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12 of the Most Beautiful Places in Japan

Posted on November 24, 2016 in attractions by

Japan is home to an overwhelming number of stunning sights and interesting attractions. It would take several trips or a longer stay to cover most of them. Shortlisting the country’s most beautiful places to see may be a tall order. But here are some of the breathtaking sights you would not want to miss.

Aogashima
Aogashima
Location: Island in Philippine Sea
Highlights: Smallest village in Japan located in a volcanic island in the Philippine Sea, inhabited by roughly 200 people, remote and not easy to access, dreamy view of the night sky from the island

Arashiyama Bamboo Grove
Arashiyama Bamboo Grove
Location: Arashiyama, Kyoto
Highlights: Towering bamboo groves with walking paths for a fairytale-like experience

Blue Pond (Aoiike)
Blue Pond
Location: Biei, Hokkaido
Highlights: Dreamy and otherworldly blue color of the pond, set against a backdrop of enchanting scenery

Gokayama
 Shirakawa-go
Location: Toyama
Highlights: UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its gasshō-zukuri houses with attractions like the traditional villages of Shirakawa-gō close by

Golden Pavilion (Kinkaku-ji)
Kinkaku-ji
Location: Kyoto
Highlights: Zen temple overlooking a pond, striking facade with gold leaf covering its top floors

Hitachi Seaside Park
Hitachi Seaside Park
Location: Ibaraki
Highlights: Daisogen Flower Garden, Giant “Flower Ring” Ferris Wheel, Hitachinaka Nature Forest, Kaori no Tani, Miharashi Area for its nemophilas (baby blue eyes) and kochias (summer cypress) that bloom April to May and October respectively, Rose Garden, Sakyu Garden, Suisen Garden and Tamago no Mori Flower Garden

Itsukushima Shrine
Itsukushima Shrine
Location: Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima
Highlights: Shinto shrine that features a “floating” torii gate

Jigokudani Monkey Park
Jigokudani Monkey Park
Location: Yamanouchi, Nagano
Highlights: Breathtaking scenery, see the wild Japanese macaques (snow monkeys) bathing in the hot springs

Kawachi Fuji Garden
Kawachi Fuji Garden
Location: Kitakyushu, Fukuoka
Highlights: Stunning and whimsical wisteria tunnel, see pink, white and purple wisterias in bloom

Matsumoto Castle
Matsumoto Castle
Location: Matsumoto, Nagano
Highlights: Historic castle also known as Crow Castle (Karasu-jo) for its black facade, Japan’s oldest castle

Mount Kōya
Mount Kōya
Location: Wakayama
Highlights: Touted as Japan’s holiest mountain, the spiritual home of Shingon Buddhism with over 100 temples and monasteries

Nachi Falls
Nachi Falls
Location: Nachikatsuura, Wakayama
Highlights: One of the most popular waterfalls in Japan, the nearby Nachi Taisha Grand Shrine, part of the Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range

Must-See Kinds Of Places To Visit In Japan

Posted on October 8, 2017 in places to go and things to do by

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Wondering how to spend your vacation leave? Why don’t you go and visit East Asia’s Land of the Rising Sun?

You see, Japan is not just best known for its technologies and other advancements in almost every kind of industry known to man. You also see, Japan is not just best known for its businesses and other developments in almost every kind of sector known to man.

It’s also best for its rich history, which ultimately leads to today’s generation of technologies and other advancements, further proving that every inch of history within a place affects the future for the better and makes people who they are right now. It’s even best known for its vibrant culture, which ultimately leads to today’s generation of businesses and other developments, further proving that every bit of culture within a place affects the future for the best and makes people what they are right now.

And then, there are these must-see kinds of places to visit in Japan – and yes, including those needing help sometimes from Pool Cleaner Hub:

Swimming Pools

This especially goes for those who are travelling during the summer months, where every ray of the sun poses an irritating effect on your skin or a burning sensation all over your body for days at worse. Some of the most notable swimming pools in the Land of the Rising Sun include the Osaka Pool in Minato Ward at Osaka Prefecture, which is best known to have hosted the 2000 Four Continents Figure Skating Championship events; and the Yokohama International Swimming Pool in Tsuzuki Ward at Kanagawa Prefecture, which is best known to be the home of B-League basketball team club’s Yokohama B-Corsairs.

