The Fuji Five Lakes at the northern side of Mount Fuji describes an area of outstanding beauty. The area (appr. 1000 meters above sea level) includes the following lakes:
Tokyo is an amazing place to visit, but after some days in the city you should start to explore the “real” Japan. In the following article I would like to share my personal top 20 recommendations for great day trips from Tokyo.
1. Nikko – Tochigi Prefecture (2hrs from Tokyo)
Do you like to explore the history of Japan? The temples and shrines in Nikko, an UNESCO World Heritage Site, are an absolute highlight.
2. Kamakura – Kanagawa Prefecture (1hr from Tokyo)
Japan is full of beautiful places and it is difficult to select the top 3 views.
The places of Matsushima, Amanohashidate and Miyajima were selected by Shunsai Hayashi (1618 – 1688), a Confucian scholar, during his pilgrims through Japan.
In March 14, 2015 a new Shinkansen line will start operating in Japan. It will be the first new bullet train service in 17 years.
I got the chance to work for over 1 year in Yokohama.
It was an incredible experience after living my whole life in Europe.
Here are some facts:
Most of my Japanese colleagues could not afford to live near the company in downtown Yokohama and had a commute time of 1 to 1,5 hours every day (one way). Continue reading Work and life balance in Japan
Japan’s list of World Heritage Sites is expanding. Number 18 on the list is now Tomioka Silk Mill. Continue reading Tomioka Silk Mill is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site
After years of planning and negotiating the government of Japan finally decided to built with Central Japan Railway the world fastest train line between Nagoya and Tokyo. Continue reading World fastest train line is being built in Japan
The well known Monocle Magazine put Tokyo on the 2nd spot for the most liveavble city in the world. Kyoto and Fukuoka made it also in the top ten. Here is the complete top ten list: Continue reading Most liveable cities in the world in 2014
Ishigaki Island was named as one of the top travel destinations in 2014 by the New York Times. Explore the finest beaches in Japan Continue reading Ishigaki Island recommended by New York Times