It’s the only place in the world where monkeys bathe in hot springs. It’s truly a marvel to see first-hand how these mammals behave under such extreme low temperature. These wild monkeys are specifically called Japanese macaques or “snow monkeys” and naturally inhabit this area in northern Nagano through the ages.
As Japan has been hit by a record-breaking heat wave which affected thousands of residents this summer, I wanted to … More
Hyogo prefecture is part of Kansai region in Honshu island. The nearest airport is Kansai International Airport (KIX), located in Osaka. This itinerary was a full-packed one; starting the day early and ending it late. It’s a beautiful prefecture and I recommend it to include in your itinerary if you are visiting Kansai region. Here’s the list of places to go if it’s your first time in Hyogo.
Shiga is an underrated prefecture in Japan that needs to be recognized, too. Only few were written about this area yet there are much more to see on this part of Japan. This is because its neighboring prefecture, Kyoto, usually takes the limelight when it comes to tourism. Only about 0.02% of the total tourists visited Shiga in 2000 – a fact from Mr. Wiki. I hope I can convince you to have a stopover at Shiga while you are in the country after reading this.
Wat Arun, Wat Pho and Wat Phra Kaew are the three temples that should be on your must-see-list when visiting Bangkok. These 3 are all located along Chao Phraya River and can be easily reached without any hassle.