Category: Japan

Southern Kyūshū’s National Parks: Sparkling Blue Seas and Green Mountains of Yakushima and Amami; nippon.com

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Southern Kyūshū’s various national parks feature active volcanoes and stunning mountains surrounded by picturesque coastal landscapes and countless islands.

Source: Southern Kyūshū’s National Parks: Sparkling Blue Seas and Green Mountains of Yakushima and Amami

Protecting Mount Fuji: Thoughtless Climbers Lead to Talk of Tax, Mountain Manners Lectures; Maki Tanaka; JAPAN Forward

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The nation’s most treasured mountain sees hundreds of thousands of visitors a year. Some spoil its beauty for all by ignoring guidelines, climbing unprepared, leaving trash.

Source: Protecting Mount Fuji: Thoughtless Climbers Lead to Talk of Tax, Mountain Manners Lectures | JAPAN Forward

Kanto Region: Japan Travel Guide; JRailPass

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Discover a complete guide to the Japan’s Kanto region in the east of Honshu, which contains the bustling cities of Tokyo and Yokohama, and scenic Nikko.

Source: Kanto Region: Japan Travel Guide | JRailPass

Discover Japan’s sustainable wonderland in Wakayama Prefecture; Jessica Korteman; Lonely Planet

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Northern Kyūshū’s National Parks: A Tapestry of Active Volcanoes, Blue Seas, and Myriad Islands; Nippon.com

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Northern Kyūshū’s national parks showcase the region’s numerous active volcanoes, spectacular mountain and coastal landscapes, countless islands, and steaming hot springs.

Source: Northern Kyūshū’s National Parks: A Tapestry of Active Volcanoes, Blue Seas, and Myriad Islands

Wakayama; GaijinPot

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Cola made from the island that inspired Princess Mononoke begins crowdfunding; Master Blaster; SoraNews24

“Natural” and “world heritage” aren’t words often used to describe cola.

Source: Cola made from the island that inspired Princess Mononoke begins crowdfunding

The 7 best national parks in Japan; James Gabriel Martin; Lonely Planet


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10 Amazing Ancient Forests Around the World; Matt Bell & Jessie Beck; Afar

These famous, ancient woodlands are some of the oldest forests in the world. Learn how you can visit them.

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Hiroshima A-Bomb Dome unveiled after 6-month preservation work; Kyodo

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Explore Central Japan with Takayama-Hokuriku Area Tourist Pass; Cheesie; Cheeserland

Source: Explore Central Japan with Takayama-Hokuriku Area Tourist Pass | Cheeserland

Riding Japan’s ‘New Golden Route’: The vibrant cities of Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka; David McElhinney; Lonely Planet

 

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Japanese monks want to create new temple…in space; Casey Baseel; Japan Today

In a lot of ways, Kyoto’s Daigoji is a quintessential Japanese temple. Located in the city’s Fushimi ward, it was founded in 874 and features such classical elements as a Benten altar in the middle of a pond and a five-story pagoda, which is one of the oldest structures in the city and designated as a national treasure by the Japanese government.

Source: Japanese monks want to create new temple…in space

Top 8 Must-Visit Places In Japan; Courtney P; Optomistic Mommy

The Land of the Rising Sun is truly a must-visit for first timers. From historic shrines & temples, picturesque mountains, to eye-catching gardens & palaces, exploring the island of Japan will definitely be worth every penny.

Source: Top 8 Must-Visit Places In Japan

Japan to Open Ancient Buddhist Pagoda to the Public for the First Time in a Decade; Craig Lewis; Buddhist Door

1,300-year-old pagoda to reopen after 10-year renovation project…

Source: Japan to Open Ancient Buddhist Pagoda to the Public for the First Time in a Decade

A Trip Through Japan’s Chugoku Region: Yamaguchi, Hiroshima,Tottori and Beyond; Tsunagu Japan

Abundant with pristine beaches, lush forested mountains, unworldly desert landscapes, and incredible stories – it is a wonder why Japan’s Chugoku region is still relatively off the beaten tourist track. The Chugoku region is a place deeply rooted in mythology, overflowing with delicacies from both land and sea, and has unexpected wonders at every turn. Here Tsunagu Japan will take you on a trip through the five prefectures of Yamaguchi, Hiroshima, Shimane, Okayama, and Tottori, showing wondrous tourist attractions and explaining local delicacies.

Source: A Trip Through Japan’s Chugoku Region: Yamaguchi, Hiroshima,Tottori and Beyond

Japanese cities aim to lure tourists with cultural assets once virus subsides; Japan Times

The Tennozu area in Tokyo’s Shinagawa Ward and the city of Sakai in Osaka Prefecture are beefing up preparations in the hopes of a tourism rebound in a post-pandemic world.

Source: Japanese cities aim to lure tourists with cultural assets once virus subsides

Travel to the ‘end of the earth’ at Hokkaido’s Shiretoko Peninsula; Walter Sim; Straits Times

There is vast emptiness on the rugged Shiretoko Peninsula on the north-eastern tip of Hokkaido.

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Autumn breaks at the Unesco world heritage village of Shirakawa-go; Marky Ramone Go; Business Mirror

Marky RamoneGo’s first Japan experience continues to defy his expectations. Expecting to be greeted by towering skyscrapers dotting the skylines of Tokyo and other cities in the land of the rising sun, endless postcard-like countryside scenery impresses him instead. Directing his gaze outside the bus window, he sees the gleaming landscape in the process of changing hues as the lush forests starts to adapt to the incoming autumn season.

Source: Autumn breaks at the Unesco world heritage village of Shirakawa-go | Marky Ramone Go

Kagoshima: The Prefecture With Many World Heritage Sites; Yuri I; Tsunagu Japan

Located in the most southwestern corner of the Kyushu region, Kagoshima is a prefecture full of history. So, it’s no wonder that the prefecture has a ton of World Heritage Sites! Visiting World Heritage Sites can help you learn a lot about the local culture and area, so keep reading to learn more about Kagoshima’s World Heritage Sites. Yuri I will also introduce two current candidates for World Heritage Sites that, if accepted, could boost Kagoshima to first place in terms of number of World Heritage Sites in all of Japan!

Source: Kagoshima: The Prefecture With Many World Heritage Sites

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