Tag: japan

Travel Blog: Kakekomi Movie Pilgrim at Tokeji Temple, Kamakura

Travel Blog: Kakekomi Movie Pilgrim at Tokeji Temple, Kamakura

Kakekomi, a.k.a. the runaways, is one of the hidden gem that I found this year. It's a historical movie set in Japan and dated back in Edo period. It features many popular actors and actresses, including Erika Toda. The movie tells a story of two women, Jogo (the wive of a steelworker) and Ogin (concubine … Continue reading Travel Blog: Kakekomi Movie Pilgrim at Tokeji Temple, Kamakura

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Travel Blog: Monkey and Onsen in Nagano

Travel Blog: Monkey and Onsen in Nagano

"TO ADVENTURE IS TO FIND YOURSELF WHOLE" Snow monkey and Onsen, sounds like a nice combo right? You can find both at Jigokudani Monkey Park in Yamanouchi, Nagano Prefecture. To get there you'll need to take the train to Yudanaka Station, afterwards you can either take the local bus or hitchhike. I'm kidding... The owner … Continue reading Travel Blog: Monkey and Onsen in Nagano

Travel Blog: Shirakawa-gō, UNESCO World Heritage

Travel Blog: Shirakawa-gō, UNESCO World Heritage

「おはよう、世界!」- Good Morning, World! 🙂 This time, let's take a trip to Southern Japan! Shirakawa is a hot-spot for tourist who came to see the small-yet-unique village called Shirakawa-go. It was declared as one of UNESCO World Heritage site in 1995 thanks to the locals dedication to preserved their traditional farm-house known as gassho-zukuri. The village … Continue reading Travel Blog: Shirakawa-gō, UNESCO World Heritage

Travel Blog: Spring Festival in Takayama

Travel Blog: Spring Festival in Takayama

Takayama Spring Festival, also known as Sanno Matsuri, is said to be the largest festival in Takayama. Each year the festival is held for two days, 14th and 15th of April, and is hosted by Hie Shrine. In total Takayama is home to 25 festival floats; 12 shown in Spring, 11 in Autumn, and 2 for … Continue reading Travel Blog: Spring Festival in Takayama