Author: Japan Guides

  • Top 10 Hotels Near Tokyo Sky Tree

    Hotels near Tokyo Skytree, Tokyo Keisei Richmond Hotel Tokyo Oshiage Hotel in Sumida Ward, Tokyo (0.3 km from Tokyo Skytree) Keisei Richmond Hotel Tokyo Oshiage features air-conditioned rooms with satellite flat-screen TV in the Sumida Ward district of Tokyo. This 3-star hotel offers a 24-hour front desk. 9.1 Superb 560 reviews Price from ¥13,500 per…

  • Nagoya Noh Theater: The World’s Largest Noh Theater

    Nagoya Noh Theater: The World’s Largest Noh Theater

    Here you can enjoy the world of Noh in the world’s largest dedicated Noh Theater. The Nagoya Noh theater features an elegant exterior in a Japanese architectural style suitable for Noh performances, a wood-scented interior, and a Noh stage built from Kiso Hinoki cypress. There is spacious seating for 630 people. The Noh stage is…

  • Mt. Sukawadake and Mt. Kurikomayama

    Mt. Sukawadake and Mt. Kurikomayama

    Mt. Kurikomayama (1628 m) extends over parts of Iwate, Akita, Yamagata, and Miyagi prefectures. On the Iwate side, it is called Mt. Sukawadake, and in the mid-slope are the Sukawa Highlands with many great hot springs. Every year, after the mountain is opened to climbers in May, many Sukawa fans flock to enjoy its nature,…

  • Iwate Prefecture Travel Guide

    Iwate Prefecture Travel Guide

    Iwate, is the largest prefecture on the Main Island of Honshu, in the northeastern section of Honshu. It faces Aomori Prefecture on the north, Akita Prefecture on the West, Miyagi Prefecture on the south, and borders the Pacific Ocean on the east. Iwate stretches 122km from east to west and 189km from north to south.…

  • The Famous Mochi Rice Cakes Of Ichinoseki

    The Famous Mochi Rice Cakes Of Ichinoseki

    Ichinoseki’s Famous Mochi Cuisine Has the Greatest Variety in Japan. The mochi cuisine of Ichinoseki dates back to the Edo period. There are over 300 types of recipes; some of the standard fillings and toppings -include sweet bean paste, sesame, soybean flour, and walnuts;-more unusual ones include grated daikon radish, ginger, marsh shrimp, perilla, and…

  • Gembikei and Geibikei Gorges

    Gembikei and Geibikei Gorges

    In the Ichinoseki area of Iwate Prefecture are two river gorges, which can be reached by bus or car. Gembikei Gorge is west of Ichinoseki and is filled with numerous waterfalls; you can walk through it. There are also hot springs here and several inns. The Geibikei Gorge is east of Ichinoseki and is much…

  • Shizuoka: The Green Tea Center Of Japan

    Shizuoka: The Green Tea Center Of Japan

    Shizuoka is the largest producer of this national beverage. You too can become a tea expert, as you learn about Tea. Green tea could be called the “national beverage” of Japan. So you’ve come to the right place to try this delicious and healthful drink; Shizuoka prefecture produces half of all the tea grown in…

  • Best Festivals in Mie Prefecture

    Best Festivals in Mie Prefecture

    Mie prefecture is home to many fascinating festivals. Here’s our list of the best of them. Geita Festival Held at dawn on New Year’s Day, this festival features men holding aloft white sun-shaped rings made from silverberry wood on bamboo poles. Festival Season/Date: January 1 Festival Venue and Getting There: Kamijima-town, Toba-city. Forty-five minutes by…

  • A Brief History of Shizuoka City

    A Brief History of Shizuoka City

    B.C.6-B.C.5 some people inhabited the region blessed with a warm climate. B.C.3 they came to know to utilize not only stone-made tools but metal-made ones and began to settle someplace where they could produce rice as their main food. “Toro Ruine” now reveals to you their dwellings, rice fields, tools, and granaries of an ancient…

  • Iwaki LaLa Mew

    Iwaki LaLa Mew

    Enjoy the charm of the new Port of Onahama at Iwaki La La Mew, a facility that provides tourist information about Iwaki and has a fresh fish market with plenty of restaurants where you can enjoy the freshest seafood dishes, and there is even a terminal for day cruises right outside. Opening Hours: 9:00am to…

  • Gamagori Hot Spring Area Guide

    Gamagori Hot Spring Area Guide

    Facing Mikawa Bay surrounded by Atsumi and Chita Peninsulas, Gamagori is one of Tokai Area’s leading tourist spots. Many people visit the city throughout the year because of its calm sea, mild climate, and beautiful scenery. Miya Miya Onsen (hot spring resort area) which overlooks Mikawa Oshima (island) is situated at the foot of Kobosan…

