日本的夏天:日本的五大避暑勝地

日本的夏天:日本的五大避暑勝地

在日本,某些地區的夏天可能非常炎熱,尤其是在一些大都市地區的氣溫在夏天常常會超過30°C,而且空氣中還充滿濕氣,在這種時候,連做簡單的活動都會讓人有窒息的感覺。

雖然夏季常常是高溫酷熱的,但這個時候卻也是讓人們可以探索日本一些涼爽的避暑勝地的絕佳機會。在這裡,我們將為大家介紹日本的五大避暑勝地。

 

1. 北海道

利尻島騎在宗谷岬西南方的利尻島騎自行車 | ©photoAC

位於日本最北端,北海道,這片廣闊的大地,夏季的氣溫涼爽,溫度範圍在18到25°C之間,有時在夜間和清晨的溫度甚至會降到10°C。這讓北海道成為日本在酷暑期間最受歡迎的避暑勝地之一。

由於北海道沒有梅雨季節,您還可以在低濕度的溫和氣候中,享受難忘的夏季假期。

北海道以其壯麗的原野和令人嘆為觀止的風景而聞名,讓人體驗各種多采多姿的戶外活動。以下是一些建議:

  • 攀登大雪山國立公園中的旭岳;
  • 在宗谷岬西南方的利尻島騎自行車;
  • 在洞爺湖享受悠閒的遊船之旅;
  • 在北海道東部的鄂霍次克海划獨木舟。

 

可以參觀富田農場裡美麗如畫的薰衣草田從七月中旬到八月初,可以參觀富田農場裡美麗如畫的薰衣草田 | ©photoAC

除了參觀迷人的海濱小鎮小樽和函館之外,夏季也是欣賞富良野和美瑛壯麗花海的理想時機。

從七月中旬到八月初,可以參觀富田農場裡美麗如畫的薰衣草田,欣賞盛開的花朵與十勝連峰互相襯托的優美景色。還可以搭乘連接旭川和富良野的美瑛・富良野Norokko列車,享受花海盛景和宜人的田野微風。

如果你是葡萄酒愛好者,絕不可錯過的就是參觀自1972年以來就在當地生產葡萄酒的富良野酒莊。平常開放給一般民眾參觀,並提供免費品酒的富良野酒莊,是讓大家可以在充滿活力的紫色薰衣草田景色下品嘗美酒、創造難忘的夏日回憶的最完美選擇。

 

2. 青森

奧入瀨溪流奧入瀨溪流 | ©photoAC

接下來要介紹的是位於東北地區的青森。青森擁有純淨湖水的十和田湖和被列為聯合國世界遺產的白神山地等景點,她的魅力已經不只是個避暑的涼爽勝地。

來到青森,你可以規劃一趟穿越白神山地的清爽徒步之旅,這片橫跨青森和秋田的區域的森林,是世界上最大的原始山毛櫸林之一。在徒步旅行中,您可以一睹以湛藍色湖水而聞名的青池。

在這裡,讓自己沉浸於奧入瀨溪流寧靜而原始的自然風光中,踏上小徑,穿越青森獨特美麗的自然景觀,欣賞碧綠鮮豔的樹葉和壯麗的瀑布。

 

三内丸山遺跡三內丸山遺跡。 | ©photoAC

青森,除了壯麗的自然景觀外,青森縣的弘前市更是一個擁有豐富文化遺產的夏日避暑勝地。

向大家推薦,如果有機會,一定要前往參加在八月初舉辦的弘前ねぷた祭典。祭典活動中會有大型的燈光花車在街頭遊行,同時伴隨著傳統音樂和舞蹈,讓您體驗滿滿的傳統日本文化。

此外,弘前市還擁有非常豐富的歷史遺跡,如弘前城、曾隸屬津輕氏的武士們居住的弘前武士區(仲町武家民房),以及日本最大且最完整,同時也是繩文時代遺址之一的三內丸山遺跡。

青森是一個融合了文化與自然,並且讓人避開夏日酷熱、放慢腳步,可以讓自己重新出發的地方。

 

