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Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park: The Perfect Wintery Day Trip

The smell of sulfur gradually seeps through the air, and steam rises up beyond the trees in Jigokudani snow monkey park. Located in a valley of the Yokoyu River in northern Nagano Prefecture, 267 km northwest of Tokyo, literally, the name means “Hell Valley”. 

Aomori’s Takayama Inari Shrine: Senbon Torii and Cherry Blossoms

Takayama Inari Shrine, in the northern Prefecture of Aomori, is famous for its Senbon Torii gates, framed with cherry blossoms in spring. Since ancient times the shrine has been a popular place for local people who pray for a...

An Unforgettable White Christmas In Japan: Destination Sapporo

Thinking about mixing things up and travelling this yuletide? Here’s an idea: why not spend Christmas in Japan? Despite the prominent religion being Buddhism, Christmas is a big deal here. In the lead-up, you’re apt to come across Christmas shopping and gifts,...