Kōyasan, or Mt. Kōya, is a sacred mountainous area north of Wakayama Prefecture surrounded by peaks about 1,000 meters above sea level. Having received a three-star rating in the “Michelin Green Guide Japan”, it remains an enigma to most of us. For more than 1200 years, this irreplaceable sacred settlement has enchanted people in Japan […]
100 Best Sunsets & Sunrise in Japan
If you enjoy strolling along the beach as the sun slowly disappears from the horizon, be sure to stop by Setouchi City (瀬戸内市) in Okayama Prefecture. The sunset you will be seeing was chosen to be one of the Top 100 Sunsets in Japan! If you decide to book a “sunset kayaking course”, you can
Akō (赤穂) is a rural city that isn’t too far away from the most elegant castle in Japan, Himeji Castle. While it is certainly not a top must-see destination in Japan, it does have its charm. In spring, it is the place that you want to be for its beautiful cherry blossom in the coastal
If you enjoy walking along a beach, don’t miss out on Kuroshima Venus Road (黒島ヴィーナスロード), which connects Kuroshima Island (黒島) with Nakanoko Island (中ノ小島) and the Hashinokojima Island (端ノ小島) in Okayama Prefecture. When the tide is low, a romantic sandy road will appear that connects the three islands located in the Ushimadoseto Strait (牛窓瀬戸). And
There are plenty of “joyful trains” in Japan but have you ever boarded one with live performances? Resort Shirakami (リゾートしらかみ) is the only joyful train in Japan with live performances, including shamisen (Japanese guitar), puppet plays, and Japanese folk tales told in the Tsugaru dialect (津軽弁)!
Have you heard of the Seto Ohashi Bridge (瀬戸大橋)? It is currently the world’s longest 2-tiered bridge system! With a total length of 13.1 km, it takes approximately 20 minutes to cross that bridge by car or train. If you want to see this record-breaking world bridge that crosses five small islands in the Seto