3. 富山

在立山連峰的みくりが池立山連峰 | ©photoAC

擁有壯麗立山連峰的富山,是一個讓你遠離夏季酷熱、享受山間沁涼清爽空氣的絕佳地點。另外,還有一條跨越立山黑部阿爾卑斯山脈,超過90公里的壯觀道路,更是絕對不容錯過。

從每年的四月到十一月,立山黑部阿爾卑斯山脈道路,可以透過多種交通工具,讓遊客們穿越日本北阿爾卑斯山脈。一般是從長野出發,終點是在富山,這段路程帶您穿越山脈,目睹日本最引以為傲的世界級山景。夏季是富山最理想的徒步旅行季節,您還可以經過黑部大壩,並遊覽日本最高的瀑布——稱名瀑布。在室堂,您可以在廣闊的自然環境中享受山裡寧靜時光,徒步環繞御廚池,享受山裡清新甜美的空氣。

 

不如考慮前往富山的另一個聯合國教科文組織世界遺產——五箇山不如考慮前往富山的另一個聯合國教科文組織世界遺產——五箇山。 | ©photoAC

與其參觀經常被過度宣傳的白川鄉(白川郷),不如考慮前往富山的另一個聯合國教科文組織世界遺產——五箇山,體驗該地的歷史魅力。

五箇山是日本少數幾個可以看到合掌村的地方之一,這種建築風格的字面意思是“祈禱中的雙手”。這裡有許多可以追溯到江戶時代、擁有數百年歷史的農舍。

相倉,是五箇山最大的村莊,,擁有近20座合掌式農舍。您還可以步行到村莊上方的觀景平台,俯瞰全村。如果有時間,不妨在這些經改造的民宿中住上一晚,享受一次難忘的體驗。

 

4. 長野

白絲瀑布白絲瀑布 | ©photoAC

位於富山旁邊的長野,因其涼爽的氣候,長期以來被公認是夏季避暑的熱門地點。在眾多地點中,輕井澤更是以成為避開日本嚴酷夏季的首選勝地而脫穎而出。多年來,大家習慣前往輕井澤,享受那裡高貴優雅的氛圍,在被自然環繞的咖啡館中度過夏日悠閒時光,又或者可以敞開窗戶,享受山裡徐徐的清涼微風。

除了其綠意盎然的環境,輕井澤也是一個度假小鎮,擁有藝術畫廊、高雅餐廳、Outlet商場以及美麗的瀑布,如白絲瀑布。遊客還可以輕鬆地租借自行車,探索舊軽井澤的街道,這是中山道上的一個古城市,曾經是連結京都的古城與江戶(今日的東京)的重要城市。

 

上高地上高地 | ©photoAC

還有一個不容錯過的地點是上高地,這是一片位於日本壯麗的阿爾卑斯山脈中,令人驚嘆的綠洲。在上高地徒步時,您可以體驗夏季的清新氣息,沉浸在清澈透明的梓川之中。高聳的日本阿爾卑斯山脈和湛藍明亮的藍天完美襯托出梓川的美。擁有這樣獨特的大自然寶藏,長野無疑成為當地居民和遊客最喜愛的度假勝地之一。

 

5. 伊豆半島

城崎海岸城崎海岸 | ©photoAC

距離東京幾個小時的伊豆半島,也是一個很棒避暑地點,非常適合做為想短暫逃離城市酷暑的地點。

作為一個一直以來是享譽盛名的海灘和溫泉度假勝地,風情獨特的熱海,有著溫和宜人的氣候和適合全家夏季度假的寧靜沙灘。雖然在酷熱的夏季裡泡溫泉似乎有些不合常理,但熱海深受大家喜愛的礦泉,肯定會讓你在盡情玩樂一整天後,迅速恢復活力!

來到這裡,千萬別錯過探索伊東南部風景如畫的城崎海岸,這裡有崎嶇的懸崖和壯麗的岩層。走過門脇吊橋,可以欣賞海岸線的一系列壯麗景觀,天氣晴朗時還可以看到大島。

 

大室山大室山 | ©photoAC

遠離東海岸迷人的海灘,深入內陸地區,您可以看到大室山,一座被郁郁蔥蔥綠意包圍的死火山。

可以乘坐纜車到火山頂,盡情享受清新的微風,並欣賞伊豆半島的廣角美景。如果運氣好的話,還可以看到富士山呢!

