Hakone – onsen paradise

Hakone (箱根) is part of the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, less than one hundred kilometers from Tokyo. Famous for hot springs, natural beauty and the view across Lake Ashinoko of nearby Mount Fuji, Hakone is one of the most popular destinations among Japanese and international tourists looking for a break from Tokyo. Hakone Hot Springs , […]

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Akita’s Onsen Paradise

Akita onsen paradise

Akita (秋田県, Akita-ken) is a large prefecture at the Sea of Japan coast in the northern Tohoku Region. Prefectural capital is Akita City. Among Akita’s main attractions are: its natural beauty of mountains and the sea, hot springs and the town of Kakunodate, which preserves one of Japan’s most interesting samurai districts. Nyuto Onsen Nyuto […]

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Kurama / Kibune

As I wrote in “Destinations,” Kurama is one of my favorite places. Because it feels like a town out of fairy tail: small, green, mysterious. The first time I was there, Japan had a typhoon Jebi, so before we went to the airport, I got a call from my mother who was simply terrified. The […]

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Nara -gathering point for important shrines and temples Vol.3

Yakushi-ji Temple Yakushiji (薬師寺) constructed by Emperor Tenmu in the late 7th century for the recovery of the emperor’s sick wife. One of Japan’s oldest temples, Yakushiji has a strictly symmetric layout, with the main hall and lecture hall standing on a central axis, flanked by two Pagodas. The main hall was rebuilt in the […]

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Arima – Celebrated hot spring resort within the city limits

Natural hot springs (温泉, onsen) are numerous and highly widespread across Japan. Every region of the country has its share of hot springs and resort towns, which come with them. There are many types of hot springs, distinguished by the minerals dissolved in the water. Different minerals provide different health benefits. All hot springs are […]

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Let me introduce myself…

I’m Jelena, a traveler, a photographer, and an Explorer. My nickname – Silverfoxlv Consists of an old joke (I’ll tell that joke later) that stuck to me and became my official alias, and location code. I’m starting this blog coz I was asked so many times by my followers and friends “when you will make […]

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