Monthly Archives for June 2014
Chirin-chirin ice cream is a popular treat that has been sold at tourist spots around Nagasaki City for over 50 years. You may think this is a summer favorite, but chirin-chirin ice cream is sold year-round, even in the dead of winter. … Continue reading
The majority of the flowers in Meigetsuin Temple, Kamakura are known as hime ajisai in Japanese, meaning “princess hydrangeas.” Slightly smaller than other varieties of the flower, hime ajisai petals progress through a number of shades of blue, darkening before they eventually fall … Continue reading
American Village is the name of an entertainment, shopping and dining area north of Naha in Chatan. Located near some of the biggest U.S. military installations on Okinawa, American Village caters to the military members and their families. There is … Continue reading
Less than an hour away from Miyajima, Peace Memorial Park includes the A-Bomb Dome, Children’s Peace Monument, and the Peace Flame.
With hiking courses, beautiful foliage, and tales of tengu raven spirits, Mt. Takao, Okunoin Temple in Tokyo is worth a visit for anyone into fitness, nature, or folklore.