Author: Japan Guides

  • Location of Mutsu City

    Location of Mutsu City The city of Mutsu is located in the heart of Shimokita Peninsula, the northern region of Aomori Prefecture. Bordered on the east by the village of Higashidori, on the west by the town of Kawauchi, to the north by the town of Ohata, and to the south by the town of Yokohama, Mutsu has […]

  • Shakotan Peninsula, Shakotan-town (Shakotan-cho) The Shakotan Peninsula’s jagged coastline holds back the transparent sea. The area including Cape Ogon, Cape Kamui and Cape Shakotan was designated as Hokkaido’s only undersea park in 1972. Cape Shakotan is a coast of cliffs 100 to 200 meters high that overlook the rough but beautiful Sea of Japan. The area includes the […]

  • How To Travel To Mitsu City In Aomori From Tokyo: Tokyo Station Yamanote Line to Hmamatsu-cho ¨Tokyo Monorail to Haneda Airport ¨Airplane(01:10) to Misawa Airport ¨Express train(00:30) to Noheji Station Ominato Line(01:10) to Ominato Station Total Time: 5:39 Tokyo Station Yamanote Line to Hamamatsu-cho Tokyo Monorail to Haneda Airport Airplane(1:00) to Aomori Airport Express train(0:30) to Noheji Station Ominato Line(01:10) to Ominato […]

  • Kawauchi Town (Kawauchi-machi) of Mutsu City (Mutsu-shi)

    Kawauchi Town (Kawauchi-machi) of Mutsu City (Mutsu-shi) Kawauchi River runs right through the interior of the Shimokita Peninsula. Kawauchi River Valley is located in Kawauchi, Mutsu-City. Whooper Swans (Cygnus cygnus), pot-billed Duck are seen in Kawauchi fishing Harbor. The valley takes on a different beauty with each season, especially in spring and fall it is so beautiful with bright colors of […]

  • Ishigaki Coral Reefs in Ishigaki Island, Yaeyama Islands

    Ishigaki Coral Reefs in Ishigaki Island, Yaeyama Islands

    It is the department of Hama coral, and has various colors such as yellow or brown or green or blue, and it is the colony branch coral and it grows up to be the huge hemispherical colony, which exceeds the diameter of 2m. The section of a branch is circular and as for a tip, […]

  • Iriomote Island of Yaeyama Islands

    Iriomote Island of Yaeyama Islands

    Iriomote is an island of untouched natural beauty that can be seen by swimming, biking, kayaking, driving, and hiking. Iriomote Island is often refrred to as to “Galapagos of Japan”, because of its rich mangrove woods. In fact, the 130km circumference island is a national park and environmentally protected. The population is living along the […]

  • Kabira Bay/Park – Black pearl, Kabira shell mound in Ishigaki Island, Ishigaki City (Ishigaki-shi), Yaeyama Islands

    Kabira Bay/Park – Black pearl, Kabira shell mound in Ishigaki Island, Ishigaki City (Ishigaki-shi), Yaeyama Islands The mold bay facing the northwest end of the Ishigaki Island are most beautiful bay on the Ishigaki Island. Swimming is forbidden at this bay because of the black pearl cultivation, but ride on a glass bottom boat and look and enjoy the coral reef in the sea, it is the place of the […]

  • Chikumagawa River Front Sport Garden, Nagano City (Nagano-shi)

    Chikumagawa River Front Sport Garden, Nagano City (Nagano-shi) Outline of Facilities Roller Skating Rink: Japan Roller Skating League Official Skating Rink Turget Bird Golf Course: 18 Hole, Par 72 Regular Course Free Open Space: You can enjoy barbecue etc. Management House Softball Field (2 Fields) Rugby Field (This can be used for Rugby or American Football) Soccer Field Turget Bird Golf Course […]

  • Nagano City (Nagano-shi) Area

    Nagano City (Nagano-shi) Area

    Nagano City (Nagano-shi, 長野市), (pop. 361,000), is the political and economic center of Nagano Prefecture. Nagano is the capital city of Nagano Prefecture, situated in the northern part of the prefecture near the junction of the Chikuma River and the Sai River, on the main island of Honshu, Japan. Its central location makes it a […]

  • Aogaki Park Public Pool, Nagano City (Nagano-shi)

    Aogaki Park Public Pool, Nagano City (Nagano-shi) Outline of Facilities The pool overlooks Mount Minakami, Zou, and Iizuna, giving you spectacular views in the distance. Everyone from children to adults can enjoy various kinds of activities. For example, there is a grand water slide, water toys, an amusement complex etc. Water slide with a spiral stream (63.40 meters long), spiral water […]

