Kabusugi is a special form of Japanese cedar found in limited mountain areas especially where snowfall is heavy. In Itadori area of Seki City, Gifu Prefecture, there is a Kabusugi Forest where many big trees concentrate in a small area. This forest is located just above a park and you can reach here on foot, […]
We have an early-morning walk in Taguchi Village, Itadori, Seki City in Gifu Prefecture. This is not a famous tourist spot but many campers visit here. Please check our YouTube site to see the video of this walk. We are not campers and stayed in the Family Inn Hioki, one of the best place to […]
Maruhara River is located in Yamagata City in Gifu Prefecture. Visit to the Maruhara River usually takes one day from Nagoya. When we visited here (in August 2020) to take video, the road to mountain springs was closed due to a landslide. Though, we had a very pleasant walk along the stream.
Honmachi Shopping Street in Ichinomiya City is within an easy access from Nagoya Station. This shopping street has a long history over 200 years. The shopping street has developed in front of the Masumida Shrine, which is one of the most important shrine in this region and has a history over 1,000 years. Tanabata Summer […]
Easy nature walking day tour in Oni-iwa Valley Oni-iwa valley is about one-hour drive from the central Nagoya. You can have a 2-hour walk in the mountain, especially along the stream. It’s an ideal afternoon walking experience. If you are tired of busy urban settings in Nagoya, take a half day tour to breathe fresh […]
The ancient pilgrimage routes to the Three Shrines, namely Kumano Hongu Taisha, Kumano Nachi Taisha, and Kumano Hayatama Taisha have a long history over 1,000 years. Once almost forgotten, but the Kumano Kodo is recently designated as one of UNESCO World Heritage and getting popularity nowadays. Many people including both Japanese and foreigners visit Kumano […]
Nakasendo was one of the main route that connected Kyoto and Edo (Tokyo) in Edo period (17th-19th century). Nakasendo literally means ‘central mountain path’, and as the name implies, the trail is passing mostly through mountains in central Japan. There were 69 stations (post towns) called “shuku” or “juku” between Kyoto and Edo, where various services such […]