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Hostels and Private Residence for backpackers in Japan

Today, I’d like to introduce hostels and private residence in Tokyo where you can make your stay in the area more specials and unique. Tokyo 1 Nui. HOSTEL & BAR LOUNGE https://backpackersjapan.co.jp/nuihostel/ This hostel/guest house is located in a very convenient spot in Tokyo. You can enjoy “Shitamachi” culture which means an old town with […]

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Yatsugatake in Yamanashi Prefecture

Yatsugatake in Yamanashi Prefecture Yamanashi prefecture is located in the Chubu region of Honshu Island, north west of of Tokyo. In the Yatsugatake area which spreads across Yamanashi prefecture and Nagano prefecture, you can see Yatsugatake (Volcanic Group) to the north, Mt. Fuji to the south, the Chichibu mountain range to the east, and the […]

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Golden Week

Children’s Day May 5th is a Children’s Day (Boy’s festival) in Japan and we hang up the carp streamers called “Koinobori” on Children’s day. Parents display “Koinobori” hoping that their children will grow up healthy and strong. The origin of “Koinobori” is a historical event in ancient China. It’s said that a carp was the […]

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Trip to Kumamoto

Kumamoto Prefecture Have you been to Kumamoto prefecture? It was my first time to visit the prefecture although I was there only for one day. We traveld around Ohita prefecture and drove south to Kumamoto and flew back from Kumamoto Airport to Haneda Airport. There is a famous road called Yamanami highway that runs between […]

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Trip to Ohita – Part 3

Kuju Hanakoen (Kuju Flower Park) On our way from Ohita prefecture to Kumamoto prefecture, we stopped by at the Kuju Flower Park in Ohita prefecture. The park is located in Taketa city of Ohita prefecture where you can see 500 different kinds of flowers between Spring and Fall. When we were at the park in […]

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Trip to Ohita – Part 2

Yabakei On the second day of our trip, we went to another famous autumn foliage spot called Yabakei in Nakatsu city. The place was less than an hour drive from our hotel. It was a bit cloudy and cold day but we were able to see beautiful colored leaves. There are more than a few […]

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Trip to Ohita

We made a trip to Ohita prefecture and Kumamoto prefecture in the Kyushu island to see autumn foliage and enjoy Onsen (hot spring). After the state of emergency was lifted in Japan in the end of September, it has become much easier to travel around the country. Last year, we went to Saga prefecture and […]

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Hiking in Nagatoro

Today I’d like to introduce one-day hiking course in Nagatoro, Saitama prefecture. The total hiking time is around 3.5 hours which takes you to the top of Hodo mountain. You can also take a cable car on your way down to the station after hiking up to the top of the mountain so this hiking […]

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Imari and Arita in Saga prefecture

Imari city was the next destination in our trip after visiting Karatsu city in Saga prefecture. About 40 minutes drive from Karatsu, Imari is located southwest of Karatsu and is famous for its Imari ware or Imari procelain. Imari wagyu beef You may have already heard of the ceramics of Imari as they are pretty […]

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Karatsu in Saga prefecture

Travel within Japan After a long time, I finally got to travel within Japan. The year 2020 has been quite unique in many ways due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We now don’t see foreign tourists across Japan which has hugely damaged the tourisum industry since the beginning of 2020. Even after a State of Emergency […]

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