Watarase Retarding Basin In Tochigi Prefecture

With a total area of nearly 3,300ha, the Watarase Retarding Basin is Japan’s largest retarding basin, spanning the four prefectures of Tochigi, Ibaraki, Saitama, and Gunma. The huge heart-shaped Lake Yanaka lies gently gathering water at the southern edge. In addition to water sports such as wind surfing, canoeing, yachting, and other water sports, as …

Hajimari Art Center In Fukushima,Japan

The starting museum is a small museum that was established in June 2014 after the renovation of Hakkengura, a 140-year-old sake brewery. Since its inception, the social welfare corporation Azumi Aiikuen, which is the management body, has been primarily responsible for aiding persons with intellectual disabilities. We are not confined to “disabilities” in our activities; …

Sankyo Warehouse In Sakata City,Japan

The Sankyo Warehouses in Sakata City, Yamagata Prefecture, are a symbol of the port town that thrived during the Edo Period thanks to the Edo Period’s Westbound Sea Route. In addition to learning about history, it is advised that you visit “Sakata Yume-no-Kura,” where you may purchase unique Sakata City souvenirs. Aside from rice, the …

Kakunodate Cherry Bark Work (Museum) In Semboku,Japan

The Kakunodate Kaba-Zaiku Densho-Kan (Kakunodate Cherry Bark Work Museum) opened in 1978 to promote kaba-zaiku, or cherry bark work, as the area’s primary traditional artisanal craft. It was one of just three traditional artisanal crafts centers in Japan when it first opened. The museum itself is a modern structure designed in the traditional architectural style …

Onagawa Station’s & Yupo’po In Miyagi Prefecture, Japan

Onagawa Station is a terminal station on the Ishinomaki Line, located 44.9 kilometers from Kogota Station, the line’s opposing terminus. Onagawa Station was reduced to a pile of ruins in a couple of minutes by a tidal wave. The one-story, tile-roofed train station in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan, was located barely 50 miles from the epicenter …

Toya Caldera and Usu Volcano

From the 110,000-year-old Toya Caldera to the 20,000- to 10,000-year-old Nakajima domes and a stratovolcano Usu, as well as the recent history of eruptions, this is a unique region with a plethora of distinctive geological remnants in a relatively confined area. An eruption around 110,000 years ago ejected a massive amount of pyroclastic flow, creating …

North Breakwater Dome In Wakkanai,Japan

The North Breakwater Dome is a long arched “semi-domical” structure in Wakkanai, Hokkaido, Japan’s port district. The form, inspired by a Roman arcade, rises to a height of 13.6 meters (45 feet) above the sea and stretches for 427 meters (1,401 feet), with seventy columns, a 6 meter (20 ft) intercolumniation, and an 8 meter …

Moerenuma Park In Sapporo,Japan

Moerenuma Park is a Japanese municipal park in Sapporo. It has Isamu Noguchi, a Japanese American artist, developed playground equipment, outdoor sports grounds, and artifacts. The park is free to enter and the parking lot is free to use. The park opened in 2005 after construction began in 1988. It received several accolades, including the …

Imperial Palace in Tokyo

The Tokyo Imperial Palace (皇居, Kōkyo, literally ‘Imperial Residence’) is the main residence of the Emperor of Japan. It is a large park-like area located in the Chiyoda district of the Chiyoda ward of Tokyo and contains several buildings including the main palace (宮殿, Kyūden), some residences of the Imperial Family, an archive, museums and …

Welcome to the Ryokan Sawanoya Rooms

Welcome to the Sawanoya Ryokan. This traditional Japanese inn, located in Yanaka, near Tokyo’s Ueno district, offers tourists a relaxing stay in a rustically attractive residence. Sawanoya Ryokan, which has been in the service sector for more than 70 years, offers pleasant living in a warm, welcoming environment. Sawanoya’s interior is just as welcoming as …