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Little cute village with Mt Fuji view
This is Oshino Hakkai is a touristy set of eight ponds in Oshino, a small village in the Fuji Five Lake region, located between Lake Kawaguchiko and Lake Yamanakako on the site of a former sixth lake that dried out several hundred years ago. It is assessable by buses and is a popular tourist spot where you can see clear pond with koi fish. It is beautiful. If yiu are lucky enough, you can also see Mt Fuji which enhances the aesthetics of the village. It is worth a trip there’s But be sure to go early as it tends to get crowded
Observatory at the top of Miyajima ⛩
Hello everyone, today I want to tell you about one of the most scenic and rewarding places to visit in Japan: the Mount Misen Observatory in Miyajima island.
I visited this place last October and I was stunned by the beauty and the tranquility of the island and the mountain.
The Mount Misen Observatory is located at the summit of Mount Misen, the highest peak on Miyajima island. It offers a spectacular view of the Seto Inland Sea and the surrounding islands.
To get there, you need to take a ferry from Hiroshima or Miyajimaguchi to Miyajima island. The ferry ride takes about 10 minutes and costs 180 yen one way, if you got the JR rail pass it is included so is free for you
Once you arrive at the island, you can choose to hike up to the observatory or take a cable car. I decided to hike, which took me about 2 hours. The hike was easy and enjoyable, with many sights along the way, such as temples, shrines, statues, and wild deer.
The observatory was well worth the hike. I was greeted by a panoramic view of the sea and the sky, with a gentle breeze and a peaceful atmosphere. I felt like I was on top of the world.
The observatory is open from 9 am to 5 pm and has a souvenir shop and a cafe. The admission is free. but there is no food on top and i think also no water so bring yours if possible
The Mount Misen Observatory is a must-see for anyone who loves nature and adventure. It's a place where you can relax, recharge, and admire the beauty of Japan.
If you're looking for a memorable and unique experience in Japan, don't miss the chance to visit the Mount Misen Observatory in Miyajima island. You'll be glad you did.
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A little piece of Japan in California ☀
While walking round Los Angeles downtown I found the Japanese Village Plaza that is located at 335 E. 2nd Street in Downtown Los Angeles and is easily accessible from Downtown.
The plaza has a Japanese style architecture and offers a unique shopping and dining experience in a relaxing, comfortable atmosphere.
The plaza has a rich history and is more than just a historic shopping center. It is now a place where customers can come early and stay late for a variety of services, shopping, dining and entertainment.
There are many restaurants and tea shops in the plaza that offer authentic Japanese cuisine. Some of the popular restaurants include Shabu Shabu House and Daikokuya. There are also many anime shops that sell anime merchandise and other Japanese goods. Me, being a fan of anime was kidna a Paradise, also I got a nice canned nitro coffee ☕
Japanese Village Plaza is a free attraction that is definitely worth visiting if you’re interested in Japanese culture or just want to experience something new.
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ANA Crowne Plaza Kanazawa
Crowne Plaza Kanazawa is a hidden gem that encapsulates the unique charm of old Japan. While the property exudes a sense of history, it is meticulously maintained, showcasing the country’s commitment to preserving its cultural heritage. With functional and spacious rooms and a convenient location, it offers a comfortable and convenient stay for travelers exploring the wonders of Kanazawa.
The property’s age adds a distinct character and sense of authenticity to the overall experience. Stepping into Crowne Plaza Kanazawa feels like taking a step back in time, as traditional Japanese design elements and architectural features are thoughtfully preserved. From the entrance to the common areas, every corner tells a story, reflecting the rich cultural heritage of the region.
The rooms at Crowne Plaza Kanazawa are not only functional but also surprisingly spacious compared to standard room sizes. This added roominess allows guests to feel more relaxed and at ease during their stay. The well-thought-out layout and amenities ensure that every need is met, creating a comfortable and enjoyable environment.
Another notable aspect of Crowne Plaza Kanazawa is its convenient location. Situated in the heart of the city, it provides easy access to various attractions and amenities. Whether you’re exploring historical sites, visiting local markets, or trying out authentic cuisine, everything is within reach. The hotel’s prime location eliminates the hassle of long commutes, allowing more time to immerse yourself in the beauty and culture of Kanazawa.
Furthermore, the dedication to maintaining the property is evident throughout. The attention to detail and cleanliness enhance the overall experience, ensuring that guests feel welcomed and cared for. The staff’s commitment to providing excellent service further adds to the warm and inviting atmosphere, making every interaction a pleasant one.
