JAPAN IS ACTUALLY NOT THAT BEAUTIFUL
That is why I love it
Hiking to an Active Volcano: Mount Aso in Japan25 Dec 2021
Mount Aso is the largest active volcano in Japan. Although this may sound intimidating at first – and it should as the volcano recently erupted in October 2021- it is also one of the most accessible peaks and craters in Japan that can be easily reached by car or a bus.
Kanazawa: One Fine City in Japan04 Apr 2021
Kanazawa is a fairly small city located in Ishikawa, one of the western prefectures of Japan, combining traditional Japanese architecture with some very innovatively designed museum spaces including D.T. Suzuki Museum and Museum of Contemporary Art.
Shimanami Kaido: One of the Best Cycling Routes in Japan05 Dec 2021
Shimanami Kaido is a rewarding cycling trail in Japan connecting busy Honshu to one of the countries most secluded islands.
Islands of Japan
Journey to Goto Islands and Beyond: a Matter of Faith or Religion?07 May 2022
When I first watched the movie Silence by Martin Scorsese, the only thing that I could think of—besides the oppressing but wildly beautiful scenery—was "trample, trample, please just trample." Why would not people, the Hidden Christians of Japan, just step on the fumi-e, carved stone featuring the image of Jesus Christ or Virgin Mary, to avoid death by torture? Were these symbolic gestures linked to religion or renunciation of it more important than human life?
Yakushima: Land of Beautiful Hikes01 Apr 2021
Planning a trip to Yakushima is very easy thanks to the abundance of the high quality websites focusing on the island and its hiking trails. Even a quick browse through those various sites is sufficient to ensure you that Yakushima is the right choice as the sense of attachment the page owners feel to this mystical island jumps out of almost every page of their websites.
Islands of Japan Worth Ditching the Mainland For03 May 2023
Japan is an island nation. Now, please repeat with me – Japan is an island nation. And now once again but this time in Japanese – Japan is a “shimaguni”.