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“Kyukamura Fuji,” Shizuoka Lodging with a View of Mt. Fuji from Every Room

Do you want to spend time enjoying delicious foods and looking over a gorgeous view in a peaceful place surrounded by nature? This article will be introducing “Kyukamura Fuji,” which is just the place for those things.
Kyukamura Fuji is an onsen (hot spring) hotel on the side of Shizuoka Prefecture’s Lake Tanuki, and every guest room has a view of Mt. Fuji.
Gorgeous, majestic nature surrounds the hotel. However, anything you may need, like meals, is all available at the hotel.
Spend some relaxing time here and forget about the fatigue and pressure of everyday life.

The Tai Matsuri Festival in Toyohama, Aichi Prefecture

Located at the tip of the Chita Peninsula in Aichi Prefecture, Toyohama faces the Ise Bay.
Blessed by the bounty of the sea, this port is famous for its storied summer festival. Known as Tai Matsuri, this festival is held to pray for a good catch and safety on the seas.

See Remnants of Japan’s History Through Gassho-Zukuri Architecture at the World Heritage Site of Gokayama in Toyama Prefecture

Gokayama is located in Nanto City, Toyama Prefecture, and is home to two gassho-zukuri settlements, Ainokura and Suganuma.
“Gassho-zukuri” is the name of a historically valuable and unique type of architecture with pitched roofs that are similar in shape to hands clasped in prayer. Gassho-zukuri settlements can only be found in these snowy and mountainous areas. The Gokayama Settlement and Gifu Prefecture’s Shirakawa-go were registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1995.

Enjoy an authentic Japanese experience in Kanazawa. ~ Higashi tea house district and Kazuemachi tea house district~

Kanazawa is the main city of Ishikawa prefecture. Ishikawa is located in the centre of Japan’s main island. This region is called Hokuriku. In 2015 Japan Rail started to operate the Hokuriku Shinkansen(bullet train) line. Now we can access Kanazawa station from Tokyo in only 2.5 hours!
This time I journeyed through Kanazawa’s popular tourist spots, the Higashi tea house district and the Kazuemachi tea house district.