Hot Springs

This especially goes for those who are travelling during the winter months, where every grain of the snow poses a flaking effect on your skin or a dehydrating sensation all over your body for days at worse. Some of the most notable hot springs in the Land of the Rising Sun include the Nanakoshima Ryokan in Nachikatsuura at Wakayama Prefecture, which is best known for its scenic ocean views faraway; and the Kusatsu Hot Spring in Kusatsu at Gunma Prefecture, which is best known for its mountain hot water nearby.

Have you ever been to a swimming pool in Japan? How was your experience there? Have you ever been to a hot spring in Japan? How was your experience there as well?

Do you know any other must-see kinds of places to visit in Japan? Let us know in the comments section below!

What Makes Japan Even More Awesome Nowadays

Posted on September 6, 2017 in what's in japan by

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If there’s one country in East Asia worth visiting repeatedly, it would be Japan.

You see, the Land of the Rising Sun is not just best known for its rich history that is mostly evident in the country’s rural scene and even in some of its modern buildings where people are usually enamored with today’s generation of technologies. You also see, Japan is not just best known for its vibrant culture that is mostly evident in the nation’s urban scene and even in some of its traditional structures where people are usually enamored with yesterday’s generation of businesses.

The Land of the Rising Sun is also best known for having no shortage of places to go, one of which is going on a country tour with only a train as means of transportation. Japan is even best known for having no shortage of things to do, one of which is being on a city tour with only a console as means of entertainment.

And by country tour, it means you’ll get to see all those places you’ve only seen from others’ pictures before easily due to Japan’s high-speed, yet safe train system. And by city tour, it also means you’ll get to experience all those things you’ve only heard from others’ stories before conveniently due to Japan’s high-tech, yet sound console system.

Awesome, right?

Here’s what makes Japan even more awesome nowadays:

Its Continuous Technology Advancement

Truly gone are those days where we only get to do most things finished at the end of day by going through everything manually. Now, we get to ride high-speed trains to make going to work more easily. Now, we get to use high-tech consoles to make going through work more conveniently. Now, we also get to use high-tech cars to make going to work more conveniently. Now, we also get to ride high-speed equipment to make going through work more easily.

And the list goes on, where we can also easily explore places like no other and conveniently explore things like never before. That reason alone, indeed, makes Japan even more awesome nowadays.

Its Constant Business Advancement

Truly gone are also those days where we only get to have most things acquired at the end of the day by going through everything manually. Now, we get to use high-tech consoles to make going through things more easily. Now, we get to ride high-speed trains to make going back home more conveniently. Now, we also get to ride high-speed equipment to make going through other things more conveniently. Now, we also get to use high-tech cars to make going back home more easily.

And the list goes on, where we can also conveniently experience other things like no other and easily experience other places like never before. That reason alone, and indeed, makes Japan even more awesome nowadays.

Meanwhile, have you checked out this gaming article yet?

The Awesome People Of Japan

Posted on August 21, 2017 in food by

 

 

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East Asia’s Land of the Rising Sun is not just known for its rich history. This sovereign island country on the Pacific Ocean is also not just known for its vibrant culture.

Japan is best known for its awesome people, who do not only embody the nation’s rich history itself with places to go that go way back into the prehistoric era, but also embody the nation’s vibrant culture with things to do that go way forward into the near future.

Even more so, the awesome people of Japan are:

Traditional, Yet Modern

It’s not every day that we get to visit a country that is deemed traditional, yet also deemed modern at the same time. You see, Japan’s rich history allowed the nation to conserve what’s left of yesterday by making it the kind of place that most tourists include at the top of their bucket lists. You also see, Japan’s vibrant culture allowed the nation to change what’s left of yesterday by making it the kind of place that most businessmen include at the top of their partner lists. Simply put, traditional meets modern made Japan what it is now – a place worth exploring for tourists and a place worth exploring further by businessmen, thanks to the awesome people of Japan who conserved what’s left of yesterday and who changed what’s left of yesterday.

