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Visiting Nara Japan in Autumn: Breathtaking Fall Foliage Stroll Around Sacred Mt. Yoshino

Nara, Ikoma, Tenri Forests & Mountains

The most famous cherry blossom area in Japan is also the sacred place of mountain worship: Mount Yoshino in Nara. Once the leaves of the cherry blossom trees begin to turn red in mid-October and into November, the foliage becomes vivid with color, and the entire mountain is dyed in hues of red, yellow, and orange. The beloved fall leaves of the mountains are far more magnificent than any view you'd get in town. Depending on the weather, fog may trace the mountain surface, creating a different kind of fantastic scenery. Come along as we view the autumn foliage made possible by the purity of this land, and venture to Mount Yoshino!

Bringing Japanese History to Life: Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum

Tokyo's Surrounding Areas Other Historic Sites

The architecture of Japan is one of the things that sets the country apart from others. It's very distinctive and immediately recognizable, and something whose charm beckons out to many tourists. While in cities like Tokyo, where landscapes change continuously as older buildings give way to new and modern ones, there are areas where you can take a look at various kinds of architectural gems. One such place is the Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum in Koganei-shi, just about 45 minutes outside the center of Tokyo, which is home to a collection of 30 structures from different periods of Tokyo’s history. Join as we do a deep dive into this treasure of Tokyo!

(Video) OFF-KAi!!: An Akihabara Hair Salon for Anime Fans

Akihabara Other Health and Beauty

Have you ever watched anime and wished that you could rock a style as colorful and wild as the characters in Japanese animation? Your chance has arrived! Located in Akihabara, the heart of Japan’s otaku subculture, is a unique hair salon like none other in the world: OFF-KAi!! a hair salon that transforms customers into their favorite anime, manga, or game characters! LIVE JAPAN took a visit to see what it’s all about and to try out their services!

Just 2 Hours from Tokyo! Heading to Niigata via Joetsu Shinkansen

Niigata And Sado Other Sightseeing

Tourists who have already experienced sightseeing in Tokyo right after arriving from Haneda and Narita Airport are increasingly choosing to visit more distant places while still being able to enjoy an urban environment. For such people, Niigata is the perfect destination. It takes about two hours to get to Niigata from Tokyo Station via the JR Joetsu Shinkansen. Niigata City has prospered as one of Japan’s leading port cities since the Edo Period, and you can enjoy many activities here such as historical walks and delicious gourmet meals. It is a great spot to use as a tourist base, as there are plenty of hotels in the city, and it is surrounded by attractions such as Sado Island and Yahiko Shrine.

Kyoto Travel Guide: Recommended Highlights at Kiyomizu-dera, Kyoto's Most Prominent Sightseeing Location!

Gion, Kawaramachi, Kiyomizu-dera Temple Shrines

If you visit Kyoto, Kiyomizu-dera Temple is one the sightseeing spots you won't want to miss. The old historic temple, reportedly opened in the year 778, is a designated world heritage site. Its 130,000 square meter premises are situated halfway up the side of Mt. Otowayama and include over 30 buildings and monuments. Home to many national treasures and important cultural assets, Kiyomizu-dera is full of highlights, making it popular among visitors to Japan. "Kiyomizu Stage" jutting out from atop a cliff and the "Otowa Waterfall" said to have magical healing properties in its water are a few of the must-see spots introduced in this article.

Lost in Japan: Tips for Traveling with Family or Friends in Japan Without Getting Separated

Tokyo Station

Japan is one of the world's most populous nations, with a host of frenetic metropolitan areas; buzzing nightlife, packed train stations, chock-a-block walkways and round-the-clock hustle and bustle. While the fast-paced lifestyle and variety of lively entertainment make Japanese cities such attractive destinations, it means that sometimes – just occasionally – you may find yourself lost. Here are some pro tips on how to avoid getting lost in Japan, and how you can easily relocate your travel companions should it happen.

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