Hatago Iwa (機具岩), also known as Noto Futami, are a pair of sacred rocks located in the sea a few kilometers north of the famous Ganmon rocks.
Located with it’s entire west coast facing the Sea of Japan, the Noto peninsula is known as a rough place to live. The rough coastal landscape along the Noto Kongo Coast is a testimony to the harsh conditions. The roughness of this stretch of coast is especially visible at Ganmon Sea Cave (Ganmon Cliffs). Here the …
Mt. Arashima is listed as on one of the 100 best mountains (Hyakumeizan) in Japan. Located in i a very rural area of Fukui Prefecture it is not one of the most easily accessible mountains for hiking. However that makes it even more special, as you will only meet the odd hiker on the trails.
If games like Pac-Man, Space Invaders, Missile Command, Street Fighter and Tekken bring you happy memories, then you will definitely like these 2 tips to retro gaming arcades in Tokyo.
Meiji Shrine (Meiji Jingū) is a shinto shrine located in Shibuya, Tokyo. The shrine is dedicated to the spirit of Emperor Meiji and his wife Shōken. It is built in the traditional Nagare-zukuri style which is common for shinto shrines. The style can be identified by the large, curving roofs which extend over the entrance …
Kinkaku-ji, meaning Temple of the Golden Pavilion, is one of the most well known attractions in Kyoto. The three story pavilion has it’s two top floors covered in gold leaf. The building is located in a beautiful zen-style Japanese garden. The complex dates back to the late 1300’s.
Matsumoto castle is one of Japans most unique and beautiful castles. The castle complex is designated both as national treasures and cultural treasure. Matsumoto Castle together with Himeji Castle and Kumamoto Castle are considered the 3 most beautiful (and famous) castles in the country.
Shibuya Crossing is one of the worlds busiest intersections. It’s located in Shibuya, just outside Shibuya station near the Hachiko Statue. At peak hours more than 1000 people cross the road at the same time.
Tokyo Grand Tea Ceremony is a yearly opportunity for beginners and experienced tea drinkers to enjoy a traditional Japanese tea ceremony.
Fukuoka is Japans 7th largest city, and definitely requires (and deserves) more than 1 day if you want to understand it fully. It is however still possible to get a great impression of the city even if you have just a single day to spend. This itinerary is designed to make sure you hit all …