5 Tips to Maximize the Fun in Universal Studios Japan

Oftentimes than not, theme parks don’t appeal to me as it becomes too crowded and every ride or attraction has never-ending line just to get inside. “No pain, no gain” as they say. But thanks to my sister, we had a family trip in USJ that’s not too tiring and worth to recommend.

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Tajimi City: There’s Life in Tiles

When local tile production was starting to decline in 1995, a few volunteers started building a collection of rescued and other “mosaic tiles”. They salvaged buildings earmarked for demolition and asked product samples from tile factories set to close down. They felt the need of the local tile industry to maintain pride in its manufacturing heritage and to continue this legacy in the coming years.

Shibazakura — Spring Is Not All About Cherry Blossoms

The hill of Mt. Chausu Plateau (Chausuyama) serves as home for six (6) varieties of shibazakura. Elevated at 1,358 meters, these moss pink cover a wide slope (22,000 square meters) of as far as the eyes can see. From May to early June, Shibazakura Festival (Moss Pink Festival) is held when this flora is in full bloom. Festival means the flowers are at its peak, more sightseers alike and more selection of food to devour.

Nagashima Resort: Nabana no Sato and Nagashima Spaland

Planning your dream Japan vacation for winter or spring? Why not allot 2 days of your stay to experience what Mie Prefecture can offer? Visit Nagashima Resort for a flower festival & illumination, and also for the best amusement park for roller coasters in western Japan.

Best of Kyoto in One Day

Kyoto will bring you wide range of choices of scenic places and tourist spots to choose from. With its 2,000 religious places (1,600 Buddhist temples and 400 Shinto shrines), together with its palaces, architecture preservations and gardens, Kyoto is a place you can’t get enough of and will surely make you come back as soon as you’ll be home from your trip. As for my one-day trip to Kyoto, here is the list for the sites/temples to visit and enjoy.