What makes the Shirasaki Coast so fascinating?  It’s thanks to the unique limestone rock formation that during a hot summer day feels like being in the south of Europe or even Greece. The Shirasaki Coast is not only famous for its beautiful landscape but also for good times around […]

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Hashigui-iwa Rock is one of the many beautiful natural wonders of Wakayama prefecture.  Featuring a straight line of large and small unusually shaped rocks which stretches for around 850 meters, it appears to be the stakes of a bridge. The fantastic scenery colored by the sunrise is especially […]

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You don’t know Tokyo until you’ve seen the Izu Islands. Located off the coast of Honshu, Japan’s main island, these nine smaller islands are actually within Tokyo’s jurisdiction. Spending a weekend island hopping here can give visitors a breath of relief from the organized chaos of Tokyo proper. [...]

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You don’t know Tokyo until you’ve seen the Izu Islands. Located off the coast of Honshu, Japan’s main island, these nine smaller islands are actually within Tokyo’s jurisdiction. Spending a weekend island hopping here can give visitors a breath of relief from the organized chaos of Tokyo proper. [...]

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What used to be a necessity of the past: transporting logs down from the Wakayama gorgeous forests and mountains. Kitayama log rafting is now thrilled oriented experience mixing tradition and fun. [...]

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It is said that the Nagahama Hikiyama Matsuri (festival) started over 400 years ago in order to celebrate the birth of the son of Hideyoshi Toyotomi a local warlord. Ever since locals in Nagahama city have worked hard to maintain this massive gorgeous Hikiyama floats as a matter […]

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There are hundreds of types of traditional dances in Japan, and Awa Odori is one of the best-known ones. Originated in Tokushima, it is now enjoyed and danced hundreds of thousands of performers across Japan. [...]

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On the beautiful Lake Biwa, Japan's biggest natural lake, you will find the small island of Chikubu (Chikubu-Shima). There you will find more remote temples with Tsukubusuma-Jinja Shrine and the famous Hogon-Ji Temple (Hogonji) which was founded on the island by the priest Gyoki(668-749) [...]

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Tokyo Olympic Games are just a little less than 400 days away and the whole city goes through a real construction frenzy. Here under this forest of orange and white cranes you cas see the future Olympic village in Harumi wharf. A whole area is being built from scratch, consisting in 21 buildings from 14 […]

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White limestone rocks, deep blue sea, wonderful sky, white fishing boats here and there… All this sounds very Mediterranean for ;ost Europeans, but such landscapes can also be found in Wakayama, in Shirasaki (near Kii-Yura city). This area proposes many camp grounds and a few famous diving spots to enjoys the local sea life. Gear […]

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Located in the suburbs of Otsu, Shiga prefecture capital city, Kanou Shoujuan Sunai no Sato is a longstanding Japanese style confectioner famous all across Japan. While people visiting Kanou Shoujuan Sunai no Sato can shop for some of the best Japanese sweet, it is also possible there to participate […]

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Kamikura Jinja is located halfway up a mountain slope. It takes around 500 uneven stone steps to reach the top and this enormous boulder where the Gods first came to Earth according to the Japanese mythology. From there you can take a rest and enjoy a wonderful view on Shingu City. Gear used: Fujifilm X-T3 […]

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