  • Aichi Arts Center, Museum And Theater

    Aichi Arts Center, Museum And Theater

    Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art opened in 1992 on the 10th floor of Aichi Arts Center and exhibits its collection of Japanese and international arts objects from the early 20th century to date in the exhibition of the holding collection. Located in Nagoya’s downtown Sakae area, this large cultural complex brings together a variety of…

  • Nagoya Anpanman Children’s Museum and Park

    Nagoya Anpanman Children’s Museum and Park

    Nagoya Anpanman Children’s Museum & Park opened, in April 2010, right next door to Nagashima Spaland. Nagoya Anpanman Children’s Museum & Park is true to the character Anpanman’s message of love and bravery”, “friendship and kindness”. This is a magical place that puts a big smile on children’s faces. If s a place where moms…

  • What To Eat In Mie

    What To Eat In Mie

    Mie is a haven of fresh delicacies from the sea and mountains. Here you’ll find a dish to suit your tastes whatever they might be. Matsusaka Beef (Matsusaka-city) This high-quality beef is from a select “kuroushi” breed of cattle, which are fattened on beer and massaged in order to enhance the texture of the meat.…

  • Shida Hama Beach on Lake Inawashiro

    Shida Hama Beach on Lake Inawashiro

    Nearby tourist attractions include the Urabandai area’s lakes and marshes, Noguchi Memorial Museum, Aizu Folk Museum, Kamegajo Park, Tenkyokaku, the monument of Sanchu-hi, Hanitsu Shrine, and Kobiragata-Tenmangu Shrine. The Shida Beach (Shida-hama) is on the east shore of Lake Inawashiro along Route 49. Restaurants, souvenir shops and inns stand on a sandy beach. Enjoy swimming,…

  • The Tastes of Hamamatsu: Food Guide

    The Tastes of Hamamatsu: Food Guide

    Lake Hamana specialties such as grilled eel and turtle cuisine are plentiful so visitors don’t forget the taste of Hamamatsu. Trying these dishes is one aim of most of the city’s tourists. The Hamamatsu area is also famous for the production of high-quality green tea, mandarin oranges, melon, and other fruits. Thanks to the bountiful…

  • Spa Resort Hawaiians: The Word’s Largest Outdoor Hot Spring

    Spa Resort Hawaiians: The Word’s Largest Outdoor Hot Spring

    Spa Resort Hawaiians is a large leisure park that utilizes the natural hot springs of the area. In the large dome, the temperature is set at 28 degrees Celsius all year round, creating a Hawaiian atmosphere. The Largest Outdoor Hot Spring In The World The site is 6 times as big as Tokyo Dome and…

  • Cape Hirakubozaki and Tamatorizaki Observation Points On Ishigaki Island

    Cape Hirakubozaki and Tamatorizaki Observation Points On Ishigaki Island

    Tamatorizaki Observation Deck Tamatorisaki observatory is located in the northeast district of Ishigaki Island, on the heights, it overlooks the Pacific Ocean. Along the greenway to the observatory, the hibiscus has bloomed all over. The whole view of Funakuyaa, which continues to the Hirakubo peninsula, can be overlooked from the observatory. An excellent spot for…

  • Nasu Highland and Nakagawa Guide

    Nasu Highland and Nakagawa Guide

    Nasu Town (Nasu-machi) is located in the northernmost area of Tochigi prefecture. The town is about 180km distant from metropolitan Tokyo, or halfway between Tokyo and Sendai. The town stretches out on the foot of the Nasu range of mountains and a row of Yamizo Mountains where Chausu-dake Mountain (1915 m), the main peak of…

  • Shizuoka Spring Festivals Guide

    Shizuoka Spring Festivals Guide

    Here’s our list of the best Festivals going on in Shizuoka Prefecture in Spring in the months of March, April and May. March Okichi Memorial Festival, Shimoda City (Shimoda-shi) Festival Period: March 27 The geisha in Shimoda offers a mass on behalf of Tojin Okichi, who was appointed by the Japanese government to serve as…

  • Hiking in Hokkaido Guide

    Hiking in Hokkaido Guide

    Hokkaido is the northernmost island in Japan representing 22% of Japan’s total land mass and only 5% of its population. It consists of one large island and 5 smaller islands. There are six national parks, five quasi-national parks, and twelve prefectural parks. Hokkaido is blessed with arguably the most magnificent natural beauty in Japan. Furthermore,…