The Chubu area is the central part of Japan and includes eight prefectures: Aichi, Fukui, Gifu, Ishikawa, Nagano, Niigata, Shizuoka, Toyama and Yamanashi. The area is famous for its mountain resorts, and for Mount Fuji.
Most people don’t know that you can enjoy hanami (flower viewing) in late February to early March if you visit the Izu Peninsula.
March 2, 2018
Located just a 7-minute walk away from Yudanaka station, the bar is located just beside the river connecting Yudanaka and Shibu Onsen where you can enjoy the flowing sound of nature while indulging in your warm Japanese rice wine.
February 23, 2018
We made a plan to go for skiing for the first time in our lives. There are many ski resorts in Nagano prefecture and the one we choose to go was the famous Ina Ski Resorts.
February 8, 2018
Yudanaka Onsen town is great all year round; however, going in winter would be a bonus to your travel plan as you can see the snow monkeys covered in snow soaking themselves in the onsen, go skiing or snowboarding, and most importantly, enjoy the outdoor natural hot spring under the snow (one of the best life experiences ever).
February 2, 2018
I had more adventurous plans for the day and, accompanied with some friends, headed to the site of the 2005 World Fair located on the outskirts of Nagoya. The name of our destination is Morikoro Park, and to be honest I really didn’t know it existed before departing, but it exceeded all expectations I had...
December 12, 2017
The Japanese refer to Kanazawa as Sho-Kyoto, or Little Kyoto, and at no time is this more evident than when taking in the historic atmosphere that can be found in the city’s three chaya (teahouse) districts.
November 27, 2017
With traditional houses built over 400 years ago surrounded by glorious foliage all around, the experience I had here was one I will cherish forever.
November 21, 2017
Here are my favourite social expressions in Toyama-ben. And yes, you will not find these vocabularies in a standard Japanese language textbook!
November 13, 2017
This year the Lake Kawaguchi Autumn Festival runs from 1 – 23 November. Lake Kawaguchi, situated in Yamanashi west of Tokyo, is one of the best spots for viewing autumn leaves as the majestic Mt. Fuji acts as a stunning backdrop for the fall colors.
November 7, 2017
Be amazed at how the workers are very dedicated in creating nothing but perfect quality products worthy of the company name.
November 2, 2017
The following is a brief guide which outlines the main highlights of the Alpine Route, and its extensive yet impressive transportation system, starting from Shinano-Omachi Station. The trip will end in Toyama.
October 24, 2017