Unassuming, Yet Achieving

It’s also not every day that we get to visit a country that is deemed unassuming, yet also achieving at the same time. Be it when it comes to city attractions such as Tokyo’s Skytree and Osaka’s Dotonburi or country attractions such as Odaiba and Hiroshima, be it when it comes to city activities such as cosplaying during Otaku events and roboting during mecha events or country activities such as hiking during summer and skiing during winter – the awesome people of Japan becomes unassuming to achieving in a blink of an eye. They become world leaders in technology and business. They become role models in tourism and culture. And the best part? They remain this way, as they always have and as they always will.

Do you agree with these points? Why or why not?

Why do you think Japan is what it is now? How do you think Japan became what it is now? What do you think makes Japan what it is now?

Share your thoughts with us below!

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What Makes Japan A Hero Of Today’s Generation

Posted on August 19, 2017 in what's in japan by

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Ever wondered how Japan maintains its number one spot in the technology industry? Ever wondered how Japan also maintains its number one spot in the business industry?

Moreover, ever wondered how Japan maintains its number one spot in the hearts of today’s generation of young people from all over the world?

You see, East Asia’s Land of the Rising Sun is not just well-known for its places to go such as the city side of Tokyo and the country side of Hiroshima. You also see, this sovereign island country located in East Asia is not just well-known for its things to do such as seeing robots during mecha events and experiencing animes during Otaku events.

Japan is renowned for being the world’s center hub for gaming – one that is deemed a hero of today’s generation, especially in a world full of – what most people call – responsibilities.

There’s Nintendo Co., Ltd. by Fusajiro Yamauchi – the one who first introduced us Super Mario and the previous generation of video games that would then become an important part of every millenial’s childhood days such as the Pokemon Color series and the Street Fighter series and the one who first brought us the Family Computer and the previous generation of video game consoles that would then become a significant part of every millenial’s youth days such as the Gameboy and the Gameboy Advance.

Let’s not forget today’s generation of video games such as the latest version of the Legend of Zelda series, Breath of the Wild, which was first released just last March; and video game consoles such as the latest version of the Wii series, Nintendo Switch, which was first released also last March.

There’s also Bandai Namco Entertainment, Inc. by Masaya Nakamura – the one who first introduced us Afro Samurai and the previous generation of video games that would then become an important part of every millenial’s childhood days such as the Tekken series and the Soulcalibur series.

Let’s not forget today’s generation of video games such as the latest version of the Ni no Kuni series, Revenant Kingdom, which is scheduled to be released in January of next year.

Indeed, Japan is a hero of today’s generation – not just in the world of technology and not just in the world of business, but also in the world of gaming that we all know everyone loves to do during their free time.

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Remember These When Visiting Japan

Posted on July 16, 2017 in places to go and things to do by

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Also known as the Land of the Rising Sun, we can’t deny that Japan is everyone’s favorite bucket list destination. Whether you’re someone who loves to watch anime or someone who likes to watch flowers bloom, Japan is one great place to satisfy all your heart’s desires.

That being said, remember these when visiting Japan:

There are indeed lots of places to go.

Japan is not just known for its rich history. It’s also not just known for its vibrant culture. It’s even not just known for its wonderful people. Japan is also known for having no shortage of places to go. You can relive your childhood in DisneySea. You can also revisit their history in Shukkei-en. Moreover, get to see for yourself how vibrant the nation’s culture is and experience for yourself how wonderful the nation’s people are in Dotonburi. Furthermore, witness how Japan survived all these years at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park.

There are indeed lots of things to do.

Whether you’re just planning to rest in the best Tokyo hostel or relax in the best Osaka pub, there’s still no shortage of things to do in Japan. Get to see Japan from up high as you ride Hep Five Ferris Wheel or as you visit Tokyo Skytree. Get to experience Japan from down low as you visit Kenroku-en or as you ride Mt. Tengu’s Ropeway. Moreover, you get to try all sorts of things in Japan with a variety of things to do on the streets itself. Furthermore, there’s Japan’s usual anime expos and other events that showcase how technological the nation has become over the years.

How about you? Have you been to Japan? What was your favorite place to go there? What was your favorite thing to do there?

Do you have any other reminders for those planning to visit Japan?

Let us know in the comments section below!

7 Cities to Visit in Japan

Posted on November 8, 2016 in travel by

Hakone

The Land of the Rising Sun is a treasure trove of attractions waiting to be explored. Picking a destination can be a challenge given the wealth of choices available. With so many to choose from, we pick seven of the many cities and towns across Japan that should be on your bucket list.

