Category: Nature (Page3)
This section includes everything nature-related: mountains, forests, hot springs, seas and lakes, flowers… Japan’s nature is rich and varied.
Rob sat down with Taiken to tell us a bit about what life is like as a guide in one of the top winter destinations on the planet, and why you shouldn’t fear the bears.
January 19, 2018
Thanks to Okinawa's southern location and warm climate, it enjoys the country's earliest hanami season, usually starting by the end of January and going into the first two weeks of February.
January 12, 2018
Winter is here and Hokkaido are already catching a huge helping of snow. While most visitors are going there for the skiing, what other fun things can people do there?
December 16, 2017
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
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
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
Mt. Eboshi was one of the most beautiful and also easiest hikes I have ever done. I would recommend it to anyone who loves the outdoors. With amazing scenery and extraordinary foliage as an added bonus, this was an autumn experience one could only get in Japan.
October 23, 2017
Japan, the land of convenience, even tames it's mountains with 'Koya', or mountain huts. These uniquely Japanese pockets of civilization need to be seen to be believed...
October 7, 2017
The foliage season is approaching, so, although every street and corner is good enough to spot some red leaves, here below is a small list of places where to go for best viewing nature's signs of the changing season (Koyo in Japanese) in Kanagawa prefecture.
September 26, 2017
Tohoku’s mountains are ablaze with autumn color earlier than the Kansai or Kanto regions, giving hikers and “leaf peepers” a perfect jump on the season.
September 23, 2017
Light rain falls from the sky above the shrine and bridge, and suddenly my surroundings are enveloped by fog. The bright autumn foliage appears gloomier as everything gradually lose its visibility. But on other days the lake surface sparkles under the golden sunlight, and the sound of the waterfall is so soothing that it makes you want to stay as long as possible.
September 23, 2017
Abashiri is located on the east coast of north Hokkaido and it was great to visit in the autumn. The pink coral grass can be seen at this time of year, and there are birdwatching opportunities as well!
September 21, 2017
This guide will cover going up the ridge path and down the slope back to the city with a distance of about 15km and an elevation gain of about 1100m. This is also the path I took for a one-day trip.
September 16, 2017
I was strongly advised by my peers not to expect much. Keeping those thoughts at bay, on a sunny weekend I hopped on a train and got off at Enoshima, ready to try my luck balancing on a board while riding the waves.
September 15, 2017