Things to do in Chubu, Japan

2019.02.01
The Chichibu-Tama-Kai National Park: Nature and Hiking at Tokyo’s Doorstep
The Chichibu-Tama-Kai National Park, located just West of Tokyo, is a vast recreational area for outdoor enthusiasts of all kinds. Although hiking is
2018.08.20
10 tips for climbing Mt Fuji
The official Mt Fuji climbing season is already halfway over, however there are still a few weeks left to have a go at Japan’s highest peak! If you’ve
2018.05.28
A Quick Guide to 'Donabe', the Japanese Traditional Earth Cookware
The interest in the Japanese aesthetics is increasing worldwide, and it's no longer rare, for example, to see Japanese items in Western kitchens anymo
Shiraito Falls
2016.03.26
Let’s relax at Shiraito Falls in Shizuoka Prefecture after visiting Mt. Fuji!
There are several waterfalls called Shiraito in Japan, and the most famous is in Shizuoka Prefecture. It is relatively large compared to others in Jap
Ise Grand Shrine
2016.03.12
8 things you should know before visiting Ise Grand Shrine
Hatsu, from Mie Prefecture, will present local information about the Ise-Shima area. The God of the Ise Grand Shrine shrine has been enshrined here fo
The Hachiman-bori Canal and Vories Museum
2016.02.08
A typical classic Japanese town that welcomed Western culture about 100 years ago. 【Omihachiman】
A popular filming location for Japanese Samurai dramas’ Omihachiman is an old, historical city in Shiga prefecture to the east of Kyoto. A nephew o
Togakushi Shrine
2016.02.01
Let’s tour spiritual places at Togakushi Shrine.
You are sure to be happy with the 5 benefits of this shrine! This time I’d like to introduce Togakushi Shrine, mentioned in the previous article ab
Kagami-ike
2015.12.25
Mystical “Kagami-ike” will astonish you!
The beauty of Mt. Togakushi created by nature. The name, Kagami-ike, or “Mirror Lake” explains everything. The lake shows a Beautiful reflection of M
Okuooi Kojou Station
2015.12.12
You can go for 2 days and 1 night~A hidden trip in Shizuoka~Vol. 5 The hidden location on the water, 『Okuooi Kojou Station』!
Let’s ride the Aputo style train! We got a good rest at the Suikouen, gave our farewells to Sumatakyou, and got on the bus going to Okuizumi Stat
Suikoen
2015.12.05
A one-day trip to Shizuoka’s hidden region. Vol. 4: Have a relaxing holiday at the Japanese inn, “Suikoen”.
Hi, I am Sawaco and its been a long time since I wrote my last article. I would like to say sorry to the readers who have been looking forward to an a
Matsumoto Castle
2015.12.02
Matsumoto Castle was built 400 years ago to win gun battles (Nagano Prefecure)
The impressive, Matsumoto-jo Castle. The oldest castle tower in Japan has 5 tiers and 6 floors, and has been preserved in its current state for 400
Daffodils
2015.11.19
3 million daffodils nodding in a field! The Tsumekisaki Daffodil Festival starts December 20th! 【Shizuoka Prefecture】
The festival is held from Sunday, December 20th 2015 to Wednesday, February 10th 2016. There is a wide variety of nature in Shimoda city, Shizuok
2015.11.13
Seeing Mt. Fuji from another locale can be much more interesting than climbing up! Mt. Shakushi in Yamanashi Prefecture.
Going to Mt. Shakushi from Tokyo! I went to Mt. Shakushi, famous for its beautiful scenery of Mt. Fuji, because I was reminiscing about the beautiful
mitsutouge
2015.10.24
I hiked up ”Mitsutouge”, where you can get a variety of views of Mt. Fuji!(Yamanashi Pref.)
Mitsutouge is the best observation platform. I hiked up “Mt. Mitsutouge, considered one of the best Japanese mountains for autumn foliage, and got a