This waterfall, located upstream of the Yugawa River that flows from Lake Yunoko into Lake Chuzenji, falls 210 meters over the lava spewed from the crater of Mt. Nantai. A teahouse at its basin offers a breathtaking view of the surrounding area, which is particularly beautiful in spring when azaleas are in full bloom and in the autumnal foliage season.
48 separate waterfalls are scattered across Japan's Mount Nachi, but the one referred to as Nachi Falls is clearly distinguishable, standing at more than 400 feet tall (making it the country's largest) and cutting a swath through a forest thick with cypress trees and cedars. Sets of stone steps descend on either side of the cascade, and from its summit the Pacific Ocean is visible in the distance. As was the case with a host of natural elements, waterfalls enjoyed sacred status in ancient Japan, and this particular... read more
Lake Sai (Saiko, lit. "Western Lake"), is smaller and much less developed than neighboring Lake Kawaguchi. It is surrounded by wooded mountains, forests and several camp sites.
The views of Mount Fuji from the lake shores is partly blocked by a mountain range south of the lake, but there are beautiful, full views of the volcano from the lake's western shores.
A network of pleasant hiking trails covers the mountains and hills surrounding the lake, as well as the Aokigahara Jukai, lit. "Aokigahara tree ocean"... read more
Okinawa is a home to more than hundred islands that stretches over a distance of 700kms from Kyushu in the southwest to the Yonaguni-jima. Though a part of Japan, it is located in between Taiwan and Japan.
About Okinawa Island
Okinawa Island is the biggest and the most favorite of Ryukyu Islands (array of subtropical islands). Its lush green vegetation along with splendid coral reefs and ecstasy beaches is the ideal place for enjoying a holiday. The sandy beaches of Okinawa Island offer the true bliss... read more
Kerama Islands consists of various subtropical islands that are located around 32kms from Okinawa Island. Kerama Islands can be easily visited both by air or sea but still many of them are uninhabited.
Out of 22 islands only 4 islands i.e. Geruma, Zamami, Aka and Tokashiki are inhabited. All these islands are covered with various green hills that comprises of distinct vegetation.
Kerama islands are also well known for their beautiful, unspoiled beaches that serve as a good medium for various water activities ... read more
Lake Kawaguchi (Kawaguchiko) is the most easily accessible of the Fuji Five Lakes. It is located in Kawaguchiko Town, a hot spring resort named after the lake, and well connected with central Tokyo by trains and direct buses. Kawaguchiko's town center and the hot spring ryokan, some of which have baths with views of Mount Fuji, are clustered around the southeastern shores of Lake Kawaguchi. You can use the baths of some ryokan during daytime and against an admission fee of a few hundred yen even if you are not stay... read more
Heian Shrine is one of the best-preserved shrines in Kyoto. It is a mesmerizing place that guarantees to provide peace of mind and soul to all its visitors. Japan’s culture is strongly depicted through this architecture and this is why it is Japan’s one of the important cultural properties.
History & Significance The Heian Temple in Kyoto was built as a partial representation of the Heian Palace from Heian-kyo. It was the main attraction of the Industrial Exposition Fair. The fair was held for the 1100... read more
Also referred as Sanja-sama, Asakusa Shrine is frequented by many devotees throughout the year. It is one of the popular Shinto shrines in Tokyo, Japan. It is located on the east side of the Senso-ji, a Budhist temple.
ArchitectureAsakusa Temple in Tokyo depicts gongen-zukuri style architecture.
Establishment YearAsakusa Shrine in Tokyo was established in the year 1649 and during the Japan’s Edi Period. The shrine was commissioned by Tokugawa Iemitsu.
Why was Shrine Constructed?The shrine was constructed w... read more
Hachiko was an Akita dog known for his unexceptional loyalty for his master. Hachiko Statue in Tokyo is a must visit during one’s visit to Tokyo. Born in a farm near the city of Odate, Akita Prefecture; the dog is also called chuken Hachiko in Japanese language.
Touching Story Behind the Dog’s FameIt was in the year 1924, a professor in the agriculture department at the University of Tokyo named Hidesabur? Ueno took Hachiko as his pet. Everyday Hachiko used to accompany the professor to and from the ne... read more
A popular zelkova tree-lined avenue, Omotesando is situated in Shibuya and Minato. It sprawls from the Meiji Shrine’s entrance and towards the Aoyama-dori and precisely where Omotesando Station is located. Omotesando was contrived in Taisho era.
Omotesando in Tokyo is colloquially referred as an 'architectural showcase' street. During ones visit, one can explore many fashion stores. Some of these are Louis Vuitton store (Jun Aoki, 2002) Prada building (Herzog & de Meuron, 2003), Gyre (MV... read more