2017/10/17

2017/10/17 - Bandai Report

With this year's autumn colors hitting their peak in Japan's mountains and northern Tohoku and Hokkaido regions, I made my way today to just such a place: one of Japan's most famous mountains in the heart of Tohoku...
2017/04/19

2017/04/19 - Fukushima Report

The cherry blossom season is reaching its height this week in many spots throughout the Tohoku and Chubu Regions of Japan as the blossoms move their way north towards Hokkaido (due to reach best viewing in the first...
2015/04/08

2015/04/08 - Fukushima Report

Today I bring you our first report from Fukushima in the Tohoku Region, while Joe will be updating from Nagano Prefecture. Eastern Japan had a cold spell overnight and the Kanto Region...
2014/10/21

2014/10/21 - Bandai Report

After a day out in Lake Towada yesterday, I headed to Urabandai in Fukushima Prefecture for another day of autumn colors. Due to the large change in...
2014/04/15

2014/04/15 - Fukushima Report

As the season presses on, the cherry blossom front has moved on beyond the popular sightseeing spots of Tokyo and Kyoto and into the northern...
2013/04/15

2013/04/15 - Fukushima Report

Although some of the later opening cherry trees are still in bloom around Tokyo and Kyoto, at this point of the season the main...
2012/10/10

2012/10/10 - Bandai Report

Today we paid a visit to the Bandai area of Fukushima Prefecture for our first autumn color (koyo) report this season from the Tohoku Region. After an...
2012/09/12

Another Trip to Iwaki

japan-guide.com visited Iwaki earlier this year in March, just a few weeks after the full re-opening of the Spa Resort Hawaiians. Half a year later, I returned to southeastern Fukushima Prefecture to check out more tourist spots in Iwaki...
2012/06/27

Hiking at Mount Azuma

At 3:30 in the morning we hit the roads, setting off for Mount Azuma in Fukushima to do some hiking. It was as forecasted a beautiful day. Our target was to conquer three peaks of the mountain ...
2012/04/28

2012/04/28 - Takizakura Report

Four days after our first visit to the Miharu Takizakura in Fukushima Prefecture, I revisited what I consider Japan's most beautiful tree...
2012/04/24

2012/04/24 - Fukushima Report

After a short break, today we travel further north into the Tohoku Region to resume our cherry blossom reporting. It looks set to be a good day as we make our first stop at the famed Miharu Takizakura (Miharu weeping cherry tree)...
2012/03/07

Trip to Iwaki, Fukushima

Aloha! Today a trip to Spa Resort Hawaiians is in place, and I'm feeling groovy already. For those who have watched the award-winning Japanese movie Hula Girls, you might be familiar with the city of...