Although an older property, Crowne Plaza Kanazawa’s well-preserved charm and convenient location make it a delightful choice for travelers seeking an authentic and comfortable stay. The blend of traditional Japanese aesthetics, functional rooms, and attentive service create a memorable experience that celebrates the cultural heritage of Kanazawa. Whether exploring the city’s attractions or simply seeking a tranquil retreat, Crowne Plaza Kanazawa offers a touch of timeless elegance that will leave you with cherished memories. #japan #tripblazers
DAM beautiful 😎
This is the kurobe dam, one small part of the Kurobe Tateyama Alpine route. It is the first station if you are starting from Nagano side. You can take the bus from shinano omachi station to the Ogizawa station and from there, you have to take a tunnel bus to the dam. This Alpine route is only open during certain periods of the year, they will only start to release the water from the dam in around June. Unfortunately, I went a little too early 🥲 Nevertheless, it was still beautiful 😍
Fuji Mt Observatory in Shizuoka 🗻
During my visit to Nihondaira Observatory in Shizuoka, I was captivated by the breathtaking views it offered. From the observation deck, the panoramic vista showcased the majestic Mount Fuji in all its glory, towering proudly in the distance.
We arrived there by car and walked a bit uphill.
Sunny skies are needed for perfect pictures of the mountain
The contrast between the azure sea and the snow-capped peak was truly awe-inspiring. The observatory provided a perfect vantage point to witness this natural wonder.
The serene atmosphere and the crisp air added to the overall experience. It was a remarkable opportunity to appreciate the beauty of nature and the grandeur of Japan's iconic landmarks.
Nihondaira Observatory is undoubtedly a must-visit destination for anyone seeking unforgettable vistas of the Mt Fuji 🗻
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Coolest JR Station entrance ⛩ (or exit) 🤓
In Kanazawa JR train station the city welcomes you with some traditional drums 🥁 inspired massive gate. People stops here for a must taken pictures, from young to old, from locals to visitors.
Made of wood and inspired by a Torii gate, this city attraction made me wonder:
After crossing the gate, will I be in a sacred place? Is that place a journey? Is it life itself sacred? Or is it on the other side of the coin, arriving and entering the city is sacred?"
I did noticed a lot of temples in this city, a lot of Onsens and a pretty castle, so I cannot really tell which side of the idea is correct, but in any case both ideas are beautiful in my mind.
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Nagoya's most sacred Shrine ⛩
This place, shine, temple, garden, space out of our time line is located in Nagoya, a not so visited city of Japan compared with others, but it does have some of the most impressive places that I saw during my last visit.
The Atsura Jingu was built around 1900 years ago, and currently is the most sacred place in the city. Kusanagi-no-Tsurugi sword being one of imperial Japan religia makes this shrine it's home.
After a walk by its gardens we had some traditional Eel just a few minutes walking from it. Very special and unique place to be.
#japan #Nagoya #shrine #temple #history #foodie
〒456-8585; 1-1-1 Jingu, Atsuta-Ward, Nagoya-City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
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นั่งชิงช้าสวรรค์สีแดง HEP FIVE วิวดีมาก💓
📍HEP FIVE Ferris Wheel (HEP FIVE観覧車) เป็นชิงช้าสวรรค์สีแดง ขนาดใหญ่ซึ่งอยู่บนอาคารของศูนย์การค้า HEP FIVE ตรงย่านอุเมดะ (Umeda) ในเมืองโอซาก้า (Osaka) ซึ่งนั่งได้สูงสุด 4 คนต่อกระเช้า ใช้เวลานั่งประมาณ 15 นาทีต่อรอบ สามารถมองเห็นตัวเมืองได้โดยรอบ
✅เปิดทุกวัน 11:00 – 22:45 น. (รอบสุดท้าย)
❣️ค่าบริการ: 600 เยน (สามารถซื้อตั๋วและขึ้นชิงช้าได้ที่ชั้น 7 ของศูนย์การค้า HEP FIVE)
***ต่ำกว่า 5 ขวบขึ้นฟรี
****ใช้ Osaka Amazing Pass ขึ้นได้ฟรี
#nara #kyoto #ไปเที่ยวกัน
Catch Zzz’s Before Early Flights
Address: 500 Tokko, Narita, Chiba 286-0106, Japan
Hotel Nikko Narita is located 10 minutes away from Narita Airport by bus or car. The easiest and cheapest way to get there is by their shuttle bus from Narita Airport itself. The hotel has shuttle bus services every 15 minutes from each terminal to the hotel itself! It is extremely convenient. If you don’t want to get food at the airport itself, the hotel has eateries within the building as well.
