The destructive beauty of the Sakurajima volcano in Kagoshima – Kyushu.

Sakurajima volcano is one of the most active volcanos in the world and dominates the beautiful bay of Kagoshima, located in the most south western part of Kyushu. This strato-volcano, said to be the largest in volcanic energy in Japan, is absolutely worth a visit. You will be offered stunning views of the Kagoshima bay, the South… Read More

Cherry blossom viewing in and around Tokyo

In Japan, early spring is almost synonym for cherry blossom season. The delicately beautiful pink and white blossoms of the cherry are called sakura in Japanese. In this period of the year on television, the cherry blossom forecast draws as much attention as the news and weather forecast. In March and April, the cherry blossoms… Read More

Meoto Iwa : The Wedded Rocks

Meoto Iwa (夫婦岩) the pair of wedded rocks in Ise Shima take a special place in Japanese mythology. Judged by the number of tourists visiting the place they are without doubt the most photographed rocks in the country. History Meoto means couple in Japanese.  The larger rock symbolizes the husband named Izanagi and has a small… Read More