Kyoto
Kyoto
Top reasons to go: Kyoto is home to seventeen UNESCO Heritage Sites and numerous temples and shrines each one begging to be explored. It also has the only remaining Geisha district in Japan. Must-see sights include Arashiyama Bamboo Grove, Fushimi Inari-taisha (Fushimi Inari Shrine), Ginkaku-ji (Silver Pavilion), Heian Shrine, Kinkaku-ji (The Golden Pavilion), Kiyomizu-dera, Kyoto Imperial Palace, Kuramadera Temple, Kyoto International Manga Museum, Maruyama Park, Nijō Castle, Nishiki Market, Ryōan-ji, Sanjūsangen-dō, Shimogamo Shrine, Tetsugaku no Michi (Philosopher’s Walk), Toei Uzumasa Eigamura (Toei Kyoto Studio Park), Tōfuku-ji, and more.

Tokyo
Tokyo
Top reasons to go: The juxtaposition of the old and new makes Tokyo a great place to visit and explore. From food, craft beer, shopping, and sightseeing spots, the city is brimming with interesting things to see and experience. Try not to miss some of its best attractions like the Edo-Tokyo Museum, Ghibli Museum, Harajuku, Imperial Palace, Meiji Jingu (Meiji Shrine), Odaiba, Sensō-ji, Roppongi , Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, Tokyo Disneyland, Tokyo DisneySea, Tokyo National Museum, Tokyo Tower, Tsukiji Market, Ueno Park, and Yoyogi Park among many others.

Osaka
Osaka
Top reasons to go: This bustling port city is home to the historic Osaka Castle. It also boasts of delicious street food and a vibrant nightlife. Top sightseeing destinations include Dotonbori, Nakanoshima, Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, Osaka Castle Park, Osaka Science Museum, Ōsaka Tenman-gū, Shitennoji, Tennōji Park, Tsutenkaku, Umeda Sky Building , and Universal Studios Japan.

Hakone
Hakone
Top reasons to go: Hakone may not be a top-of-mind destination for overseas travelers visiting Japan. But it is one place worth adding to the bucket list. Breathtaking scenery, unspoiled nature, onsens, and ryokans are just some of the town’s biggest draws. The Hakone Open-Air Museum, Hakone Shrine, Lake Ashi, and Ōwakudani are must-sees.

Nagoya
Nagoya
Top reasons to go: Nagoya is more known as an industrial hub than a top tourist destination in Japan. But it does not mean that it is lacking in touristy things to see and do. Its many attractions include the Atsuta Shrine, Higashiyama Sky Tower, Hisaya Ōdori Park, Inuyama Castle, Nagashima Spa Land, Nagoya Castle, Nōbi Plain, Ōsu, Ōsu Kannon, Sakae, and SCMaglev and Railway Park.

Kobe
Kobe
Top reasons to go: An urban vibe, top rated beef, and beautiful scenery are just some of the reasons to visit Kobe. The city has its share of ancient shrines, eye-catching modern architecture, delicious cuisines including its delectable marbled beef), and shopping destinations. Among its top attractions are the Arima Onsen, Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum, Harborland & Meriken Park, Ikuta Jinja, Kobe City Museum of Literature, Kobe Port Tower, Nunobiki Falls, Rokkō Island, Tor Road, and Mount Rokkō.

Sapporo
Sapporo
Top reasons to go: Sapporo’s beer, ramen, and annual Snow Festival should be enough reason to go. The city is also known for its skiing destinations. Top sights and must-experience things include the Historic Village of Hokkaido, Moerenuma Park, Mount Moiwa, Nijo Market, Odori Park, Okurayama Observatory, Okurayama Ski Jump Stadium, Sapporo Beer Museum, Sapporo Factory, Sapporo Station, Sapporo Yuki Matsuri (Sapporo Snow Festival), Shiroi Koibito Park, Susukino, and the Tokeidai (Clock Tower).

Introduction

Traveling is a glorious thing. And there is nothing quite like the discoveries and experiences one gets while out and about in an unfamiliar place. On this blog, I am going to share with you travel stories in Japan and beyond. Whether you are planning your first trip overseas or a seasoned traveler looking for the next destination, this site has something for you. To learn more about this website, take a look at our about page.