Fascinating Towns Near Kyoto: Otsu, Uji, & Fushimi

Jul 24, 2023 By Justin Hanus

As the former capital of Japan, Kyoto is a huge city with plenty of things to see, but sometimes you may want a change of scenery and perhaps a bit...[ Click to read more ]

Getting in Tents: Camping Around Hiroshima

Jul 22, 2023 By Bert Wishart

Finally, the heat and humidity of the summer have dissipated, and we can all get outside and enjoy the fresh air without losing half our body weight to sweat! This...[ Click to read more ]

Aso-Kuju: Kumamoto’s Breathtaking Park

Jul 01, 2023 By William Farrow

For residents of Kyushu, the outdoors and nature are always nearby. A far cry from the large cities of Honshu, people can expect a rich abundance of activities and places...[ Click to read more ]

Best Zoos, Farms and Aquariums in Kumamoto

Jan 20, 2023 By Justin Hanus

Spending time with nature and observing diverse animals and creatures in zoos and aquariums is a great way of relaxing for a few hours and providing entertainment and education for...[ Click to read more ]

Koyo, or Fall Colors in Kobe

Oct 20, 2022 By Admin

Visitors flock to Japan in spring to see the cherry blossoms, but the leaves changing color in fall are just as impressive. Called koyo in Japanese, it is as much...[ Click to read more ]

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Koyo, or Fall Colors in Tokyo

Oct 16, 2022 By Jason Gatewood

One great thing about Japan is that all four seasons' splendor can be appreciated wherever you live. And this heightened awareness of seasonal beauty is complemented nicely by Japan's plentiful...[ Click to read more ]

Korankei Gorge Fall Colors

Koyo, or Fall Colors in Nagoya

Oct 14, 2022 By Ray Proper

The Japanese are very conscious of the seasons changing around them, often celebrating little, or not so little, milestones between each to mark the transitions between their much-touted "4 distinct...[ Click to read more ]

Autumn Festivals in Hiroshima

Aug 31, 2022 By Justin Hanus

Autumn is a season sprinkled with many festivals across the world. The hot summer has passed, and we experience cooler temperatures and that lush gold tinge for a few months...[ Click to read more ]

Koyo, or Fall Colors in Hiroshima

Oct 15, 2021 By Bert Wishart

The Japanese are proud of the four distinct seasons that Japan offers and is very conscious of changing the seasons around them. They often celebrate little, or not so little,...[ Click to read more ]

“Take a hike!” in Hiroshima

Sep 29, 2021 By Michael Stigall

If you arrive in or depart Hiroshima Station from the East on one of the local trains or Shinkansen, you can see a large silver pagoda on the top of...[ Click to read more ]