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This Summer, Take an Economical Bus to Visit Tohoku's Recommended Waterside Tourist Spots!Read Later
Summer has finally arrived, but at Tohoku's watersides, even summer is cool. Adding to its appeal, visitors can fully enjoy the bounties of nature here! This article will introduce spots around the Tohoku region that are recommended in the summer. Coming from Tokyo, it's convenient and economical to use the JR EAST PASS, which can now be used on buses, too!
Only 90 minutes from Tokyo. In Shizuoka prefecture, there is a small river called Kakitagawa at the bottom of Mt. Fuji. It’s a short river only 1.2 km long total, but with its water so transparent, you can clearly see the bottom of the river.
Osaka’s “Hirakata Park” is a hugely popular theme park with over 40 different attractions. Go have a blast at their summertime pool, “The Boon”!
It also makes for a great spot for photos to upload onto social media!
The “Fuji Subaru Line 5th Station” in Yamanashi Prefecture is the trailhead that leads to the Yoshida route up Mt. Fuji. “Fujikyu Unjokaku” is a facility with restaurants and shopping, located near the 5th station at an altitude of 2,305 meters.
This time, we will be introducing a capsule hotel located in that very facility, “Lodge Fujiyama.”
To Travel on the Tokaido Sanyo Shinkansen, Book Tickets Easily with smartEX! (Osaka Departure Edition)Read Later
Osaka is a good place to enjoy delicious food and a unique atmosphere. If you're coming all the way to Japan, why not stretch your legs and explore beyond Osaka? Take the Tokaido Sanyo Shinkansen (bullet trains) to travel safely and quickly to all these popular tourist destinations: Hiroshima, Kyoto, Nagoya, Tokyo and Mount Fuji. With the free smartEX app, it's easy to book Shinkansen tickets. In this article, I'll show you how!
Attention all: Okinawa’s rainy season has come to an end, and the blue skies and warm waters are beckoning you! It’s officially “beach party” season. In Okinawa, a “beach party” refers to a BBQ on the beach.
Nagano Prefecture’s Lake Suwa is famous for being a great location to launch fireworks. That very lake is where firework creators from across Japan compete in displays using fireworks crafted with innovative ideas and technologies. The fireworks, with the craftsmen’s passions built into them, are launched along with messages and music, and the sight is truly a moving work of art. Around 18000 fireworks are planned to be set off over a period of about an hour and a half.
Kakunodate Matsuri’s Yama Gyoji is one of 33 “Yama, Hoko, Yatai Gyoji” float festivals chosen to be added to UNESCO’s list of Intangible Cultural Heritages.
This festival has over 350 years of history, and is held by Shimei and Yakushido Shrines in the Kakunodate area of Akita Prefecture’s Semboku City.