大久野島Hiroshima

Not only rabbits! Not only poison gas factory! There are more ways to enjoy Okuno island

When people find out that I am from Hiroshima, they always ask me a question, “Have you been to the rabbit island?”. To be honest, I had never heard about it until 2 years ago. After I looked up, I found out the rabbit island is Okuno island which is located in Takehara city in Hiroshima.  Okuno island and rabbits have existed for a long time, but after SNS got popular, this island got famous as an island you can see a lot of rabbits. Now people from all over the world visit this island.  I went to Okuno island for the first time. I would like to introduce spots…

Hiroshima

What is the best part of a mystical world heritage, “Itsukushima Shrine”? Why was it built in the ocean?

Miyajima in Hiroshima is famous for a shrine, “Itsukushima shrine”. This beautiful shrine standing in the ocean was registered as a world heritage and is also one of the three great views in Japan.  Recently, Miyajima is one of the most popular places where not only Japanese tourists but also foreign tourists visit.  I actually have been there for a couple of times. Depending on the tide, the atmosphere is different every time I visit.  Miyajima where there is Itsukushima shrine is a spiritual place as “an island of god”. Itsukushima shrine was built on “an island of god”. Why was it built in the ocean? Also, I would like…

Owl Cafe 3Tokyo

AkibaFukurou – Where Owls Eases Your Heart♥

Have you been stressed? The stress could be due to your job or relationships… anyway, we all need to relieve those stresses. I recommend “AkibaFukurou”. AkibaFukurou is an owl cafe located in Akihabara, Tokyo. It got ranked 2nd place in Japan’s most popular tourism spots 2017 on Trip Advisor. It’s surprising that the cafe was ranked higher than other traditional tourism places such as Kinkaku-ji in Kyoto and Miyajima in Hiroshima. It’s not just a place to pet owls. The cafe cares about both customer and owls and it’s the reason why it got so famous. In this article, I want to tell you how amazing AkibaFukurou is! I’m sure…

Kagoshima

Must-Go for Ghibli Fans:Shiratani Unsui Gorge, Yakushima

「Wow! the root looks like it’s alive!」 It’s inside the forest of Shiratani Unsui Gorge, Yakushima, Kagoshima. When the director of Studio Ghibli; Hayao Miyazaki was working on one of his animations; “Princess Mononoke”, he got inspired by this place. Once you step into the deep green forest, you feel as if the characters from Miyazaki’s world could appear. Like the movie, the forest entangles you. The best activity to do in Shiratani Unsui Gorge is trekking! In this article, we’ll tell you about 7 places to visit for trekking beginners.

Hokkaido

Hokkaido “Shirogane Aoiike” Where You Would Want To Visit Over And Over! Introducing How To Get There By Bus

I am Mii Hana. I am in my 30s and love traveling and art. I enjoy planning a trip and that’s when I can concentrate the most. Hope you enjoy my articles. I have been to Hokkaido three times. Last time, when I climbed Mt. Taisetsu, I couldn’t visit “Aoiike” even though I knew I was nearby. This time, I went to “Aoiike” where I have been wanting to visit for a long time. Was it really that blue? Yes, both sky and the pond were blue. Even though I visited the same area last time I visited Hokkaido, I still wanted to visit again, so I highly recommend it….

Kyoto

Sanjusangendo: That solemn air that cleanse the mind.

Kyoto is an international sightseeing spot that shows bustling through the four seasons. Especially in the center of it, there are large-scale historical temples and shrines and temples. If you have plenty of time and energy in the popular Kyoto City, you can enjoy sightseeing in Kyoto by reasonable time, distance and cost by walking around these historical sites.  At the same time, you can visit the site of famous elements that color the history of Japan, especially for those who loves historical places. Kyoto where there are about 2,500 shrine temples and temples indeed from the city center to the suburbs.  If there are many places you’d like to…

IMG_0441Ishikawa

The second trip is here! How to enjoy more Kanazawa.

Have you ever been to Kanazawa? The Maeda house of the Kaga Hyakumangoku from the Edo period it flourished as a castle town of the imperial capital and is a beautiful city with a unique “harmony” culture in Japan. Since the Hokuriku Shinkansen opened just a few years ago, it became much easier to go. 「Certainly, I have been there before once …. If I were to visit the next time, where is good? It is boring in the same place ….」 That’s right. Okay, let’s tell you the best spot of Kanazawa, “It’s highly recommended ! ”

Tokyo

You can still discover more. How to enjoy the street from Kaminarimon gate to the main hall

The red gate with a huge red lantern—“Kaminarimon gate”. It is a popular sightseeing place in Asakusa for both Japanese and travelers from all over the world. You have been there, and you say “I just went through the Nakamise street and visited the main hall of the temple” …that’s it?? There are a lot of people and it is hard to just go through the main street. However, Sensouji(Asakusa Kannon Temple) is pretty big and if you know the way to enjoy this area, you can enjoy this place a lot more than before. (Of course it is ok to look Sensouji quickly and head to Tokyo Skytree!)

Nagano

What kind of place Harunire Terrace is? “A fine walking path to spend a leisurely time” in Karuizawa

Karuizawa is one of the most well known resort areas in Japan. Karuizawa has cool summer since it is located 1000 meters high above sea level. It is a famous summer getaway. As for the history of Karuizawa as a summer getaway, when a Canadian missionary, Alexander Croft Shaw, visited Karuizawa in 1886, he was impressed with the beautiful nature and the climate in Karuizawa, so he built a vacation house in 1888. This is the very first vacation house in Karuizawa. After that, Karuizawa became a summer getaway place for foreigners, and eventually many rich Japanese people started building vacation houses. Before Karuizawa became a resort area, it used…

Hokkaido

Sightseeing places around Kushiro. Let’s go to the trip with good foods and Kushiro marsh and other sightseeing places.

Kushiro is the coolest city in Japan. It is in north of Japan. You may think it is not famous place to visit. I’ve visited there, and now I cannot believe why I didn’t go there earlier. It was a lot nicer than I expected. Based on my experience, I will tell you how to enjoy Kushiro in this article. Also I got many information from my friend Dengo who lives in Kushiro.

浅草文化観光センターTokyo

Landmark of Asakusa – Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center

Asakusa; located in the north of the metropolis, Tokyo. Every day, many tourists from all over the world visit. The entrance of Asakusa is called “Kaminari Mon”. Across from that, there is a unique and modern looking building, it is the Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center. I would say the Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center is a landmark tower in Tokyo because it introduces Asakusa’s atmosphere, culture, history and people to the world. I’m Manabu Kato, living in Kanagawa and I love to travel. I got interested in the unique and modern building, on the sunny day of November 16th, I visited the Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center. The building…