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SIGHTSEEING

Chestnut Sweets and Delicacies From Ibaraki Prefecture!
A Refreshing Stop at “Michi-no-Eki Kasama” Roadside Station

"Michi no Eki" is the Japanese term for roadside stations. Scattered throughout Japan, they provide resting stops on road trips, but ...

Eat With Your Eyes. Kasama-yaki Pottery Ware & Local Food
Three Restaurants to Enjoy Kasama-yaki Pottery Ware

Eat With Your Eyes. Kasama-yaki Pottery Ware & Local Food
Three Restaurants to Enjoy Kasama-yaki Pottery Ware

You might have heard that Japanese people eat with their eyes. You can especially feel it when visiting p...

Where the Mountains and Sea Meet in Yoshino-Kumano National Park

The Kumano Kodo pilgrimage trails are a World Heritage that many travelers set out to visit at least once ...

What to Do During the Kasama Chrysanthemum Festival in Ibaraki

What to Do During the Kasama Chrysanthemum Festival in Ibaraki

Are you planning an autumn trip to Japan? If so you might want to consider Kasama. A short day trip from Tok...

Enjoying Temples, Gourmet Food and More in Tokyo! Four Single-Day Travel Plans in Katsushika

Enjoying Temples, Gourmet Food and More in Tokyo! Four Single-Day Travel Plans in Katsushika

What do you expect from a trip to Japan? Exploring old townscapes, visiting historic temples and shrine...

Marveling At the Life-Size

Marveling At the Life-Size "Moving Gundam!" An in-Depth Tour of GUNDAM FACTORY YOKOHAMA

For years fans have dreamed of a life-size Gundam that actually moves, and now the wait is over! Having op...

A Whole Town Dedicated to Bonsai! Visiting Omiya Bonsai Village

Visiting Omiya Bonsai Village

Japanese culture and art are often closely connected with nature and its representation. One of the bes...

Glamping with fantastic view! At ETOWA KASAMA

Glamping with fantastic view! At ETOWA KASAMA

Outdoor activities have gotten really popular in Japan recently. One of the most popular activities am...

They're Real! 10 Places in Japan Every Studio Ghibli Fan Should Visit

10 Places in Japan Every Studio Ghibli Fan Should Visit

For any respectable Studio Ghibli fan, a trip to Japan can't be complete without a visit to the Ghibl...

Early Spring Beauties! 4 Spots to See Plum Blossoms in Tokyo (and 3 Plum Snacks to Go With Them)

Early Spring Beauties! 4 Spots to See Plum Blossoms in Tokyo

What is there to do in Japan in February? The weather can be quite cold and the New Year celebrations are we...

Azalea Festival, Kasama Pottery, Chestnut Treats! Spending the Spring in Kasama

Azalea, Kasama Pottery, Chestnut Treats! Spending the Spring in Kasama City

Less than two hours away from central Tokyo, Kasama Tsutsuji Park is renown for its beautiful azaleas th...