Known as Umi-Hotaru in Japan (See-firefly), they are specifically, Vargula hilgendorfii, a species of bioluminescent ostracod crustacean. [...]
Located in Sado, Myosenji temple is connected to Nichiren Shonin, the founder of the Nichiren School of Buddhism. [...]
Chokokuji Temple was founded in 807 by Kobo Daishi (Kukai) on the picturesque island of Sado in Niigata prefecture. Chokokuji features a unique design imitating the famous Hasedera Temple in Yamato prefecture. It goes to the extent to even use Hasedera Temple Kanji : 長谷寺. [...]
Tarai Bune, Sado’s authentic experience
A few months ago we had the privilege to enjoy Sado’s unique Hangiri tub boat at night, and today we would like to share with you another video featuring these rather unique boats : the Tarai Bune of Ogi (Sado). [...]
Kasuga Wakamiya Shrine
Located near the Mano bay of Sado Island Aikawa district, the Kasuga Wakamiya Shrine is a small shrine that was, according to some records, founded in 1611 [...]
Osado Ishina Natural Cedar Forest
The nature here is an authentic Japanese experience that many visitors from around the world are looking for. One of the beautiful features of Sado is a breathtaking cedar forest. [...]
It was under Emperor Kanmu's ordinance, in 808 that Seisuiji Temple was founded by a Buddhist monk who came from Kyoto while traveling Japan on a missionary tour. [...]
If you ever visited an old school sushi restaurant in Japan you may have come upon a large wood tub containing rice, these are called Sushi Oke, and Hangiri are simply just that in a larger size capable of accommodating up to 3 adults. [...]
Miyako-Jima Island is located in the eastern part of Okinawa. Yoshino Kaigan is one of Miyako's most beautiful snorkeling spots and is full of tropical fishes! [...]
Nisonin (Nisonin-in) temple is located just a short walk from Kyoto’s famous Arashiyama forest. Nisonin is a small Tendai-sect temple that was founded in 834 by Emperor Saga. [...]
Mine Hakusan Shrine’s Koinobori
Mine Hakusan Shrine is a small Shinto Shrine located in the Ota district of Tokyo. [...]
Odawara Castle and Cherry Blossom
Located around 60 to 70km away from Tokyo and close to the Izu peninsula, Odawara Castle is a small, yet beautiful castle and maybe the only one worth visiting around Tokyo. [...]
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