The room is plenty spacious. From bedroom to toilet, you’ll not feel cramped as you would compared to hotels in Tokyo itself. There’s nothing special about this place though. But they do the necessities right and that’s the important part. The shower is powerful with consistent and reliable hot water. Beds are comfy and soft. There was an issue in our room where we couldn’t turn down the temperature though. Besides that it was a good stay!
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A mix of Western and Japanese Culture
Kobe is a port city with vibrant culture☺️ It is a stylish city in Western Japan. It is very popular for its Kobe beef and for shopping along its port. It is located across the bay from Osaka, and the capital city of Hyogo prefecture.
We went to Kobe Oji Zoo and the bay area. It's a shame we didn't try the Kobe beef 🥺 Maybe we should visit again 🤗
#kobe #hyogo #japan #mytripvlog #urbanexplorer #tripblazers #awesomepic #tripmoments #travel #2023travelwish
Osaka - Kyoto - Tokyo 10D9N
First solo trip to japan and it was eye opener and amazing!!! Most favourite city I would say OSAKA! It’s cheap and amazing views cinematic! Tokyo is amazing too however, it’s super crowded. I stay in Singapore which known for fast paced environment but Tokyo is on another level especially when comes to their subway… I can barely breathe. Kyoto was okay , food was a little pricey compare to Osaka and Tokyo ngl but weather and atmosphere was way more calmer and cooling!
Osaka - 10/10
Kyoto - 8/10
Tokyo - 9/10
Shopping - Osaka or Tokyo
Food - Osaka
Hiking and different views - Kyoto
Would recommend go to Tokyo - Osaka - Kyoto.
If you put tokyo last city in your itinerary, please rest and drink alot as it will really take out all your energy!#japan #Tokyo #Kyoto #Osaka
"Moon crossing bridge" 😌
The Togetsukyo Bridge is Arashiyama's well known landmark. The name was given to the bridge by Emperor Kameyama who saw a radiant moon shine its light over the river, as a result it appeared as if the moon was crossing over the entire bridge.
There are many shops, restaurants and tourist attractions nearby, like the famous bamboo groves. And don't forget to try the matcha ice cream! My favorite 🥰
🌟Access- from Kyoto station take the JR Sagano line and get off Saga-Arashiyama station, from here it is about 10 minutes on foot. The train is fully covered by the JR Pass.
You can also ride bus line 28 that departs from Kyoto station and stops at Arashiyama-Tenryuji-mae bus stop. This bus is included in the Kyoto day bus pass, but not the JR Pass.
#arashiyama #kyoto #japan #mytripvlog #urbanexplorer #tripblazers #awesomepic #2023travelwish #travel #tripmoments
Hike through a thousand inscribed gates 😍
Fushimi Inari is famous for its thousands of inscribed red gates leading up to and around Mount Inari. There are multiple shrines along the way with Fushimi Inari being the most important.
The joy of this small hike is in it’s beauty and serenity. I went very early in the morning (its open 24hrs with no entrance fee) and i was one of the only people walking around. It felt very special. I’ve heard it gets much busier as the day goes on though.
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Mount Fuji from the top
the main purpose to Japan was to climb Mount Fuji.
we started by braving the new adventure through Yoshida Trail from Subaru Line 5th Station (2305m) up to Gansomuro 8th Station (3250m) before heading for summit. It was already dark when we reached Gansomuro because we made a compulsory camera & Foursquare stop at every 8 hut.
anyway, the ascent to #fujisan wouldn't be such a headache if you utilize all 12 huts along d way! i also took a break at Taishi-kan (3100m) while having d mandatory picture session, toilet & wifi fix! atleast i'm pretty sure all 7 of us did!that what took us around 5 and a half hour to reach Gansomuro (3250m) while other hikers usually would reach there in 4 hours
we reached the summit and witnessed the beautiful sunrise. although it was quite packed with other hikers in top of the mountain
#hiking #mountfuji #fujisan #japan
The Golden Pavilion in Kyoto
"Kinkakuji" or "The Temple of the Golden Pavilion" is one of the most iconic sights in Japan. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site!!! It is overlooking a large pond and a garden. It is Kyoto's most famous sight, so it is a must-see.