 

準備好度過屬於你自己的夏天吧!

準備好度過屬於你自己的夏天吧!準備好度過屬於你自己的夏天吧!| ©photoAC

從北海道涼爽的氣候到伊豆半島寧靜的海灘,日本幾個避暑勝地都為那些想要遠離酷暑的遊客提供了最好的選擇。不論你是喜歡探索青森綠意盎然的景觀,或是想讓自己沉浸於輕井澤的豐富文化,還是見識上高地的自然奇觀,日本各個不同的地區特色保證帶給你難忘的夏季之旅。所以,趕緊收拾行囊,一起來擁抱這個季節的美,享受日本避暑天堂帶來的涼爽夏季吧!

 

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An avid lover of nature, photography, and Japanese literature, you will find Dawn (@oyakodawn) either lost in the midst of a historical pilgrimage route or in any local book cafes from the north all the way to the south of Japan. Dawn has lived in Kyoto for a year and still can’t get enough of its cultural and historical richness - not to mention the hipster cafes that serve to satisfy their coffee addiction!

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當你在日本旅遊時,每個縣市都會有它們當地的季節性水果。而且幾乎每個縣都設有有其農業部門,專門培育且種植當地的代表性水果,而其中,山形縣更是水果盛產的主要地區。就讓我們來探索這個堪稱是日本的水果王國,山形,一起品嚐這裡著名的櫻桃、水梨、葡萄等的優質水果。

Wendy Ng Food

美味山形:來自日本水果王國的優質水果

當你在日本旅遊時,每個縣市都會有它們當地的季節性水果。而且幾乎每個縣都設有有其農業部門,專門培育且種植當地的代表性水果,而其中,山形縣更是水果盛產的主要地區。就讓我們來探索這個堪稱是日本的水果王國,山形,一起品嚐這裡著名的櫻桃、水梨、葡萄等的優質水果。

Yummy Yamagata Fruit Kingdom
Sue Lynn

Yummy Yamagata: Best Fruits to Try in Japan's F...

Japan is renowned for producing high quality and a rich variety of fruits. Blessed with four distinct seasons and abundant natural resources, fruits are cultivated and harvested seasonally based on...

Wendy Ng

Yummy Yamagata: Best Fruits to Try in Japan's F...

Japan is renowned for producing high quality and a rich variety of fruits. Blessed with...

Sakata Beika Maker's Story by JAPAN RAIL CLUB
Sue Lynn

Maker's Story: Rice Crackers from Yamagata by S...

When it comes to rice crackers from Yamagata, no other company does it better than Sakata Beika (酒田米菓)! Priding themselves with creating the best rice crackers made with non-glutinous domestic...

Sue Lynn Maker's Story

Maker's Story: Rice Crackers from Yamagata by S...

When it comes to rice crackers from Yamagata, no other company does it better than...

Japan’s Culinary Wonder: Exploring the Delights of Konnyaku Jelly
Sue Lynn

Japan’s Culinary Wonder: Exploring the Delights...

If you visited a Japanese restaurant before, chances are you have encountered one of Japan’s unique culinary marvels known as konjac jelly or konnyaku (こんにゃく・コンニャク). Captivating food enthusiasts and health-conscious...

Snack Lover Food

Japan’s Culinary Wonder: Exploring the Delights...

If you visited a Japanese restaurant before, chances are you have encountered one of Japan’s...

The Art of Shinrin-yoku: Best Places to Experience Forest Bathing in Japan
Sue Lynn

The Art of Shinrin-yoku: Best Places to Experie...

Have you heard about Japan’s staggering number of national parks? With a total of 34 parks stretching from Hokkaido to Okinawa, Japan’s national parks are endowed with lush forests, dynamic...

Wendy Ng Nature

The Art of Shinrin-yoku: Best Places to Experie...

Have you heard about Japan’s staggering number of national parks? With a total of 34...

