Looking Out Across the Water at Hamarikyu
Kanto | Tokyo Sightseeing Sponsored

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…
Tajima Shrine in Kabeshima Island
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Discover Kabeshima Island in Karatsu : The Best Walk to Learn About History and Nature

Sponsored by Saga Prefectural Tourism Federation   Kabeshima island is located in the northern part of Karatsu city in Saga Prefecture on Kyūshū Island. To get there you have to cross an impressive bridge at Yobuko. On the island there is a pretty temple overlooking crystal clear…
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Stunning Terraced Rice Fields in Kyushu: Hamanoura and Oura in Saga, Kyushu

Sponsored by Saga Prefectural Tourism Federation If you ever plan to visit Kyūshū, there are two terraced rice fields you cannot miss: Oura no Tanada and Hamounara no Tanada, which make up some of the magnificent landscapes in Saga prefecture. In summer, you will find the fields a brilliant…
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.…