Beach at Wakasa Takahama, Fukui prefecture
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Perfect Nature Destination Near to Kyoto and Kanazawa: How to Get to Wakasa Takahama?

Sponsored by Wakasa Takahama Tourism Association Less than two hours from Kyoto, and three hours from Kanazawa, is Wakasa Takahama –  home to one of only two Blue Flag beaches in Japan! Unlike Japan’s other Blue Flag beach though (Kamakura, south of Tokyo), Wakasa Takahama is…
Looking Out Across the Water at Hamarikyu
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Visiting a Japanese Garden in the Summer: What Should We Consider?

Sponsored by Japan Weather Association Summers in Japan can be a struggle. The blazing sun, plus high humidity, plus temperatures above 30°C/86°F can be exhausting – even for Japanese-summer veterans. So, how can you enjoy a Japanese garden in Tokyo during the stifling summer without suffering…
Jododaira marshland in Fukushima
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Walking in the Marshland at Mount Azuma

Sponsored by Fukushima City Tourism and Convention Association   Whether you’re a fair-weather wanderer or a steadfast hiker, there are numerous trails available for the outdoor enthusiast to explore all-year-round at Mount Azuma (吾妻山), in Fukushima, Tohoku region.  The most popular hiking routes of Mount Azuma are around Azuma-kofuji (吾妻小富士),…
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Discover Takayu Onsen, A Small Hot Spring Resort Within Mount Azuma

Sponsored by Fukushima City Tourism and Convention Association Inconspicuously placed within the Azuma Mountains, is Takayu Onsen (高湯温泉) – a small hot spring resort only 18 km away from Fukushima City, in the Tohoku Region. Takayu Onsen’s hot springs were discovered around 400 years ago and have allowed the town to blossom…
Azuma Kofuji
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Hiking Azuma-kofuji: Little Fuji in Fukushima

Sponsored by Fukushima City Tourism and Convention Association Standing proudly with an elevation around 1700m is Azuma-kofuji (吾妻小富士), in Fukushima Prefecture. You may have already guessed from the name that this volcanic crater is a namesake to Mount Fuji, with ‘ko’ meaning little or child in Japanese,…
Jorakuen Japanese garden, a peaceful park in Fukushima, Japan
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Jorakuen: A Japanese Garden to Soothe Your Soul

Sponsored by Fukushima City Tourism and Convention Association   Japan is constantly reminding me why its gardens are world famous, and Jorakuen Park (浄楽園) in Fukushima prefecture is no exception. Fukushima is one of the six prefectures of Tohoku  – a region which is renowned for its mountain scenery, onsen and kokeshi.…