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Nijo Castle: Complete guide to Nijo Castle Kyoto 2020
If you have one day in Kyoto, nijō castle shall appear in your must-see list. The castle lies in the heart of the city of Kyoto and has a very scenic charm owing to the old architecture as well as its many manicured garden that bloom during various periods of the year. The castle also has deep roots in Japanese history and dates back to the 16th century.
TripBlogJan 13, 20201616
The Most Enchanting Postcard Scenery, Ishigaki Island, Okinawa
Ishigaki Island is one of the most famous and lively outlying islands in Okinawa. It is the central island of the Yaeyama Islands. When going to Iriomote-jima, Taketomi-jima, Hateruma-jima, Yonaguni-jima and other such islands, tourists usually depart from Ishigaki Island, which is often referred to as the camp for island hopping tours. There are direct flights from Naha, Miyako, Tokyo and Osaka, and it takes about an hour to fly from Naha Airport to Ishigaki Island.
TripBlogDec 27, 2019077
How to Take A Leisurely Hot Spring in Kyushu
Beppu Hot Springs: Jigoku Spring wonderland Beppu is located in Oita Prefecture and has more than 2,500 hot springs. The water in the hot springs is the most out of all the hot springs in the country. In addition to the hot springs, there is also a landscape called “Eight Hells”. It is smoggy all year round, just like the “purgatory” mentioned in several major religions. "Eight Hells" refers to the Sea Hell, Main Stone Archway Hell, Mountain Hell, Salt Works Hell, Ghost Mountain Hell, White Pool Hell, Blood Pool Hell, Dragon Scroll Hell. Each of the “Eight Hells” has its own characteristics. For example, the spring water in the Blood Pool Hell is blood red as its name suggests.
TripBlogDec 27, 2019084
Exploring Japan's Famous Gourmet Food Culture
If food is an art, Kaiseki Cuisine is the epitome of this school of art. Only items in season are selected. The cuisine placed tremendous importance on the original tastes of the food, refined cutlery, and arrangement. The order in which food is consumed is carefully designed around the theme of Zen Buddhism. All this makes Kaiseki Cuisine much more than just gastronomy, but an art show.
TripBlogDec 27, 20190137
A Trip of a Lifetime to Mt. Fuji, Make a Pilgrimage to its Beauty and Belief
A trip of a lifetime to Mt. Fuji, make a pilgrimage to its beauty and belief.
TripBlogDec 27, 2019091
There is No Time for A Shopping Spree? Let These One-stop Shopping Malls in Tokyo Fill Up Your Suitcase
You have many things to buy but little time on your trip to visit clothing stores, drugstores, supermarkets, and souvenir shops. You can focus your “spending power"at a large one-stop department store or shopping center for a night of shopping. Tokyo has a wide range of shopping venues. Our editor has shortlisted several one-stop shopping malls to ensure you have enough time to play and shop.
TripBlogDec 27, 20190184
A Complete Guide of Otaru (Where to Eat, Drink and Play)
Otaru retains a lot of European architecture and heritage sites. It is well known for its glassware, music boxes, and sushi. It only takes half an hour to travel from Sapporo to Otaru via the JR line. This could be arranged as a day trip, or visitors may prefer to arrange a night stay at the hot spring hotel.
TripBlogDec 27, 20190126
Must-do activities for Hokkaido in the summertime
Hokkaido summers are very interesting. In addition to the blooming flower fields and the lavender flowers, the highlight of summers in Japan is the summer festivals and the firework festivals that become quite lively during this time. You also cannot miss the delicious summer fruit and ice cream.
TripBlogDec 27, 20190252
A Must See List for Dessert Freaks--Tokyo Dessert Tour
In Tokyo, you can taste delicious desserts from all over the world. In addition to the traditional Japanese wagashi, fried dolls, there are also top-ranking desserts from France. These exquisite desserts can not only be enjoyed on site, but also are the best choices as companion gifts.
TripBlogDec 27, 20190196
Experience The Hot Springs in Kyoto’s Most Beautiful Season
Must experience: Modern hot springs Located near Arashiyama Station, Kyoto Arashiyama Onsen Kadensho is a luxurious hot spring hotel full of authentic features of Kyoto. The decorations adopt Japanese tatami, and there are three kinds of high-end guest rooms to choose from: Kyoto house, Kyoto style and modern Kyoto style, all of which are elegant Japanese designs and integrate different degrees of modern sense. There are two large public baths and five private baths in the hotel. In autumn, you can enjoy the beautiful scenery of autumn while soaking in the hot springs.
TripBlogDec 26, 2019053
Visit Osaka with Taiga Drama "Sanada Maru"
Osaka Castle Osaka Castle, also known as Golden City or Prosperous City, is the most famous tourist attraction and symbol of Osaka. After the unification of the Japanese islands, Toyotomi Hideyoshi began to build Osaka City in 1583 to show his power, which was destroyed several times later. The city we see now was rebuilt in 1931. The 12 kilometer long city wall of the moat is piled up with a large number of derrick stones. It is extremely majestic, making Osaka City as solid as gold. The interior of castle tower has been rebuilt into a museum. You can enjoy the rich exhibits of Toyotomi Hideyoshi and Osaka. Here once was the last fortress of Toyotomi Hideyoshi family against the East army.
TripBlogDec 26, 20190109
Stroll Around and Eat at The Local Market
As an island country, the most sufficient resource in Japan is all kinds of seafood. It is said that when you go to a city, you don’t have a deep understanding of it until you walk around the local market. Now, let's take a look at these "salivating" markets in Japan.
