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Ever wanted to experience ski jumping? Head to Sapporo, Hokkaido’s Okurayama Viewing Point!Read Later
Sapporo prides itself in having something to offer everyone: tourist attractions, gourmet food, and nature galore! And ever since hosting the Winter Olympics in 1972, it’s earned itself a spot on the map as a city of sports as well!
The Okurayama Viewing Point’s 134 meter ski jump is used by athletes for practice all year round, and it is the seasonal home of many international competitions.
All over Japan, Sakura (cherry blossoms) are reaching full bloom earlier than usual this year.
Today, I'd like to introduce the Sakura at Arakurayama Sengen Park (nicknamed the Memorial Tower). It's located at the foot of Mount Fuji in Fujiyoshida City, Yamanashi Prefecture.
As one of the most attractive cities in Japan, Hakodate boasts seemingly countless places of interest. The Hokkaido Shinkansen opened in 2016 has enabled easier access to Hakodate: it takes only 4.5 hours to get to Hakodate from Tokyo and only 2 hours from Aomori. Seven must-visit places of interest in Hakodate are recommended to you. We wish you a pleasant tour of Hakodate!
Northern Okinawa is called Yambaru. It is a place where they are proud of their natural surroundings. Going farther north, there is a place called Daisekirinzan, locals call it “power spot”. It is said, there you can experience the earth`s energy flowing. One sunny day I hiked there to enjoy nature in the subtropical zone. I found strange shaped rocks, massive stones, and forest and ocean views from the plateau.
3 Must-visit place in Nagano Prefecture to enjoy grand nature! Also introducing great-value transportation pass from Tokyo.Read Later
We know that among those who are considering a trip to Tokyo, there are many who want to travel further with their basecamp in Tokyo. It is a good idea to go towards Osaka area, but it is also a great idea to go over to nature-rich area especially in summer through fall.
Being able to navigate the public transportation system is one of the most useful skills you can have when sightseeing—especially in the busy city of Tokyo! And by making use of discount tickets such as Toei Transportation’s (Toei subways, Toei buses, Toei streetcars, etc.) all-you-can-ride Toei One-day Pass, you can get around without breaking the bank. This time the focus will be on the latest must-see spots!
The Uegushikujo castle ruins lay on Kume Island, around 100 kilometers west of Okinawa’s main island.With an altitude of 310 meters, the ruins are the highest point in Okinawa Prefecture.The view from the castle ruins is truly picturesque. The 360°view not only lets you overlook the entirety of Kume Island, but you can also see Hatenohama, neighboring islands, and even Okinawa’s main island when the weather is clear.
Day 2 in Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture ～Matsuyama Castle and Ninomaru Historical Garden～Read Later
Matsuyama City in Ehime prefecture is the biggest city in Shikoku area. Not only the city is famous for magnet tourist spots such as Matsuyama castle and Dogo Onsen, it is also deeply associated with Japanese literature and historical famous people.
I made a trip to Matsuyama for 3 nights and 4 days back in November, 2016.
In my article, I am going to show you the pictures from the trip and I hope they will help you to get to know the area.
In this article, I will write about the famous Taimeshi and Matsuyama Castle.