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Japan Shikoku Visiting

Yokai House Rest Stop near Roadside Station Oboke

While returning from our visit to the Iya Valley, we drove to a roadside rest stop near Oboke station that has a Yokai House and a Museum of Rocks and Minerals. Yokai are monsters and ghosts in traditional Japanese folklores. Children grew up reading Yokai stories and some characters were made popular by manga and …

Japan Places of Interest Shikoku Visiting

Naruto Whirlpool – Visiting at the wrong timing

Found at the Naruto straits between the Shikoku main island and the Awaji island, is a natural occurring tidal whirlpool known as the Naruto Whirlpool (鳴門の渦潮). The whirlpools are formed when water from different sea and the Pacific Ocean meets at this location. The unique underwater seabed causes the different water to create a spinning …

Japan Places of Interest Shikoku Visiting

Sugi-no-Osugi The Tallest Cedar Tree in Japan, Kochi

In our last trip across Shikoku island in Japan, we dropped by Osugi town in Kochi prefecture to visit a local attraction in Sugi-no-Osugi, a 3000 years old cedar tree known to be the tallest in the whole country. This cedar tree sits in the middle of a residential area in Osugi town, far away …

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Amazing Shikoku trip – Discover the beauty of nature

Finally, we made our first trip to the island of Shikoku in Japan. Shikoku is is one of the four main islands of Japan, the other three being Hokkaido, Honshu, and Kyushu. There are 4 prefectures (Kagawa, Ehime, Tokushima, Kochi) on Shikoku and is well connected to the Honshu main land by multiple suspension bridges. …

Japan Places of Interest Tohoku

Remembering 3.11 Japan Tohoku Earthquake in a unique way

Subway halt On 11 March, 2.46pm Japanese local time, trains on major subway lines came to an emergency halt, as part of a training drill, and also as a reminder for the 8th anniversary of the 3.11 Tohoku Earthquake. The subway lines involved were from within Tokyo and surroundings, including the Metro line, Toei line, …

Japan Kyushu Places of Interest

Gundam 40 years anniversary exhibit at Hakata, Fukuoka, Japan

Mobile Suit Gundam celebrates its 40th anniversary this year and fans of the popular anime series can enjoy an exhibit held at JR Hakata City from 13th – 31th March. First broadcast started in 1979, the Mobile Suit Gundam Series spans decades of works from TV, anime, manga, and movies. Gundam even predates the Transformers by …

Chubu Japan Places of Interest Visiting

Shirakawago in Summer

Most people know Shirakawago (白川郷) as the traditional gassho houses with thick snow covered thatched roof in winter. But visiting Shirakawago in the Summer can be fun too and brings out a different flavour of the UNESCO World Heritage site. The Shirakawago area receives heavy snowfall during winter with temperature dropping below 0 and roads and …

Hokkaido Japan Places of Interest Visiting

Sapporo Snow Festival – 70th Edition 2019

This year, Sapporo Snow Festival is going into its 70th edition. The yearly event attracts million of visitors to the city of Sapporo in Hokkaido to witness the most famous winter festival in Japan. We visited the 65th edition of Sapporo Snow Festival back in 2014 and had a wonderful time there. The Sapporo Snow Festival, …

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12 Osaka and Kyoto Travelling Tips – Introducing all our past experience in the region

Osaka and Kyoto are hugely popular yet very different cities in Kansai region. If you prefer a cultural experience, you will definitely enjoy Kyoto! Here, let’s run through some of our past experience in the Kansai region. Shinsaibashi/Dotonbori satisfy all your cravings for Japanese street food and foodie backdrop for selfies! Visiting Kyoto 1) Kyoto …