2018年11月

Chasing cherry blossoms at the most beautiful villages in Japan

In my previous article I introduced you new travel route to chase autumn leaves of the most beautiful villages in Nagano Pref. Today I would like to let you know that you even can chase cherry blossoms in the spring by going the same route. But, this time you may go from south to north. The first destination is Nakagawa village.(the last destination for autumn leaves). In the spring at Nakagawa village you are recommended to taste sweet cherries. The second destination is Oshika village. In the downtown of Oshika there is a nice park called “Onishi Park” You can enjoy cherry blossoms with mountains covered with snow. The third destination is Takato. Cherry blossom at Takato castle ruin is said to be one of the best three most beautiful cherry blossom spots in Japan. At Takato after cherry blossom is over you can enjoy beautiful roses at the rose garden in the town. The forth destination is Hara village. Cherry blossoms with Mt.Yatsugatake is really so nice. The fifth destination is Takayama village. Every year lots of visitors come here to shoot the picture of big cherry blossom tree with rape flowers. The final destination is Ogawa village which […]

Chasing the autumnal leaves of the most beautiful village of Japan

Introducing the new route of the autumn leaves of the most beautiful village in Japan.The place is Nagano Prefecture.First of all, Takayama village. [Gallery columns = "2" size = "medium" link = "file" ids = "2120, 2117"] The starry sky is also a big tourist resource in High mountain village, about 20km east of Nagano city.If you stay at Yamada Ranch, which is more than 1000 meters altitude, you can enjoy this stardust.It takes about two hours by car from Takayama Village to the South by the expressway and arrives at Haramura, the next destination.In Haramura, surrounded by high mountains, including Yatsugatake, you can enjoy beautiful foliage with snow-covered mountains. [Gallery size = "Medium" ids = "1849, 1847, 1844"] as well as the high mountain village, the starry sky of Hara is also recommended.There are a lot of lovely cottages and pensions in the village. The third destination is Takato (INA city), just an hour's drive from Haramura.Takato Castle Park is famous for its cherry blossoms in the spring, but in fact the leaves are also very beautiful. [Gallery columns = "2" size = "Medium" ids = "1919, 1921"] when you come to Takato, please enjoy a leisurely wait.In the […]

Koisago Village, “Various ceramic souvenirs and Experience”

Koisago is the northern part of Nakagawa town, Tochigi Pref. and one of the most beautiful villages in Japan. In this village there is ceramic wares called “Koisago-yaki”. You can buy various kinds of ceramic products as souvenirs. At this “Fujita Ceramic Center” you even can try to make your own ceramic wares by yourselves. The experience fee is just ¥2,580 including baking cost. It takes just about an hour to complete your item. For more details and reservation please contact them directly; http://koisagoyaki.co.jp

Koisago Village, “Growing Natural Forest Museum”

Kousago, the northern part of Nagagawa town, Tochigi Pref. is one of the most beautiful villages in Japan. This area is typical Japanese “Satoyama” where old Japanese culture remains unchanged. About 6 years ago one creator came this village and was impressed with the beautiful forest. She would like to make best use of the forest and made some sculptures using the tree of the forest as it is. These arts were known to other creators, and from that time on other creators come to this forest and make new sculptures every spring. Now the total sum of such sculptures are more than ten. This is growing Satoyama natural museum!