Must-see Japanese Gardens in Nagoya

Must-see Japanese Gardens in Nagoya

Nagoya is one of the most significant urban areas on The Land of the Rising Sun. It is located in central Honshu, and it is also part of the Chukyo Metropolitan Area. From the 9 million inhabitants of Chukyo, 2.3 million people live in Nagoya. Some amazing natural sights, such as Ise Bay or Kiso River surround the city of Nagoya. In the heart of the city, there are several other natural sights as well. Parks and Japanese gardens are the pride of each and every city located in Japan. Nagoy... [ read more ]

Best Getaways in Rural Hokkaido

Best Getaways in Rural Hokkaido

Hokkaido, previously known as Ezo or Yesso, is the largest and northernmost prefecture in Japan, and it is also the second largest island of the Japanese Archipelago. It is connected to the island of Honshu by Seikan Tunnel, an underwater railway.The capital of the prefecture is Sapporo, Japan's fourth largest city. If someone mentions the term 'rural Japan', in 90 percent of the cases people think about the region of Hokkaido; and they are right. This area has many undisturbed forests, U... [ read more ]

Tips for Enjoying Autumn in Japan

Tips for Enjoying Autumn in Japan

As the summer season slowly ends, the temperature decreases and it rains almost every day. Not all of us prefer Autumn, but if we consider it, it's one of the most colorful seasons. In contrast with spring, autumn is rich in colors as well, though the palette consists of the colors of the fallen leaves. If you are about to spend your autumn in Japan, you may wonder how to spend the last pleasant days of the year outside. You surely know about Sakura, or cherry blossom viewing, but only a ... [ read more ]

Longest Rivers in Japan

Longest Rivers in Japan

Though Japan is located on thousands of small islands, the four major islands are quite huge. In addition, more than 70 percent of the country is occupied by mountains. These mountainous areas of the Japanese Archipelago give place to hundreds of brooks, streams, but significant rivers are present as well. Not all the Japanese rivers are long or known world-widely, but in the country they have special importance. Several river banks serve as popular picnic spots or esplanades. The rivers... [ read more ]

Most Beautiful Japanese Gardens in Kyoto

Most Beautiful Japanese Gardens in Kyoto

Kyoto is undoubtedly the most traditional Japanese city. It was the capital of the country for more than a millennium, so it is not surprising that Kyoto had preserved several traditions of Japanese culture. It is a very significant city from the point of view of history as well as from cultural and touristic perspectives: Kyoto is visited by millions of people every year. The 2400 temples, the 4 major geisha districts, the 70 Japanese gardens and several other touristic sights contribute... [ read more ]

Top 5 Outdoor Places in Osaka

Top 5 Outdoor Places in Osaka

The city of Osaka is located on Honshu island, in Kansai Region, Osaka Prefecture. After Tokyo and Yokohama, Osaka is the third largest city in Japan. It is also part of the Keihanshin metropolis, together with Kyoto and Kobe. Osaka is a very nice city, with many gorgeous and breathtaking sight. The most important touristic sight of the city is probably Osaka Castle, but of course, the city is full of other interesting sights as well. These sights also include many parks and traditional ... [ read more ]

Top 4 Tall Waterfalls in Japan

Top 4 Tall Waterfalls in Japan

More than 70 percent of the Japanese Archipelago is covered by mountains: the country has more than 300 peaks over 1000 meters, and several ones under 1000 meters. Because of this, several amazing waterfalls can be found here. Four of these are taller than 250 meters, namely the Hannoki-No-Taki and the Shomyo-Daki waterfalls.  The waterfalls of Kairagi-No-Taki and  Hagoromo-No-Taki are higher than 350 meters. According to the country's information, Japan has 517 waterfalls which have n... [ read more ]

Most Beautiful Green Areas in Yokohama

Most Beautiful Green Areas in Yokohama

Yokohama is a typical modern Japanese city, with a large metropolitan area; tall and modern buildings, huge shopping districts and amazing sights. But a city with more than 3.7 million inhabitants needs green places as well. All Japanese cities have a significant number of parks and Japanese gardens. These gardens are symbols of the country, as well as parts of Japanese culture. Parks and gardens are important not only for the city's inhabitants, but for tourists and for the environment a... [ read more ]

Fuji Five Lakes or the Most Popular Lake District of Japan

Fuji Five Lakes or the Most Popular Lake District of Japan

As we already know, Japan has surprisingly beautiful landscapes: mountains, volcanoes, shores, lakes and so on. Fuji Five Lakes is one of the most popular tourist destinations of Japan. This place is perfect for both hiking and mountain climbing: the lakes are located at the base of the country's highest mountain, Mount Fuji. Fuji Five Lakes is the collective name of the following lakes: of Kawaguchi, Motosu, Saiko, Shoji and Yamanaka. All these lakes are above the sea level with approxi... [ read more ]

Top 3 Highest Peaks in Japan

Top 3 Highest Peaks in Japan

The relief of The Land of the Rising Sun is not very diverse: about 73% percent of the archipelago's area is covered by mountains. Due to its geographical situation, all these mountains are volcanic, and many volcanoes are considered to be mountains as well. The Japanese Alps are very famous for the hiking and mountain climbing spots. For tourists, it is recommended to climb Japan's highest mountains during spring or summer, because at these heights winter is extremely cold and it is qu... [ read more ]