It seems like the rainy season only lasted a few days this time around. The stifling heat and humidity of summer already seem to be upon us. An escape is probably the best course of action, but where can one escape to?
August 5, 2016
Cape Hedo is the Northernmost point of Okinawa, Japans Southernmost prefecture. It resides in the village of Kunigami Village, and overlooks both the South China sea to the West, and the Pacific ocean to the East. It’s a great vantage point for being where these two bodies of water collide in a harmony of azures and beryl.
August 4, 2016
My lungs thanked me as fresh air flooded my insides. Sun rays caressed my face, and droplets of water sprayed my hair as my head strained to glimpse Sakushima. The ferry ride was approximately 25 minutes long, from Isshiki Ferry Port.
July 9, 2016
Mention Okinawa, and thoughts of blue skies, clear waters, and sandy beaches are likely to come to mind. Indeed, known as the Hawaii of Japan, Okinawa is an ideal location for the perfect beach getaway and allows the water sport enthusiasts to try out activities like diving and snorkeling. A trip to Okinawa therefore would not be complete without visiting one of its beautiful beaches.
July 2, 2016
Cape Maeda is a hugely popular snorkelling and water sports spot in the Kunigami district of Okinawa. Whilst I’m a big fan of finding places off the beaten path, I’m not one to pass up the opportunity to enjoy a place of natural beauty, busy or not! I invite you, lovely Taiken readers, on an adventure into the wild blue.
June 22, 2016
It’s almost summer, and that means it’s time to start planning those weekend beach trips. In Kanto, there are two directions you can head in. The more popular choice for tourists is to go west to Kanagawa, but if you head east out to Chiba you’re spoilt for choice.
June 15, 2016
What makes this paradise heat so intense? It's the humidity. It weighs on you and lingers, even when the sun is down. The heat is always present. But the Okinawans and everyone who lives on this beautiful island have learned to live with it, to survive it and even enjoy it. If you plan a trip to Okinawa or plan on moving out here, here are some tips for you on how to deal with the heat.
November 4, 2015
Atami City acts as the gateway to Izu Peninsula, conveniently located at its north-eastern corner, and on the Tokkaido bullet train line that connects Japan’s 3 largest cities – Tokyo, Nagoya, and Osaka.
September 11, 2015
The Izu region is blessed with beaches, made of pebbles, or white sand, or black sand, or simply cliffs, they are more or less close to Tokyo, making them the ideal one day trip or one week vacation destinations.
September 3, 2015
It was in the early spring season that we went to Minamichita, a beach town of the Aichi prefecture. When we entered the Minamichita area, we could see the blue sea on one side of the road all over our way.
August 27, 2015