Most Visited Active Volcanoes in Japan

Most Visited Active Volcanoes in Japan

The Japanese Archipelago is very rich in both active and inactive volcanoes. There are 840 active volcanoes all around the world, and 10% of them is located in Japan. The country has 108 active volcanoes, this means that they had eruptions in the last 10,000 years. These eruptions usually cause great disasters, but by now, Japanese people are always ready for such a catastrophe. These volcanoes are not only dangerous, but they serve as touristic sights as well. The most well-known Japan... [ read more ]

Amazing Abandoned Places in Japan

Amazing Abandoned Places in Japan

Nothing is more stunning than the sight of an abandoned place or building. Some think that these places are creepy, but most people claim that abandoned places are one of the most amazing wonders of the world. Each country has several neglected places which attract many visitors, especially photographers. Japan has a very long list of such abandoned places and these are called haikyo (literally: ruins). The majority of Japan's haikyo became forlorn due to WWII and since then, these pla... [ read more ]

Best Scuba Diving Spots in Japan

Best Scuba Diving Spots in Japan

Since Japan is located on a large group of islands, it is surrounded by water: like the Sea of Japan, East China Sea, Sea of Okhotsk, Korea Strait and the Pacific Ocean. The wildlife of these seas is very unique and diverse. If we consider the fact that more than 3000 types of fish live in Japanese waters (for example red sea bream, goblin shark, frilled shark, mudskippers, etc). As an interesting fact, we cam mention that the world's northernmost coral reef is located at the coasts of Ts... [ read more ]

Most Beautiful Places in Honshu

Most Beautiful Places in Honshu

Honshu is Japan's largest island: it is 60% of the country's total area. The population of the island surpasses 100 million. It is so populous because of the large metropolitan areas: the Great Tokyo Area, including Tokyo, Yokohama, Saitama and Kawasaki. Other large cities, such as Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe, Hiroshima and Nagoya are also located on Honshu island. As the largest island of Japan, Honshu has hundreds of sights. Amazing historic sights as well as religious spots can be found all ove... [ read more ]

Nihon Sankei or the Most Beautiful Views of Japan

Nihon Sankei or the Most Beautiful Views of Japan

The three most beautiful views of Japan, called Nihon Sankei, are included in a canonical list. This list includes the most popular scenic sights of Japan. These places were selected many centuries ago. The most scenic spots of Japan are Matsushima, Amanohashidate and Miyajima. In Japan they are considered equally important as the seven wonders of the world. These three must-see places are all located on (or around) Honshu island. If you plan to visit Japan, you should consider visiting o... [ read more ]

The best surfing spots in Japan

The best surfing spots in Japan

With four large islands and thousands of smaller islands in tow, Japan has more beaches than you could find, and for a surfing addict beaches mean one thing - an opportunity to find some great waves. Despite being an underrated surfing destination on the international surfing scene, Japan has more than enough surfing spots, as well as surfers to enjoy them. Surfing is quite popular in Japan, so much that often the way a surfing spot looks like doesn't even matter much if it has some good bre... [ read more ]

The best hiking spots in Japan

The best hiking spots in Japan

Japan's landscape is amazingly diverse, and many other countries of a similar size could not boast of such a great mix of mountains, valleys, lakes, hot springs and beaches like Japan. And despite being among the most densely populated countries on earth, Japan's natural environment is quite well preserved - no matter how developed and neon-tinged the metropolises are, the countryside is just as tranquil and picturesque as ever. When you feel like you need to escape the urban jungle for a da... [ read more ]

The weirdest attractions in Japan

The weirdest attractions in Japan

Japan is a wonderful country with fascinating culture and history, where you can see works of art and monuments at practically every corner, if you know where to look. It's not difficult to single out the most popular attractions in Japan, although there are many of them. But if you've had your fill of exquisite temples, glamorous shopping centers, parks and nature, then maybe it's time to look at another side of Japan - one that is funny, irreverent and not afraid to step into bizarre terri... [ read more ]

A guide to haikyo - urban exploration in Japan

A guide to haikyo – urban exploration in Japan

Urban exploration is one of the most interesting types of adventure travel to become known recently, and despite its dangers it is gaining a huge following all over the world. In Japanese, haikyo means simply ruins, and the word has become synonymous with urban exploration in Japan and beyond. Urbex fans often see Japan as a gold mine, because the rapid industrialization of the country left behind a treasure trove of abandoned buildings - warehouses, factories, schools, hospitals, even hotel... [ read more ]