Kokemushiro Moss Garden Cafe, a Hidden Gem in Ehime

Looking for secret treasures? Kokemushiro Moss Garden Cafe, a hidden gem in the heart of Ehime Prefecture.

Kokemushiro Moss Garden Cafe: I can’t remember how my friend came to learn of this moss garden cafe’s existence, but I was delighted she did. Hidden in a cedar forest in Seiyo City, the heart of the Japanese countryside, Kokemushiro Cafe is a secret haven for nature lovers. After visiting Sankeien Garden, I was happy […]

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A Visit to Sankeien Garden in Yokohama

Sankeien Garden in Yokohama is one of the best attraction the city has to offer: a beautiful natural-style garden full of old cultural, traditional and architectural treasures.

Being a tourist in a big metropolis like Tokyo or Yokohama can be overwhelming. As a result, it might be hard to relax. Lucky, Japan is good at offering a haven of peace in the heart of its varied and outstanding landscapes in the form of gardens. One of these said gardens is Sankeien Garden […]

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Things to do in Kawagoe, the Little Edo

In my quest to see more charming towns in Japan, I visited the town of Kawagoe in Saitama Prefecture. Kawagoe is known as Koedo or Little Edo. The town earned the nickname due to its close relationship with Edo, the former name of Tokyo during the Tokugawa Shogunate. Anyone walking in the old town today […]

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Planning a Trip to Japan for the First Time: The Ultimate Travel Guide

Shinkyo Bridge, Nikko - planning a trip to Japan for the first time

A trip to Japan cannot be improvised, especially when it comes to your first ever trip. Because the destination is so far and often expensive, planning a trip to Japan for the first time is essential and should not be a last-minute exercise. Preparing your itinerary, booking a reasonably cheap flight and accommodation but most […]

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Kamakura Day Trip: Things to Do

Daibutsu, the Great Buddha of Kamakura - Kamakura day trip

Kamakura is a beautiful town located on the Shōnan coast of Kanagawa Prefecture. It’s very popular with Tokyo residents because of the seaside. Thanks to its location close to Tokyo (about an hour) the coastal town of Kamakura makes a perfect destination for a day trip from Tokyo. The many Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines, green […]

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