  • Japanese Inn Type (Minshuku) – Lodging in Ishigaki Island of Ishigaki City (Ishigaki-shi)

    Inns in this category make use of Japanese and/or western style rooms and facilities. Sudomari no Yado (Tabi MORE) Phone: 0980-83-6543 All private rooms. Kitchen and shower room available for use. Pick up/drop off service available. Long stay discount available. Two twin type rooms available. Minami no Yado Fu~ka Phone: 0980-83-9288 Private rooms […]

  • Hamakita Area of Hamamatsu, Hamamatsu City

    Hamakita Area of Hamamatsu, Hamamatsu City

    Hamamatsu is well-known for its industrial production, particularly musical instruments, motorcycles, and textiles. In this area, there are plant and flower theme parks, history museums, and industrial tourism facilities where you can visit local factories. Hamakita Area, which leads to central Hamamatsu by Enshu Railway, provides many tourist attractions including Shizuoka Prefectural Forest Park and […]

  • Hokkaido Onsen Hot Springs

    This park consists of Toya, Shikotsu, Noboribetsu and Jozankei hot springs. There are various volcanoes, caldera lakes and hot springs to visit. It is the closest National Park to Sapporo, making it one of the most popular tourist destinations in Hokkaido. This lake is surrounded by hot springs and is a popular resort area throughout […]

  • Introduction to Akita Prefecture

    Introduction to Akita Prefecture

    Profile of Akita Prefecture Located in the northeast part of Honshu Island on the Japan sea side,Akita Prefecture shares the same latitude with Beijing,Madrid and New York.Nestled in steep,high mountains,Akita is bordered on the north by Aomori Prefecture,the east by Iwate Prefecture and on the south by Miyagi and Yamagata Prefectures.The Sea of Japan borders […]

  • Ikeda Wine Castle, Ikeda Town (Ikeda-cho)

    The Wine Castle, which recalls an ancient European castle, stands on a hill that commands a panoramic view of the Tokachi plains. The annual number of visitors to the castle, the symbol of Tokachi wine, exceeds 70,000. On the third floor is a municipal restaurant that offers wine and Ikeda beef. In autumn, the Autumn […]

  • Things To Do in Tokiwa-machi (Tokiwa town), Tamura-shi (Tamura City)

    Things To Do in Tokiwa-machi (Tokiwa town), Tamura-shi (Tamura City)

    Beetle Nature Garden at Kodomonokuni Kids Village – Mushi-Mushi Land, a theme park built in the deep mountains of Tamura that includes amusement rides and insect observatories. For nature-loving children it is a beetle-shaped dome studio named the “Beetle-Watching Natural Park,” the first of its kind in Japan. You will find beetle kit, grubs, instruction […]

  • Migita-hama (Migita Beach) Camping Ground

    Migita-hama (Migita Beach) Camping Ground

    Tourist attractions such as the Man-yo Botanical Garden and Manogawa Gorge are nearby. On the opposite shore across the Manogawa River is the Kaiyo Center where a swimming pool, as well as rental yachts, canoes and windsurfing gear are available. Essential Info: Municipality: Kashima Town Parking: Available, At Auto-camping site Parking: 35 to 40 cars […]

  • Kiga Onsen Area

    Kiga Onsen Area Road to Kiga is connecting Miyanoshita and Miyagino, near the starting point of the present National Route 138. Kiga Onsen, which is a source of the bath water, has a long and istinguished history. The water has once been presented to Shogun the Tokugawa family in the Edo Era. Before the great fire of […]

  • Gora Onsen Area, Kanagawa Hot Springs This resort area is located at the foot of Mt. Soun. It’s a great place to check out Daimonji Yaki in the middle of August. During this time a huge bonfire is lit on the mountainside. Getting there: Hakone Tozan Line to Gora Station (Gora Station, Hakone, Ashigarashimo District, Kanagawa Prefecture 250-0408, Japan) Hotel […]

  • Yamanashi Travel Information

    Yamanashi Prefecture is located near the center of Honshu, the main island of Japan. It has an area of 4462 square kilometers, and a population of about 880,000. Seventy-eight percent of the prefecture is covered with forests, it includes four national and quasi-national parks such as the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park. Mountain climbing and soaking in […]

  • Atsuta Shrine, Atsuta Jingu Museum (Treasre Hall) in Jingu Atsuta is deified as it worships the kusanagi (Grass-mowing) Sword. It is one of the three Sacred Treasures of the Imperial Family. The shrine, with an area of 190,000 sq.m. is surrounded by hundreds of trees. Some of them are aged around 1000 years old. Within the precincts of the shrine, there are historical […]