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Elizabeth Sok

Elizabeth is a writer and translator from Canada with a PhD in history. When she’s not running after her little ones, you’ll find her in her garden in Kyushu with a cup of yame-cha and a book.

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Imotori Pond

Imori Pond

Check out one of Japan’s top 100 mountains reflected on Imori Pond.

Lake Hyoko

Lake Hyoko

For birdwatchers and nature lovers, Lake Hyoko is one of the top spots in Niigata Prefecture.

Takeda Shrine

Takeda Shrine

Learn about one of the most powerful clans of Japan’s Warring States period at Takeda Shrine.

Lake Yamanakako

Lake Yamanakako

Enjoy the great outdoors in the shadow of Mount Fuji at Lake Yamanakako.

Arakura Fuji Sengen Shrine

Arakurayama Sengen Park

For the most famous view of Mount Fuji, take a hike up Yamanashi Prefecture’s Arakurayama Sengen Park.

Teradomari Street Market

Teradomari Street Market

For fresh catches from the Sea of Japan, head to Niigata’s Teradomari Street Market!

ABURAYAMA FUKUOKA

Aburayama

With a camping ground, hiking trails, a farm and more, Aburayama has plenty of fun for visitors of all ages.

Suwa Taisha

Suwa Taisha

Suwa Taisha’s four main shrines have been standing amongst the forests and in veneration of Mount Moriya for over a millennium.

Shirahone Onsen

Located in Chubusangaku National Park, its unique milky waters and beautiful scenery are worth the trip.  

Kumobaike Pond

Kumobaike Pond is a must for tourists all year round.

Bihoku Hillside Park

Bihoku Hillside Park

For the best views of seasonal flowers and winter illuminations in Hiroshima.