Writer: Alison Taylor
Alison is a DC native who has been teaching English in Japan for four years. She spent a year and a half in Okayama before moving to her current residence in Aichi. She loves to travel and take road trips through Japan. She has visited 35 different prefectures and her goal is to see them all.
As it is the largest training monastery in Japan, it is fairly unique, and visiting is a great way to familiarize yourself with Zen Buddhism. Even those who are less interested in religion will no doubt be awed by this gorgeous temple.
October 11, 2017
Karuizawa is a beautiful, unique town that feels markedly different from many of Japan’s other famous cities. With its easy access from Tokyo, there is no reason to miss out.
August 21, 2017
While Niigata is rather out of the way and certainly off the beaten path, it is well worth the trek. As someone who doesn’t always get modern art, I was still delighted, awed, and intrigued by the amazing pieces on display here.
July 15, 2017
While Kochi may not be as densely populated as Tokyo or overflowing with sightseeing spots like Kyoto, it’s a charming city with a lot to offer. If you find yourself in the southern part of Japan, Kochi is worth a visit.
June 9, 2017
Mt. Fuji is Japan's most famous and beloved landmark so it is on most people's "must see" lists. However, not everyone is willing or able to climb it. Fortunately, there are many ways to enjoy Fuji and the surrounding areas without hiking.
April 18, 2017
The Zao Fox Village gives you an unique experience to see foxes up close and to observe their behavior for yourself. While it is a little hard to access, it is absolutely worth a visit for all animal lovers.
November 26, 2016