeous Japanese Garden in Hiroshima City

Shukkeien (縮景園), a Japanese garden near JR Hiroshima Station, is said to be the garden that captures the beauty of China’s West Lake (西湖). With that being said, some might think the garden must be of a Chinese style. That isn’t the case!