TripBlogDec 26, 20190182
Taste the Most Exquisite Kyoto Cuisine
What is “Kyoto cuisine”? In short, it is originated from the traditional cuisine in Kyoto. It is the most authentic and time-honored local cuisine in Japan. Kyoto cuisine stresses on seasons, consisting of tofu, bamboo shoots and vegetables with light taste. Moreover, the cuisine looks exquisite, which is similar to Kaiseki.
TripBlogDec 26, 20190272
Fukuoka Hot Springs: One Soak and You're Hooked
Yufuin Must-try: Volcanic Hot Springs Because of its backdrop against the “Mount Yufu Volcano”, Yufuin is known as one of Japan's most famous streets for hot springs. The hotel is located in the quiet Yufuin hillside.
TripBlogDec 26, 20190352
7 Top Cute Nijigen Restaurants in Tokyo
Tokyo is the capitol of nijigen (ACGN culture: anime, comic, game and novel), with all sorts of anime themed restaurants and cafés springing up everywhere like mushrooms. Here is a selection of 7 over-the-top cutesy restaurants; follow us as we smash through the second dimension warp, and find out if there is any limit to the island nation’s ingenuity!
TripBlogDec 25, 2019076
Enjoy the Beautiful Emerald Sea, and 7 Special Resort Hotels in Okinawa
Okinawa has a long coastline and a large number of beautiful islands. It also has fine beaches with clear water and white sand. You must have heard the names of these beaches: Emerald Beach, Sunset Beach, Sesoko Beach, Naminoue Beach. They are open to the public, especially in summer, where a large number of tourists gather on them. If you want to stay away from the crowds, and quietly sit on a white-sand beach, and if you want to quietly enjoy the blue water, you can stay in these hotels. They are all nice hotels with beautiful beaches.
TripBlogDec 24, 20190406
The Best Cherry Blossom Spots
Every year in the springtime, it’s cherry blossom season in Japan. Starting out from Okinawa in January, the blooming of cherry blossoms gradually moves northward, and following the cherry blossom blooming trail has become a big tourist event in Japan. Below are Japan’s 10 most famous cherry blossom spots, found in the Kanto, Kansai, and Hokkaido regions.
TripBlogDec 23, 2019044
Unusual Watersports in Okinawa Go Diving at the Only (Other) Blue Cave in the World
Unusual Watersports in Okinawa—Go Diving at the Only (Other) Blue Cave in the World
TripBlogDec 23, 2019037
These Hotels in Sapporo are Scenic Spots All on Their Own!
With Sapporo's main tourist sites concentrated neatly together, you can get easy access to most of the hot spots if you stay near the JR (railway) station or Tanukikoji shopping street. The city has numerous high-end boutique hotels that provide both comfortable amenities and a good base for outings. Not only is transportation convenient, but the hotels are unique sights too, both inside and out, so it's worth checking out some of the accommodations before you even set off.
TripBlogDec 23, 2019020
A Bright Color in Winter
Japan's four seasons have their own scenic spots. In addition to watching the snow in winter, there are romantic and dreamy lighting shows waiting for you to see!
TripBlogDec 20, 2019036
Mount Fuji: The Undisputed King of Japan's Mountains
Mount Fuji, about 2.5 hours' drive from Tokyo, is not only the most well-known and tallest mountain in Japan, but also a well deserved symbol of Japan. In recent years, climbing Mount Fuji has become a major craze. In addition, you can go to Lake Kawaguchi and Oshino Hakkai to enjoy hot springs and experience the most exciting Fuji-Q Highland Amusement Park.
TripBlogDec 19, 20190114
A Guide to the Best Aquariums in Japan
Aquarium, a place full of girlish romance, becomes a summer resort in summer. Parents and children can explore the unknown underwater world here, so that children learn about lovely marine creatures, and lovers can go on dates here to meet unknown touched emotions and create sweet memories. Japan is a place with many wonderful aquariums which are waiting for us to visit. Let's explore the dreamy underwater world together!
TripBlogDec 19, 2019029
A Guide to Tokyo's Ginza and the Tsukiji Outer Market
Japanese cuisine pays attention to raw and fresh food, among which, sushi and Kaisen Don are the two most representative delicacies. In Tokyo, you can taste fresh and affordable sushi and seafood feasts. Most of the popular sushi restaurants are located in the Tsukiji Fish Market and Ginza.
TripBlogDec 19, 2019058
Must-Do Activities
Hiroshima, once a war-torn City, has many scenic spots to visit besides the remains caused by the explosion of an atomic bomb. Of course, Miyajima, not far from Hiroshima, should definitely be visited. There are world heritage sites, the Itsukushima Shrine, cute sika deer, and the natural and pristine Mt. Misen. After climbing to the top of the mountain, you can also overlook the beautiful scenery of the inland sea of Seto.
TripBlogDec 18, 2019067
Special Theme Parks You must Visit when You Come to Tokyo
Special theme parks you must visit when you come to Tokyo
TripBlogDec 18, 20190133
Visit The Crossroads From Slam Dunk. A List of the Must-Visit Places in the Anime Holy Land of Tokyo
Tokyo is the well-deserving capital of anime, and in addition to having well-known places for shopping, such as Akihabara and Odaiba, it also has the Ghibli Museum. Nearby is Kamakura, which is the setting of Slam Dunk, and Hakone, the setting of EVA, all of which are popular places for tours to the holy land of anime.
TripBlogDec 17, 20190105