Just like the rest of Tohoku, Akita is well-known for its long and snowy winter, a feature also shared by our destination city, Oga. Oga, located in the Oga peninsula and bordered by the sea to the north, west and south, is nationally known for the Namahage Sedo festival, a unique traditional celebration held every February, when in spite of Akita's cold weather people gather to enjoy the festival's colorful performances and attractions.
We talked to Mr. Shinya Yamagata about his motivations for co-organizing the Tokyo Rainbow Pride that is held at Yoyogi Park every year. The event contributes to creating a society where it is completely normal for people to identify as LGBT and live without being affected by their identity, gender or sexual orientation.
Visit Akiyoshidai Karst plateau, a unique natural monument in Yamaguchi prefecture. Yamaguchi is a prefecture full of nationally designated natural monuments; the Karst plateau being one of them.
Fukui Prefecture has some remarkable food, especially known for its taro called “Kamisho Satoimo” from Ono City. Here are some Fukui food you should try and home recipes with Kamisho Satoimo!
Nishi-Izu, on the coastline, is rich in its variety of natural sea caves and islands. One of the most popular spots is the tensodou, where you can get yourself sucked into the mystical scenery of a blue cave while onboard a cruise boat. You should try a sea cave cruise in Nishi-izu when you visit in Japan.
- Apr, 17, 2019
Have you ever seen the mystery flying castle in the sky? There is an amazing fantastic landscape on the Kageyama Mountain, which is called the Echizen Ono Castle. You have to be lucky enough to see the fantastic view by yourself. There are three conditions that needed to be met in order to see the flying castle. The more details will be in the article.
- Apr, 16, 2019
There are over 500 different ski resorts to choose from people looking to enjoy winter sports in Japan. With resorts spread across the entire country, each with their unique features and activities for the visitors to enjoy, there is certainly one for you.
- Apr, 15, 2019
We often hear of Japan because of its high-technology, but what really makes it special is the amazing beauty of the nature and landscapes found in Japan.
- Apr, 12, 2019
JMSDF (Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force) Kure Museum and Yamato Museum are located in Kure City. JMSDF is the Japanese Navy and the Yamato was the biggest battleship in the world during the second War World. They kept a submarine and the Yamato battleship both of which were used during the war in the museum. You can actually go inside and see the submarine. It is a great chance to explore and understand Japanese war.
- Apr, 11, 2019
Matsuyama Castle, a Japanese castle in Ehime Prefecture, is one of the most famous castles amongst all of the 200 castles that remain in Japan.
- Apr, 10, 2019
The beauty of Snow Festivals in Japan: ideas and insights about of one of Japan's most exciting winter attractions.
- Apr, 9, 2019
Kumamoto is a foodie’s paradise, with a variety of delicious food, ranging from fresh local produce to amazing ramen. Read this article to know exactly the best things to eat in Kumamoto!
- Apr, 8, 2019
Capybaras taking open-air baths are a peaceful Japanese-style exhibition that attracts many visitors, both foreign and domestic. Don't miss cute and funny capybaras in a zoo in Japan
- Apr, 5, 2019