You never step into the same river twice is no truer for the ever changing Meguro River that runs through and defines Nakameguro. The area has gone through many incarnations from Edo times when Tokyo was a river city bustling with commerce and trade along the many rivers that crossed it.
Strike off the beaten ski runs for spectacular vistas and to experience the stillness of winter in Japan’s north country. Only on snowshoes can you access these stunning spots—take advantage of this low cost, low speedway to enjoy snowscapes while getting in a good workout.
Nestled between the Myoko and Yuzawa ski areas of Niigata is the smaller and less well-known Cupid Valley - also known as Yukidaruma Kogen, or Snowman Plateau/Heights! Being off the main track it is usually quieter and less crowded than bigger resorts, yet still has runs up to 4km, and many things to enjoy in a day trip.
The city is inland near the border of Akita prefecture and surrounded by tall mountains. Although Morioka is not a hotspot tourist destination; however, there are many interesting places in and around the city.
Yamadera is the most famous temple on the mountain in Yamagata prefecture, most tourists come to visit in every season but Autumn is arguably the most spectacular. Only some people know the exclusive trail that starts from Omoshiroyama Station which is a local train station near Yamadera station called Omoshiroyama-Kogen.
In Aomori, traveling by foot can be very time consuming as public transportation or access to certain attraction spots are limited. However, there are still many attraction spots to visit on foot easily during your visit here.
Manyo no Yu is an onsen resort chain which has locations all over Japan and is well-known by Japanese people. In Japan’s metropolitan area you can find it in Machida (Tokyo), Sakuragicho (Yokohama) and Hadano, but we want to talk only about the first one here.
Scattered across a large plateau on the outskirts of the city are the Saitobaru Burial Mounds, a collection of three hundred and thirty-three kofun, a type of grave used in Japan during the Kofun period, an era pre-dating written records.
Now known primarily among visitors as the home of Tokyo Sky Tree, Sumida ward can easily provide a long weekend's worth of tasty food, Japanese history and culture, shopping, and entertainment. This article introduces five stops worth venturing eastward for.