Tag: Night View
This skyscraper not only has museums and shopping malls, but also observatory decks for visitors to view the landscape of Tokyo.
February 23, 2017
Osaka Tondo Festival is the biggest fire festivals in Osaka. And as such, it has become an integral part of Osaka’s culture.
February 2, 2017
For many people here in Japan, Autumn is the most romantic, and indeed beautiful season of the year for sightseeing and taking a day trip. So, where are the best places to view such stunning sites in the Autumn in Kansai?
October 19, 2016
Nunobiki Herb Garden with its German and central European theme, this gorgeous little park at the top of the mountain has a variety of food and drinks on offer, as well as some of the world’s most beautiful and unique flower arrangements.
October 13, 2016
Ryugashi-Do is an hour’s bus ride from Hamamatsu. It was opened to the public in 1983, after explorers widened the cracks in the limestone to allow access and cleared away rubble. The length of the cave is about 1000 metres but only around 400 metres are developed and accessible to tourists. The stalagmites and stalactites at Ryugashido have been given whimsical names and are artfully lit so they appear resemble real things.
September 4, 2016
Book that bargain ticket and spend a momentous weekend in Kagoshima. Enjoy the hot springs, good food and scenic views of its almost-tropical setting. Not sure on what to do? Here are some tips for your weekend itinerary.
August 29, 2016
Kamogawa Sea World is an aquarium cum large-scale center for marine life, located at the intersection of Route128 and the seaside Toujou in Kamohawa, Chiba prefecture. It is a famous place for recreation especially for dwellers of the Kanto region. Wanna interact with creatures from the marine world?
July 16, 2016
According to some, had it not been destroyed by bombardments in World War II, the Nagoya Castle would have surpassed Himeji Castle, as Japan’s most impressive feudal castle. Nonetheless, its current ferroconcrete reconstruction from 1959 and surrounding Meijo Park with over 2,000 cherry trees makes for a marvelous sight in early spring. But the castle is a picturesque vision throughout the year with a variety of blooms.
July 4, 2016
If you go to Sapporo, never skip this beautiful port city. Otaru, situated in the western part of Hokkaido, the city has developed and prospered as "the sea entrance of Hokkaido" over the last 100 years and it has gained the nickname "Wall Street of the North".
June 27, 2016
Whilst there are many places to enjoy panoramic views of Tokyo, one of the top places for locals and tourists alike is in the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, Shinjuku.
June 22, 2016
Certain journeys that one may undertake in the course of a lifetime remain more vivid than others. As we walk through the streets of our hometowns, it is sometimes easy to forget the details of the landscape around us. Recently presented with the opportunity to extend my stay in western Japan after a short business trip to Osaka, I chose to venture to Shikoku (四国) the smallest of Japan’s 4 main islands and, until fairly recently, certainly the most remote. At the suggestion of a close friend, I was persuaded to visit Kochi (高知) which is the principle city in the prefecture of the same name.
May 22, 2016
Raise your hand if you've never said "Tokyo is expensive!" Now, where were we? Right, Tokyo is expensive. As a rule entertainment is usually the first victim of budget cuts and if your free options are limited that can mean no cultural activities until your financial situation improves. But who wants to do that? Here is a list of stuff you can do either for free or for a nominal fee.
May 7, 2016
At first glance one may not recognize the historical significance of this location. However, upon observing the rectangular formation of neatly placed stones at the peak of Kōbōyama, one may recognize its tumulus-like features. And, one would be right to. Kōbōyama is in fact a tumulus, or burial mound.
April 20, 2016