Posts Tagged ‘Aude’

Tokyo Hiking -5 Great Trails to Escape from Busy Crowds

  After spending a few days exploring one of the busiest cities in the world, you may feel in need for some more natural landscapes. Thanks to extensive public transportation networks, beautiful hikes are only one ride away from busy Tokyo. These are the 5 that I like most, all done in one day. Pack your hiking shoes and read on!     Mt Mitake    Mt […]

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Why I love Japan in Winter – foods and culture to warm you up

  Cherry blossom and Autumn leaves are very sought-after times to plan a trip to Japan, but Winter has a few perks that are worth considering. Here is to why I love Japan during the cold months.   Seasonal produce   From left to right: fresh oysters, snow crab, traditional imagawayaki hot cake, fugu sashimi Japan is the place to explore new foods. On the street, […]

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8 best ski resorts in Japan for families: beginner to advanced

  Japan boasts a great snow reputation, and a trip over the winter (December to March) is a perfect occasion to experience white landscapes and trying out snow sports. Winter in Japan also offers unique cultural experiences, and is there a better time to soak in hot springs after a big day out? Skiing, snowboarding, cross-country, snow-shoeing and sledding and amongst the many offerings in most […]

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5 Specialty Coffee Shops to Try in Fukuoka

  Japan’s specialty coffee scene has grown a lot over the last 5-10 years, with the country grooming some of the world’s most acclaimed baristas. Fukuoka, in Kyushu prefecture, has been one of the most active cities. Some of its gourmet coffee shops have been open ahead of the wave, in the early 2000s. This makes for a great exploration if you are, like me, very […]

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Chasing the 20 best waterfalls of Kyushu – Japan’s Hidden Gems

    Kyushu is famous for being one of the most volcanic areas of Japan. Hot springs, mountains, gorges, breathtaking beaches, Kyushu has it all. Hiring a car is probably the best option, however, some locations are accessible by public transportation. Here is a selection of the best waterfalls Kyushu has to offer and turn your trip to Japan into a real adventure! Find the waterfall […]

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Get Your Kyushu Basics covered – Land of Fire

  Beyond Japan’s Golden Route Kyushu may be lower on travelers’ radar going to Japan, but this volcanic island abounds with century-old temples, natural hot-springs and gourmet treasures. It’s time to put it back on the map!   Accessing Kyushu Kyushu is the 3rd largest island of the Japanese archipelago and is located south of the main island of Honshu. It is extensively connected to the […]

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Temples and Shrines: Understanding the 2 main Japanese religions

  Japan has a long tradition of different religious beliefs coexisting, and even merging, creating a unique spiritual landscape. During your trip, you will come across many temples and shrines. While it may all look similar to unfamiliar eyes, some basics will help you gain understanding and enjoy your travels further. What are the main differences between Shinto and Buddhism? Let’s take a look!   Shinto […]

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