Kurama-dera – 鞍馬寺

Visiting Kyōto means visiting temples, take a look at Kurama Buddhist temple, Kurama-dera! What’s special about Kurama-dera? Kurama-dera is located in the very heart of Kurama-chō, in Northern Kyōto. This town is a tourist spot since the amount of hotsprings around. There are many open-air baths and the visitors staying …

Tōdai-ji – 東大寺

Let’s talk about one of Japan’s most visited spots, yet Nara Prefecture’s symbol, the Tōdai-ji temple! What’s special about Tōdai-ji? Since its foundation, the Tōdai-ji’s Big Buddha Hall, the Daibutsu-den, is the biggest wooden building in the world. Throughout the years, this hall has been victim of fires and other …

3.11 – Thinking back to that day…

March 11th has got a something special meaning today. On March 11th 2011, a tremendous earthquake and tsunami struck Tōhoku region in Japan, and the connected Fukushima nuclear accident made suffer thousands of Japanese people. Sadly, for many of them this sorrow is still continuing nowadays. In addiction, especially related with the …

Goshiki-numa – 五色沼

In the western part of Fukushima prefecture there is a unique, literally blue lake. We are going to talk about Goshiki-numa, in the region of Aizu.  What’s special about Goshiki-numa? Goshiki-numa is located in the Urabandai plateau. Officially called group of lakes of Goshiki-numa, it includes several lakes, Bishamon, Aka, Midoro, …

Hakodate > Access

Go back to the main article [mappress mapid=”31″] Especially for those who intend to travel within Hokkaidō, for reaching Hakodate, starting from Sapporo is almost essential. The information about prices and ride durations might vary in time. By air There are two airports in Sapporo: Shin-Chitose and Okadama. The first one …