Kanazawa Castle Park. © touristinajapan.com
Castles, Chubu, Kanazawa

Kanazawa Castle Park

Kanazawa Castle Park in Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, is a larger park where the important Kanazawa Castle was located from 1580 to 1871. Today the park contains the few buildings that have survived various fires over the centuries, and a couple of reconstructed buildings which give a sense of the castles style, size and significance. Accommodation …

Gyokusen'inmaru Park, Kanazawa Castle Park. © touristinajapan.com
Chubu, Kanazawa, Parks and Gardens

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
Cities, Itineraries, Kyushu

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 4 day itinerary. © touristinjapan.com
Itineraries, Okinawa

Miyakojima 4-day itinerary

This is a 4-day itinerary for Miyakojima. The itinerary covers four full days and includes nearly all Miyakojima’s major attractions. You will experience the pristine beaches, unique nature and great local food. Four days is a great length for a stay, and will allow you to really experience the down-on-earth life the locals live on …

Kumamoto 1-day itinerary (travel guide). © touristinjapan.com
Itineraries, Kyushu

Kumamoto 1-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
Itineraries, Okinawa

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 2-day itinerary. © touristinjapan.com
Itineraries, Okinawa

Miyakojima 2-day itinerary

This is a 2-day itinerary for Miyakojima. The itinerary covers two full days and includes some of Miyakojima’s absolute highlights, like the stunning beaches, beautiful nature and great local food. While two days is not really enough to completely wind down and get under the skin of this relaxed island community, it is still possible …