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 ]

Boat Trips in Kansai

Jul 24, 2023 By Justin Hanus

With so many picturesque waterways spread across the region, Kansai is the perfect Japanese location for a boat trip. Whether you fancy a relaxing cruise or a white-knuckle downriver jaunt,...[ 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 ]

Why Visit Suizenji Park in Kumamoto?

Mar 24, 2023 By Justin Hanus

One of Kumamoto's most popular tourist spots is Suizenji Park, best known for its gardens. Strolling along the paths, over the two stone bridges, and past the ponds filled with...[ Click to read more ]

Chubu Walkathon and International Charity Festival 2023

Mar 05, 2023 By Ray Proper

The Chubu Walkathon is an exciting event that raises money for charity and offers a great family-friendly day in the park for adults and children alike. The Walkathon is not...[ 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 ]

Great Walks in Kumamoto Prefecture

Aug 30, 2022 By Justin Hanus

Kumamoto has to be one of the best destinations in Japan for walks. The number of options available means you’ll never need to repeat the same walk — although you...[ 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 ]

The Climate in Japan

Jul 08, 2015 By

The Japanese people are very fond of saying that Japan has four distinct seasons, and while this does not always strike foreign people as particularly special, it is certainly true. ...[ Click to read more ]