Uncovering the secret to Shizuoka's green tea
Sue Lynn

Shizuoka Green Tea: Uncovering the Secrets of J...

Having continuously cultivated and refined its flavours for centuries, Shizuoka produces exquisite green tea that is distinctively Japanese. What exactly sets Shizuoka tea apart and makes it so highly sought...

Dawn Sim

Shizuoka Green Tea: Uncovering the Secrets of J...

Having continuously cultivated and refined its flavours for centuries, Shizuoka produces exquisite green tea that...

Japanese matcha powder
Sue Lynn

So Much Matcha: The Many Ways to Enjoy Matcha

One of the most recognised flavours of Japan, matcha (抹茶) is a finely ground powder made with young tea leaves, characterised by its vibrant green colour that come from its...

Carissa Loh Culture

So Much Matcha: The Many Ways to Enjoy Matcha

One of the most recognised flavours of Japan, matcha (抹茶) is a finely ground powder...

Matcha
Sue Lynn

抹茶饗宴:探索抹茶的世界與日本頂尖抹茶產地

當我們提到日本,抹茶無疑的會被視為該國最具代表性的產品之一,但你知道抹茶的來源嗎?抹茶是由遮陽的環境下生長的綠茶茶葉,以石磨的方式加工成抹茶粉。並以其鮮豔的綠色、獨特的風味和多種健康益處而受到大家喜愛,也是長久以來一直讓日本人引以為傲的傳統。

Dawn Sim Culture

抹茶饗宴:探索抹茶的世界與日本頂尖抹茶產地

當我們提到日本,抹茶無疑的會被視為該國最具代表性的產品之一,但你知道抹茶的來源嗎?抹茶是由遮陽的環境下生長的綠茶茶葉,以石磨的方式加工成抹茶粉。並以其鮮豔的綠色、獨特的風味和多種健康益處而受到大家喜愛,也是長久以來一直讓日本人引以為傲的傳統。

Beyond beverages, matcha is also used in many other aspects of Japanese food, including Japanese wagashi and even in staples such as buckwheat noodles and mochi.
Sue Lynn

So Much Matcha: Exploring Matcha and The Top Ma...

Matcha, Japan’s most iconic green tea that has attained global popularity. | ©PhotoAC When you think of Japan, matcha (抹茶) or maccha inevitably comes to mind as one of the...

Dawn Sim Culture

So Much Matcha: Exploring Matcha and The Top Ma...

Matcha, Japan’s most iconic green tea that has attained global popularity. | ©PhotoAC When you...

抹茶饗宴:日本綠茶探索指南
Sue Lynn

抹茶饗宴:日本綠茶探索指南

你知道嗎?日本是世界第二大綠茶生產國,僅次於中國,而靜岡縣的茶就占全國生產量約40%。 一般來說,茶葉會經過蒸、揉和乾燥等過程來製作成飲用茶。採摘後的茶葉會被蒸熟以停止氧化,以保持茶葉的鮮綠色、營養和清新的香氣。

Carissa Loh

抹茶饗宴:日本綠茶探索指南

你知道嗎?日本是世界第二大綠茶生產國,僅次於中國,而靜岡縣的茶就占全國生產量約40%。 一般來說,茶葉會經過蒸、揉和乾燥等過程來製作成飲用茶。採摘後的茶葉會被蒸熟以停止氧化,以保持茶葉的鮮綠色、營養和清新的香氣。

So Much Matcha: An Essential Guide to Green Tea in Japan
Sue Lynn

So Much Matcha: An Essential Guide to Green Tea...

High in anti-oxidants and packed with anti-inflammatory properties, green tea (緑茶) is one of Japan’s most popular beverages and an important part of its culture, and can be found all...

Carissa Loh Culture

So Much Matcha: An Essential Guide to Green Tea...

High in anti-oxidants and packed with anti-inflammatory properties, green tea (緑茶) is one of Japan’s...

