Top 2 Rural Places around Tokyo

Top 2 Rural Places around Tokyo

Tokyo, the most crowded city in Japan is full of life every day and every night. Living in a populous city is very difficult not only because of stress, but other factors, such as rush or even jobs can give you hard times. Getting away from the city's din is one of the best ways to deal with these problems. Even though Tokyo is a metropolitan area, it is still surrounded with some tiny, calm villages. These are the best destinations for both tourists and the inhabitants of Tokyo. Spending... [ read more ]

Top 3 Rural Destinations in Japan

Top 3 Rural Destinations in Japan

More than 60 percent of Japan's population lives in large cities and metropolitan areas, therefore more people live in urban areas than in rural places.  If we talk about the tourism of Japan, we have to mention several rural sights and destinations as well. Even if the most known sights in Japan are located in cities such as Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, Yokohama, Kobe, etc, sometimes the rural destinations have more purity and pleasure. If someone goes to Japan, they're probably traveling to a ... [ read more ]

Amazing Abandoned Places in Japan Part 2

Amazing Abandoned Places in Japan Part 2

Japan is very rich in abandoned buildings and places, and here they are simply called haikyo, which means 'ruins'. Nothing is more amazing than the sight of different ruins or abandoned buildings, especially for those who are fans of urban explorations. Due to Japan's quick development, dozens, and even hundreds of buildings and establishments became left-behind. Visiting a haikyo nowadays is both amazing and trendy. If you travel to Japan, don't miss to visit at least one famous hayiko. ... [ 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 ]

88 Temple Pilgrimage or a Religious Travel Around Shikoku

88 Temple Pilgrimage or a Religious Travel Around Shikoku

Shikoku Pilgrimage is also called the 88 Temple Pilgrimage (hachijūhakkasho-meguri), a very famous and important 'travel' around the island of Shikoku. The lenght of the pilgrimage is more than 1600 kilometers and it touches 88 Buddhist temples of the island. Besides these temples, there are the so-called bangai or the unnumbered temples, which can also be visited as part of the pilgrimage, but they are not included in the 88. For the pilgrims it is not necessary to visit all the 88 temp... [ read more ]

Most Beautiful Sights of Aogashima Island

Most Beautiful Sights of Aogashima Island

Aogashima is a tiny, but very beautiful volcanic island. It is located in the Philippine Sea and it is part of the Izu Archipelago. With only 200 inhabitants, it is considered to be one of the smallest inhabited islands of the country. This isolated island can be approached by helicopter or by boat. Aogashima,has only one harbor which is quite small and sometimes it can be difficult to rent a boat here. Surprisingly, the island does not have any beaches, because of the high cliffs which... [ read more ]

Top 3 Largest Airports in Japan

Top 3 Largest Airports in Japan

Japan is a very important island country located in the Pacific Ocean. It consists of more than 6800 islands, therefore it can be approached on water or by flight. Nowadays air transport is considered to be better and faster than transportation on water. In February 2012 Japan had 98 airports. 28 of these airports are operated by the central government and the other 27 by local governments. Big cities, such as Tokyo, Osaka or Nagasaki have more than one airport. Here are the 3 largest air... [ read more ]