Gyokusen'inmaru Park, Kanazawa Castle Park. © touristinajapan.com

Gyokusen’inmaru Garden

Gyokusen’inmaru Garden is a small Japanese garden located by Kanazawa Castle Park in Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture. The garden is located up against the 22m tall castle wall, and consists of a lake with 3 islands, a waterfall and a circular walking path plus small bridges between the islands. The garden has a small tea house where, …

Kumamoto 2-day itinerary (travel guide). © touristinjapan.com

Kumamoto 2-day itinerary

With a population of about 738’000, Kumamoto (熊本) is the main city in Kumamoto Prefecture, and the third largest in Kyushu, only surpassed by the cities of Fukuoka and Kitakyushu. Kumamoto’s most famous attraction is it’s castle which, until the tragic earthquake of 2016, was the most complete and original of the ancient castles in …

Miyakojima 3-day itinerary. © touristinjapan.com

Miyakojima 3-day itinerary

This is a 3-day itinerary for Miyakojima. The itinerary covers three full days and includes some of Miyakojima’s absolute highlights, like the stunning beaches, beautiful nature and great local food. Three days is a great length for a stay, and will allow you to comfortably experience the down-on-earth life in the middle of paradise. Miyakojima, …

Miyakojima weekend itinerary. © touristinjapan.com

Miyakojima weekend itinerary

This is a weekend itinerary for Miyakojima. The itinerary assumes arrival Friday afternoon and departure Sunday evening. It includes the absolute highlights of Miyakojima, of course including the stunning beaches and beautiful nature. Miyakojima, a part of Okinawa Prefecture, is a group of paradise islands located far south, just a few hundred kilometers off the …