製茶故事:京都舞妓之茶本舖
Sue Lynn

製茶故事:京都舞妓之茶本舖

當提到日本的綠茶,大家都知道日本京都是茶文化的中心。 綠茶一開始是在西元9世紀,由幾個佛教僧侶從中國引進到日本的。在日本人的生活中,綠茶已經成為一種有著許多用途而且對人體健康的飲品。 作為日本文化的一部分,抹茶、煎茶和玉露等的綠茶品種也提供了多樣的口味選擇和體驗。例如傳統的日本茶道,不僅喝茶能帶來健康,茶道更成為了日本獨一無二的文化。

Sue Lynn Maker's Story

製茶故事:京都舞妓之茶本舖

當提到日本的綠茶,大家都知道日本京都是茶文化的中心。 綠茶一開始是在西元9世紀,由幾個佛教僧侶從中國引進到日本的。在日本人的生活中,綠茶已經成為一種有著許多用途而且對人體健康的飲品。 作為日本文化的一部分,抹茶、煎茶和玉露等的綠茶品種也提供了多樣的口味選擇和體驗。例如傳統的日本茶道,不僅喝茶能帶來健康,茶道更成為了日本獨一無二的文化。

Maker's Story: Gyokuro Tea from Kyoto by Maikonocha Honpo
Sue Lynn

Maker's Story: Gyokuro Tea from Kyoto by Maikon...

When it comes to green tea from Japan, Kyoto stands as the hub of tea culture. Originally introduced by returning Buddhist monks from their travels in China in the 9th...

Sue Lynn Food

Maker's Story: Gyokuro Tea from Kyoto by Maikon...

When it comes to green tea from Japan, Kyoto stands as the hub of tea...

Maker’s Story: Premium Matcha Products from Uji, Kyoto by Kyoeiseicha
Sue Lynn

Maker’s Story: Premium Matcha Products from Uji...

This May, JAPAN RAIL CLUB celebrates the joy that matcha brings to our lives with the special “So Much Matcha” Omiyage Snack Box. May marks the start of the traditional...

Sue Lynn Maker's Story

Maker’s Story: Premium Matcha Products from Uji...

This May, JAPAN RAIL CLUB celebrates the joy that matcha brings to our lives with...

綠之日快樂!一起來探索日本新綠季節中五個不能錯過的景點
Sue Lynn

綠之日快樂!一起來探索日本新綠季節中五個不能錯過的景點

在日本眾多節慶與珍貴傳統之中,有一個特別關於自然崇敬的慶典——綠之日。這個國定假日訂於每年五月四日,見證了日本與自然的深厚連結,也提醒人們欣賞這個70%都是山區的島國上,那些美麗的綠色景觀。

Carissa Loh Culture

綠之日快樂!一起來探索日本新綠季節中五個不能錯過的景點

在日本眾多節慶與珍貴傳統之中,有一個特別關於自然崇敬的慶典——綠之日。這個國定假日訂於每年五月四日,見證了日本與自然的深厚連結,也提醒人們欣賞這個70%都是山區的島國上,那些美麗的綠色景觀。

Happy Greenery Day: 5 Must-Visit Places to Explore During Japan's Shinryoku Season
Sue Lynn

Happy Greenery Day: 5 Must-Visit Places to Expl...

Nestled amongst Japan’s vibrant festivities and cherished traditions lies a celebration rooted in reverence for nature―Midori-no-Hi (みどりの日 Greenery Day). Observed annually on 4 May, this national holiday is a testament...

Carissa Loh Culture

Happy Greenery Day: 5 Must-Visit Places to Expl...

Nestled amongst Japan’s vibrant festivities and cherished traditions lies a celebration rooted in reverence for...

Fresh From Hokkaido: A Guide to Sapporo Central Wholesale Market
Sue Lynn

Fresh From Hokkaido: A Guide to Sapporo Central...

Hokkaido is Japan’s food paradise as the northernmost part of the country is the top producer of agricultural products and seafood: the vast lands covering Japan’s second largest island and...

Wendy Ng

Fresh From Hokkaido: A Guide to Sapporo Central...

Hokkaido is Japan’s food paradise as the northernmost part of the country is the top...

Nihon Sankei (日本三景): The Three Scenic Views of Japan
Sue Lynn

Nihon Sankei (日本三景): The Three Scenic Views of ...

