Mount Tsurumi

Specialities Hiking, Nature - Soaring 1375 metres into the sky, Mount Tsurumi is a breathtaking mountain overlooking Beppu City that offers some decent hiking, rare flora and outst...

Gyoda Ancient Lotus Park

Specialities Nature - Imagine stumbling upon something that has been dead for over a millennium and bringing it back to life, and you'll have an idea of what...

Saitama Craft Center

Specialities Art & Design, Hiking, Traditional - "Like this," says a man as he shakes a wooden frame with steady, even strokes. The water drains out from the bottom, leaving a thin...

Kitamoto

Specialities Nature - Although today Kitamoto is an unassuming commuter city, signs of its history as a post station on the old Nakasendo, a route from the Edo period...

Ofuro Cafe Utatane

Specialities Hot springs - Sometimes, all you really need is a day just for yourself. Just you, some coffee, a book, and a hot spring bath... That's where Ofuro Cafe...

Kaho Gekijou Kabuki Theater

Specialities Art & Design, Traditional - Situated in Iizuka in the idyllic rural region of Chikuho, Fukuoka Prefecture, the Kaho Gekijo Kabuki Theatre offers authentic kabuki performances thr...

Mount Tsukuba

Specialities Hiking, Nature - Sure Mt. Fuji is Japan's most famous peak, but Mt. Tsukuba’s beauty is widely recognized as one of Japan’s hyakumeizan or 100 Famous Mountains. Identi...

The Hundred Caves of Yoshimi

Specialities Nature - Though they're called the hundred caves of Yoshimi, there are actually 219 of them in this little town in Saitama. In folklore, it was thought...

Mount Aso

Specialities Hiking, Nature - As the largest active volcano in Japan and one of the largest in the world, Mount Aso is a must-see for anyone traveling in Kumamoto....

Kabukiza Theater

Specialities Traditional - When people think of Japanese theatre, they think of Kabuki: demonic looking masks, elegant kimonos and drums. Although it sets a much slower pace tha...

Shirakawa-go and Gokayama

Specialities Traditional - Do you pine for the sleepy rural lifestyle of Japan’s past, where farmers tended to rice fields at the base of sharp, majestic mountains and...

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