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  • The streets of Narai-juku

    5 Edo-Period Old Towns: Traditional Post Town Sceneries of the Nakasendo Road During the Edo Period (1603 – 1868), post towns were built and used throughout Japan. Post towns served as a resting and lodging spot for travelers, and were located on major routes connecting Edo (present day Tokyo) with other significant cities throughout the country. Nakasendo is one of the “Edo Five Routes”, and connected Edo with Kyoto by going through central Honshu. Some of the post towns on Nakasendo remain today, and retain the Edo period atmosphere. Here are 5 post towns on the Nakasendo Route that you can visit.

    6.sep 2018

  • Traveling to Hakone on the Romance Car

    Travel Hakone on a Budget! Using the Hakone Free Pass (with Prices & Courses) Hakone is one of the most famous tourist spots in Japan. This area in the Eastern Kanagawa Prefecture attracts more than 20 million tourists a year. What kind of transportation would you use to travel from Tokyo to Hakone? It's great to rent a car and travel freely, but it is also recommended to try the exclusive vehicles in Hakone, including the dream train Romance Car, the pirate ships and the ropeway. This time, I will introduce a wise way to go around Hakone on a day trip with a "Hakone Free Pass" issued by Odakyu Electric Railway. Why don't you try to travel freely in Hakone on vehicle rides from which you can enjoy seeing rich nature?

    2.jul 2019

  • Lake Ashi Sign and pirate ship
    Category: Sceneries

    Cruise Hakone's Lake Ashi on a Pirate Ship! Nearby Spots & Ticket Deals Hakone is a hot springs town located about two hours by train from Tokyo. The town sits by Lake Ashi, and cruising the lake is a popular sightseeing activity. One unique and fun way you can cruise Lake Ashi is by a pirate ship. The ship departs at Hakone’s three ports: Togendai Port, Moto-Hakone Port and Hakone-machi Port. Keep reading to learn more about the pirate ship cruises, buying tickets, nearby attractions and more. 【Related Article】 Read about the Hakone Free Pass, and how it can help you travel Hakone on a budget↓↓ [Travel Hakone on a Budget! Using the Hakone Free Pass (with Prices & Courses)](https://thegate12.com/article/209) ######209######

    29.jan 2019

  • Hitachi Seaside Park Kochia field
    Area: Hitachinaka

    Hitachi Seaside Park's Autumn Kochia Fields make a Vast Red Carpet In autumn, the fields of Hitachi Seaside Park become a gorgeous red carpet of kochia plants, that awes the eyes of viewers. Hitachi Seaside Park in Hitachinaka City, Ibaraki Prefecture is well-known for its spring-time nemophila fields, but the autumn scenery of 30,000 Kochia plants is equally breathtaking. Kochias are cute and visually fun to look at too, making them just as enjoyable in the summer as they are in their autumn prime. 【Related Article】 For more on the history & travel information of Hitachi Seaside Park↓↓ [Enjoy Hitachi Seaside Park & its 4 Vibrant Seasons of Flowers!](https://thegate12.com/article/12) ######12######

    12.jul 2018

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