🌟 Kinkakuji can be accessed from Kyoto Station by direct Kyoto City Bus number 101 or 205 in about 40 minutes and for 230 yen. Alternatively, it can be faster and more reliable to take the Karasuma Subway Line to Kitaoji Station (15 minutes, 260 yen) and a taxi (10 minutes, about 1300 yen) or bus (10 minutes, 230 yen, bus numbers 101, 102, 204 or 205) from there to Kinkakuji.
🌟 Entrance fee: 500 yen (Adults), 300 yen (Students-grade 1-9)
#kyoto #japan #mytripvlog #urbanexplorer #tripblazers #awesomepic #summervacation
Arashiyama Bamboo Forest
As I entered the Arashiyama Bamboo Grove, I felt a sense of calm wash over me. The towering stalks of bamboo formed a natural canopy, filtering the sunlight and casting a serene and peaceful atmosphere. The gentle rustling of the leaves was like music to my ears, and I felt myself getting lost in the beauty of the forest.
The Arashiyama Bamboo Grove is a true wonder of the world, and I feel blessed to have been able to experience it firsthand.
#japan #arashiyama #bambooforest #kyoto #travel
Japan Osaka(Ōsaka-shi) 🤍❤️🤍
Home to nearly nine million and powering an economy that exceeds both Hong Kong's and Thailand's, Osaka packs quite a punch. The confident, stylish city is a shopping hub, with fabulous restaurants and nightlife. It's an ideal base for exploring the Kansai region; Kyoto's World Heritage Sites, Nara's temple, and Koya-san's eerie graves are within 90 minutes by train.
Top city attractions include the aquarium, Osaka Castle, Universal Studios Japan, and the futuristic Floating Garden Observatory.
Osaka fact: Osaka translates to “large hill” or “large slope”. Mountains surround three sides of the Osaka prefecture and the west faces the arc-shaped Osaka Bay.🇯🇵🗾
#couplestrip #familytravel #osaka #japan
This is the snow wall seen along the kurobe Tateyama alpine route. You can enjoy the Japanese snowy mountain alps and see how high the snow walls are. It was beautiful. But be sure to wear sunglasses as the snow is so white that it blinds you. 🤣 You can travel either from Matsumoto (Nagano prefecture) to Toyama or the other way round or a round trip to the highest point and back to where you came from in a day. I would suggest people to but the Alpine takayama Matsumoto area pass as it includes all the transport required for the kurobe alpine route which could cost quite a bit.
Japan Tulip Fair
This is the Tonami Tulip Park situated in Toyama prefecture. An annual Tulip flower festival is held here. The fair lasts for two weeks from late April to early May and showcases around three million tulips of all colors and varieties. From Takaoka Station or Shin-Takaoka Station, take the JR Johana Line to Tonami Station (approx 20 minutes). During the duration of the fair, free shuttle buses run frequently between the station and the tulip park. There are also small museums and playground for children in the park.
Peaceful little town
This is Ainokura village, the most remote town in gokayama region. It is also the largest of the villages with nearly 20 gassho-zukuri farmhouses. It is around half an hours bus ride away from shirakawa-go. If you think that shirakawago is a tad too crowded, ainokura is the best next option! You can take photos with the farm houses without much photo bombers. 🤣
The best airport lounge in the world
The JAL first class lounge could possible be the best ever lounge in the world. The lounge is huge with plenty of seatings and the services by the lounge staff is top notch as usual.
They served everything from cooked Japanese food to shashimi in a very clean environment. There are plenty of drinks including the beer machines and sakes. Customers can order their food online and it will be delivered to your table. Guests will feel easy and relaxed while waiting to board their flights in this super lounge. The food are super delicious as well.
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Kiyomizu Temple and Ancient Cemetery
Kiyomizu Temple is easily accessible from anywhere in Kyoto using public transport. It’s about a 10/15 minute walk from the nearest bus/metro station and costs 200¥ to access. Beyond the point of entrance there are some small walks you can take to other sights in the area.
As far as temples go, this one is pretty cool! but be prepared for large crowds. To avoid the crowds, there are places close by the temple you can go such as the quaint traditional garden (600¥ entrance fee) or keep walking and it will get quieter with every 100m you take. I came across a very old cemetery and some other points of interest along the way where there were no people and you could just enjoy some peace and quiet whilst taking in the scenery 😍
#japan #tripblazers #urbanexplorer #2023travelwish
Summer kimono experience in Japan 🇯🇵
Wearing "Yukata" (casual summer kimono) is definitely a must-do in Japan! You can find kimono rental shops near famous spots. It will take time to pick out your favorite kimono, so you go there early. It also takes about 30 minutes to get dressed up and get your hair done. Don't worry, a kimono specialist will help you.
