Catching autumn colors at Hasedera, also known as Flower Temple and famous for its 7000 peonies which blooms from mid April to early May.
Looking for blood-red maples leaves at Kongourinji, one of the three Kotosanzan temples of Tendai Sect Buddhism in Japan.
Strolling in one of the Tokyo Metropolitan Gardens, Kiyosumi Teien, featuring a large pond with three islands and manmade hills, stepping stones pathways, and landscape stones collected from all over Japan.
Experience tranquility at the less-visited Raigō-in in Ohara, Kyoto, and a short walk behind the temple to the Soundless Waterfall, Otonashi-no-taki.
First post of the Affordable Japan series! Exploring Highway Buses as a budget-travel option between cities.
Finding peace amidst soaring bamboos, green moss, and colorful autumn leaves in Jizō-in (Bamboo Temple), hidden away in crowded Arashiyama.
Relaxing stroll at Koko-en Garden, located right next to Himeji Castle, featuring 9 different gardens.
Visiting the White Heron Castle, Himeji-jō, the largest castle in Japan and one of the 12 original castles of Japan.
Riding only one roller-coaster at Fuji-Q Highland due to the long queues and visiting beautiful Shibazakura Festival near Lake Motosuko.
The richness of the dashi flavor in the dashimaki tamago makes this egg dish easily one my favorites in Japan.
Deep-fried manju with anko (red-bean) filling.