Japan is an island nation that has always been known for its stunningly beautiful landscapes but even amongst these, there are three locations that rise above the others and are...

Dawn Sim Nature

Nihon Sankei (日本三景): The Three Scenic Views of ...

Japan is an island nation that has always been known for its stunningly beautiful landscapes...

Japan celebrates Golden Week between April 29 to May 5
Sue Lynn

Golden Week: Exploring Japan's Week-Long Festiv...

What is Golden Week? Golden Week (ゴールデンウィーク or 黄金週間 Ogon Shukan), recognised as one of Japan's most prominent and bustling holiday periods, usually spans from late April to early May...

Dawn Sim Culture

Golden Week: Exploring Japan's Week-Long Festiv...

What is Golden Week? Golden Week (ゴールデンウィーク or 黄金週間 Ogon Shukan), recognised as one of...

春暖花開:櫻花之外的六種當季花卉
Sue Lynn

春暖花開:櫻花之外的六種當季花卉

賞花的樂趣之一,就是它們轉瞬即逝的特性:花期每季只有幾天,但那短暫幾天卻難忘極了。來看看六種春天當季花卉,以及賞花最佳時機!

Carissa Loh Nature

春暖花開:櫻花之外的六種當季花卉

賞花的樂趣之一,就是它們轉瞬即逝的特性:花期每季只有幾天,但那短暫幾天卻難忘極了。來看看六種春天當季花卉,以及賞花最佳時機!

Spring Beginnings: 6 Seasonal Flowers Other Than Sakura
Sue Lynn

Spring Beginnings: 6 Seasonal Flowers Other Tha...

Flowers herald the beginning of spring, and in Japan, no flower is more synonymous with spring than the beloved cherry blossom (桜 sakura). However, other than these pretty, pink blossoms,...

Carissa Loh Nature

Spring Beginnings: 6 Seasonal Flowers Other Tha...

Flowers herald the beginning of spring, and in Japan, no flower is more synonymous with...

Spring Beginnings: 7 Things to Do in Japan in April and May
Sue Lynn

Spring Beginnings: 7 Things to Do in Japan in A...

Cherry blossoms, or sakura, are flowers symbolic of spring, often alluded to the promise of a new beginning in many Japanese literature. | Photo by Dawn Sim   A symbol...

Dawn Sim Spring

Spring Beginnings: 7 Things to Do in Japan in A...

Cherry blossoms, or sakura, are flowers symbolic of spring, often alluded to the promise of...

Spring Beginnings: 6 Must-Try Spring Foods in Japan
Sue Lynn

Spring Beginnings: 6 Must-Try Spring Foods in J...

Spring in Japan is a time for celebration as the season marks new beginnings. Other than the mesmerising cherry blossoms painting the landscape, spring is the best season to experience...

Wendy Ng Food

Spring Beginnings: 6 Must-Try Spring Foods in J...

Spring in Japan is a time for celebration as the season marks new beginnings. Other...

Spring Beginnings: 6 Must-Visit Spring Festivals in Japan
Sue Lynn

Spring Beginnings: 6 Must-Visit Spring Festival...

Photo by cyesuta (CC BY-SA 2.0)   Spring is a season of new beginnings, bringing with it beautiful flowers, comfortable temperatures, and a time of celebration. While most travellers head...

Carissa Loh Festival

Spring Beginnings: 6 Must-Visit Spring Festival...

Photo by cyesuta (CC BY-SA 2.0)   Spring is a season of new beginnings, bringing...

Castle Day (6 April): 10 Must-Visit Castles in Japan
Sue Lynn

Castle Day (6 April): 10 Must-Visit Castles in ...

Matsue Castle in spring. | Photo by 島根県観光連盟 Japan, a nation celebrated for its rich history and enduring cultural heritage, is particularly famous for its magnificent Japanese castles (お城 oshiro)....

Carissa Loh Culture

Castle Day (6 April): 10 Must-Visit Castles in ...

Matsue Castle in spring. | Photo by 島根県観光連盟 Japan, a nation celebrated for its rich...

Sakura Karinto and Marui Suzuki
Sue Lynn

Maker’s Story: Seasonal Karinto Snacks from Tok...