This place is the famous Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto. It is famous for its thousand vermillon gates. We were wearing "geta" (wooden footwear) so it was impossible for us to finish the hike!
Don't miss this place when you visit! Enjoy!
#kimono #traditionalculture #japan #japaneseculture #fushimiinarishine #kyoto #mytripvlog #urbanexplorer #tripblazers #awesomepic #2023travelwish
Tokyo Disneyland is a 115-acre theme park at the Tokyo Disney Resort in Urayasu, Chiba Prefecture, Japan, near Tokyo. Its main gate is directly adjacent to both Maihama Station and Tokyo Disneyland Station. It was the first Disney park to be built outside the United States and it opened on April 15, 1983. Tokyo Disneyland—the Kingdom of Dreams and Magic. This is one of the world’s largest theme park with great access from central Tokyo, located only 15 minutes away by train from Tokyo Station. You’ll find numerous exciting attractions that will sweep you away into the world of the Disney films, enthralling entertainment that will take your breath away, adorable food and merchandise themed to the Disney Characters, and so much more. Don’t miss this opportunity to spend an amazing day at a Disney theme park that you won’t find anywhere else!#japan #themepark #disneyland
Small and clean hotel
Hotel is located near JR ueno Station and walking distance about 5mins. Is convenient when coming from Narita airport when taking the skyliner. Staff is friendly and helpful. Room is small but is clean. Toiletries are provided. The downside is you only can leave your luggages with them if you have a return reservation, if not you only can leave with them on the same day only upon checkout. There are many restaurants around the area.
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Amazing bowing deers in Nara, Japan 🇯🇵
Nara is a city in Japan known for its ancient temples, shrines, and historic sites. It was the capital of Japan from 710 to 784, and it is home to the famous Todai-ji temple and the Kasuga-taisha shrine. Nara is also known for its friendly deer that roam freely throughout the city.
Osaka to Nara:
To travel from Osaka to Nara, you can take a train from Osaka Station or Namba Station to Nara Station. The journey takes about 45 minutes to 1 hour and costs around 800 to 1,200 yen depending on the train and seating class.
Things to visit in Nara:
There are many amazing things to visit in Nara, Japan! Some popular attractions include Todaiji Temple, Nara Park, Kasuga Taisha Shrine, Horyuji Temple, and Naramachi.
Must See Bowing Deers in Nara:
Bowing deer in Nara is a popular tourist attraction in Japan where visitors can interact with over 1,000 free-roaming Sika deer. These friendly deer are known for their ability to bow in exchange for treats, which can be purchased from vendors throughout the park. The tradition of deer in Nara dates back over a thousand years and is considered a symbol of the city.
Food in Nara:
Nara, Japan is known for its traditional Japanese cuisine, particularly its kakinoha-zushi (sushi wrapped in persimmon leaves) and sake. There are also many local specialties such as narazuke (pickled vegetables), kudzu mochi (mochi made from kudzu starch), and miso soup made with local ingredients. Additionally, there are many restaurants in Nara that offer a variety of Japanese and international cuisine options.
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Nice relatively new hotel
This is Hotel Around Takayama situation in Takayama, Gifu prefecture. It is only a five minute walk from the Takayama JR station and 10 minutes walk to the old shopping street. The room was quite cozy, just nice for 2 people~ The view was great from the hotel, I could see the mountain view clearly and the sunset was just beautiful. There are lockers and baggage area for you to keep your luggages. The hotel staff are quite proficient in english and don’t worry if they’re not because they have a handy translator with them. There is also an ONSEN for you to relax and enjoy after a long days walk.
Fairytale-like thatched houses
This is the Shirakawa-go village in Gifu prefecture, a world heritage site. It takes a little over an hour to travel from Kanazawa station by bus. You can alternatively travel by bus from Takayama or Toyama. You can stay overnight in a guest house and enjoy the peacefulness and calmness of this little town. It is better to go early to avoid the crowd. It just looks a beautiful little town from a book 😍
Osaka Castle 🏰
You can’t go to Osaka and not see it’s wonderful castle. You’ll walk around the moat before entering the main gates and then come to the castle itself. It’s a really spectacular sight!
In the evening just before sunset there were only a few people there and it had a very relaxed and wholesome feel to it. There’s a tonne of history to the castle that makes it even more special when walking around.
Entrance fee is: Free 😊
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