A brisk shinkansen ride from Tokyo through the bamboo-covered hills and rice paddies will bring you to Kanazawa, a charming coastal town often compared to Kyoto and referred to as the hidden pearl of the Japan Sea.
Kanazawa, easily accessible via the Hokuriku Shinkansen from Tokyo Station, offers travelers a wide range of experiences, from hands-on craft and cooking classes to strolling beautiful Japanese gardens and samurai and tea districts.
The Kanazawa district of Yokohama City, 10 miles north of Yokosuka Naval Base, was once known as a popular sightseeing attraction made up scenic shorelines and mountains, along with majestic Buddhist temples and library of samurai lord.
Winter and early spring means Japanese strawberry season. Starting from December to late April various farms throughout the country hold strawberry picking events for visitors to (at fixed price and often for a limited time-span) pick and taste as many strawberries as they like. Tochigi as well as Gunma Prefecture are well-known for its many...