April marks the official arrival of spring in Japan, and one of the cherished traditions of celebrating this season is to enjoy “ohanami” (お花見)! Ohanami means “flower-viewing”, and this is...

Sue Lynn Maker's Story

Maker’s Story: Seasonal Karinto Snacks from Tok...

April marks the official arrival of spring in Japan, and one of the cherished traditions...

A Guide to Sakura in Tohoku: Best Cherry Blossom Viewing Spots in Northeast Japan
Sue Lynn

A Guide to Sakura in Tohoku: Best Cherry Blosso...

Hirosaki Castle Park | Photo by Aomori Prefecture Cherry blossoms or sakura (桜) herald the start of springtime in Japan. Spring is the prettiest and most enjoyable season with radiant...

Wendy Ng Spring

A Guide to Sakura in Tohoku: Best Cherry Blosso...

Hirosaki Castle Park | Photo by Aomori Prefecture Cherry blossoms or sakura (桜) herald the...

A Guide to Japanese Shochu: A Tasting Tour of Shochu Distilleries in Miyazaki
Sue Lynn

A Guide to Japanese Shochu: A Tasting Tour of S...

Shochu (焼酎) is one of the most consumed alcoholic beverages in Japan and the Japanese drink more shochu than sake. Considered to be Japan's national spirit, Shochu is gaining great...

Wendy Ng

A Guide to Japanese Shochu: A Tasting Tour of S...

Shochu (焼酎) is one of the most consumed alcoholic beverages in Japan and the Japanese...

Tohoku: A Tale of Tradition through its Cultural Icons
Sue Lynn

Tohoku: A Tale of Tradition through its Cultura...

Statues of the Namahage located in Oga Peninsula. | Photo by PhotoAC Steeped in tradition, Tohoku (東北), the northeastern part of Japan comprising of six prefectures – Aomori (青森), Akita...

Dawn Sim Culture

Tohoku: A Tale of Tradition through its Cultura...

Statues of the Namahage located in Oga Peninsula. | Photo by PhotoAC Steeped in tradition,...

Tasty Tohoku Treats: 6 Must-Try Food from Northeast Japan
Sue Lynn

Tasty Tohoku Treats: 6 Must-Try Food from North...

Japan is a food paradise and beyond the major cities and well-trodden travel routes, you can unearth more culinary treasures spread throughout the country if you venture into the less...

Wendy Ng Food

Tasty Tohoku Treats: 6 Must-Try Food from North...

Japan is a food paradise and beyond the major cities and well-trodden travel routes, you...

Sakura 2024: 5 Must-Visit Cherry Blossom Spots in Tokyo for Ohanami
Sue Lynn

Sakura 2024: 5 Must-Visit Cherry Blossom Spots ...

If you have visited Tokyo between late March and early April, then chances are you have witnessed the enchanting sight of cherry blossoms (桜 sakura) in full bloom. A cherry...

Carissa Loh Culture

Sakura 2024: 5 Must-Visit Cherry Blossom Spots ...

If you have visited Tokyo between late March and early April, then chances are you...

Tasty Tohoku Treats: 6 Must-Buy Souvenirs from Tohoku
Sue Lynn

Tasty Tohoku Treats: 6 Must-Buy Souvenirs from ...

Located on the north-eastern part of mainland Japan, Tohoku (東北) is made up of six prefectures, and is a treasure trove of beautiful nature and fascinating history. It’s a wonderful...

Carissa Loh Food

Tasty Tohoku Treats: 6 Must-Buy Souvenirs from ...

Located on the north-eastern part of mainland Japan, Tohoku (東北) is made up of six...

Omiyage Day (8 March): Exploring Japan's Souvenir & Gift-Giving Culture
Sue Lynn

Omiyage Day (8 March): Exploring Japan's Souven...

Have you heard of omiyage (お土産)? If you’ve been to Japan, then you have probably seen the colourful and beautifully packaged boxes of local confectionery filling the gift shops along...

Carissa Loh Culture

Omiyage Day (8 March): Exploring Japan's Souven...

Have you heard of omiyage (お土産)? If you’ve been to Japan, then you have probably...