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Featured Japan Places of Interest Tohoku Visiting

Zao Snow Monsters – Visit Zao Onsen for Creeping Snow Covered Monsters

Zao Onsen is one of the most popular onsen town and ski resort in the Yamagata Prefecture. The highlight for every visitors is the Zao Snow Monsters – ice trees covered with heavy snow, also known as Juhyo. At the height of winter, as freezing winds rushes through the Zao mountain range, thick heavy snow gets …

Featured First Timer Food Japan Kanto (Tokyo) Places of Interest Street food and fast food Visiting

New Year’s Eve Countdown in Japan – 4 Best Ways to Enjoy The Carnival

New Year’s Eve Countdown in Tokyo is one of the most important activity of Tokyoites to welcome the New Year. December winter in Japan is a very joyous month with the occurrence of several widely celebrated festivals such as Christmas and New Year. However, did you know that unlike the other Asian countries which typically …

Japan Kansai (Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, Kobe) Places of Interest Visiting

Arashiyama 嵐山 – Bamboo Groves and Togetsukyo Bridge in Kyoto

Arashiyama in Kyoto prefecture is most famous for its Bamboo Groves and the Togetsukyo Bridge. The area is conveniently connected by at least 4 train stations making it very accessible and frequently visited by even locals living around Kyoto. On this hot summer day, we visited Arashiyama eager to see the world famous bamboo grooves. …

Featured First Timer Japan Places of Interest Visiting

How to play PachiSlot in Japan Pachinko Parlour

The GoGo PachiSlot is my favourite game in a Japanese Pachinko Parlour due to its simplicity and fast paced gaming. A pachinko parlour may seem daunting for new visitors, but it is actually a really fun place to hang out and spend some time, with a chance of winning some dinner money. GoGo Pachislot In …

Castle Japan Kyushu Visiting

Kumamoto Castle 熊本城 – The most famous castle in Kyushu Japan

We visited Kumamoto castle (the third castle of this winter trip) in Kumamoto City, Kyushu, Japan. This is one of the Top 10 castles in Japan, beautiful exterior, large castle ground and a rich display of historical artefacts in the castle itself. The castle and some surrounding stone walls were damaged by a 6.2 magnitude …

Japan Kansai (Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, Kobe) Places of Interest Transport Transport - Self driving Visiting

Anami Kaigan Ancient Rocks – 穴見海岸安山岩

Sometimes, you don’t need a guidebook to explore off the beaten track places in Japan. Like how we discover the ancient rocks at Anami Kaigan, found at the Shin’onsen district of Hyogo Prefecture. While driving from Kinosaki Onsen to Tottori sand dune, we made a pit stop at the road side and saw some weird …

Japan Kanto (Tokyo) Places of Interest Visiting

Cup Noodle Museum Yokohama – A fun and interactive museum for family

For family with kids travelling to Tokyo, a visit to the Cup Noodle Museum in Yokohama is highly recommended. This fun and interactive museum not only showcase the most famous Japanese invention, it is also a place which, stirs the creativity and curiosity within every child and provides a rich educational experience. Cup noodle was …

First Timer Japan Kanto (Tokyo) Places of Interest Visiting

Hanayashiki – A hidden theme park for family in Asakusa Tokyo

Visitors to Japan are familiar with Tokyo Disneyland, Universal Studios in Osaka, or Fuji Q Highland. But do you know that there is a theme park in the center of Tokyo city in Asakusa? Hanayashiki (浅草花やしき) holds the record of Oldest Amusement Park in Japan, dating back to 1853 when it was first started as …

Japan Kyushu Places of Interest Visiting

Kokusai-dori – A 2 KM shopping street in central Naha

Literally meaning “International Road“, Kokusai-dori (国際通り) in Okinawa is a 2 kilometres long shopping street cutting across central Naha. The street is one of the top attractions in Okinawa island attracting visitors from everywhere, especially Taiwan, due to its close proximity (Okinawa is actually closer to Taiwan than Japan). Kokusai-dori is easily accessible from the …