Kumagaya is an easy jumping off point from which visitors can head off to a multitude of places, including the nearby town of Nagatoro for a river cruise down the Arakawa River or some hiking in the ever-popular Chichibu mountains. Kumagaya itself hosts Saitama’s largest annual festival, the Uchiwa Matsuri.
Easily accessible from Tokyo via the Joetsu Shinkansen, there are plenty of reasons to pay this part of the country a visit - and not just for the bucketloads of winter activities! Wondering what Niigata has to offer? Here are 15 of the best things to see and do in this part of Japan.
A lot of people flock to Tokyo or any of the other more well known touristy places when they plan a visit to Japan but there’s a city that a lot of tourists have yet to really explore but really should--and that is Kitakyushu City.
In Shizuoka, Fukuroi City Hanabi is known to cater one of the best fireworks festivals in the whole prefecture attended by thousands of people every year.
It's summer in Japan. And that means fireworks! So slip into your kimono or “jinbei”, grab an uchiwa fan and check out these five fireworks festivals in the Kanto region...
How many fireworks go off in one hour? An AMAZING amount, that's how much!
With so many fireworks festivals, it may be difficult to decide on which one to go to. My recommendation is the Kanagawa Shimbun Fireworks Festival held right near the harbor of Yokohama. There are so many ways to enjoy this beautiful festival—below are 4 extra unique ways to get the best out of the event.
If you are looking for an unforgettable fireworks experience this summer and you’re in Osaka, check out the PL Art of Fireworks festival!
A year-old station in the town of Onagawa in Miyagi prefecture may be a new mecca for young architects, who are eager to learn from the work by Shigeru Ban; a winner of Prtizker Architecture Prize in 2014. Onagawa had always been famous for its fisheries and the breathtaking views of the bay and that has not changed. Find out about the transformation of this town...