I always love to see the landscape where oceans meet ridge lines. So when I landed the island, I headed the Maehama beach, the most accessible and the most ideal view for me. Kozu shima is one of Izu seven islands, and surprisingly it is administratively a part of Tokyo. Like other kids, my son was so excited to…

No one raise an objection if I say what makes Japanese food special is the taste and smells of the broth called “dashi”. Most of dashi consists of two main ingredients, one is dried kelp and the other is Katsuobushi. Like other traditional food, katsuobushi production process has shifted to mass production industry-wide. But some…

Itsukushima Island, a place where deer wander freely, where small maple leaf shaped cakes (momiji manju) are sold on virtually every street corner, and a sacred coastal shrine shimmers in fiery, scarlet-tinged sunsets. It’s hard to imagine that such a place exists but as one quickly discovers upon visiting Japan, places like Itsukushima, or more simply, Miyajima,…

By Larry from PA, US Of all the places I encountered during my time in Japan, few resonated with me like Kamakura, a sleepy seaside town infused with temples, surf shops, and up and coming cafes. A dramatic contrast from the energy of nearby Tokyo, this picturesque coastal landscape provides the perfect backdrop for an…

Yes, especially in June. I think Kamakura might be the most underrated destination for foreign traveller so far. People loving to see temples and shrines head to Kyoto, or Nara. And people staying in Tokyo and not going to westside of Japan prefer to go Nikko. So talking about Kamakura, they simply say, we’ve already…

In May, Japan still enjoys blooming season of lots of flowers. So, those who do not finalize itinerary, these are the place you might enjoy stunning flower view. Rikugien, Azalea Yumi Washioさん(@visitus_japan)がシェアした投稿 – 2017 4月 28 4:14午後 PDT Japanese garden from Edo era with 30 varieties of azaleas End of April to beginning of May Tokyo,…

As Japan consist of many islands, it is no wander that ferries had taken a major role of transportation between islands until bullet train emerged. While some of the routs discontinued anymore, many have worked for carrying containers, vehicles and passenger. Ferry companies earn most of their profit from cargos, but they devote their passion…

When you think about traveling Tokyo, probably Shibuya, Asakusa, Ginza or Roppongi sit the first choice. Even for Japanese Meguro District seems like the place to live not to visit. Well, those who love Vin Naturel, Meguro is the sanctuary. Many restaurants and bars serving Vin Naturel concentrate in this district.  And most of cases,…