The Minato Mirai, translated “port of the future” in English, is an urban development project built on reclaimed land near the original city centers of Yokohama. Its landscape is indeed futuristic Continue reading Yokohama Waterfront, Minato Mirai
Mitsuike park is located in between Tokyo and Yokohama along the Toyoko line. It is known as being one of the best Ohanami (Cherry blossom viewing) spots of Japan. The name, Mitsuike, means three ponds in Japanese because of the three separate ponds found in the park. It is a great place to relax and disconnect from daily city life.
A little piece of paradise on earth, that is what is waiting for you on Enoshima island! I think the western side of Enoshima is the nicest: it is more secluded and more tranquil than the east which has a more touristic feeling too it. In contrast, the west side gave me the feeling that time had slowed down. I was also struck by the beauty of Enoshima’s nature. After a long day under the sun, we decided to Continue reading Enoshima’s West Side
Is it your wish to escape the scorching summer heat of Tokyo? Or simply evade the frenetic lifestyle of Japan’s metropolis? Let me tell you a secret: this place is located only about 2 hours from Tokyo, on Enoshima Island! Shhhh, keep it as a secret between you and me but this site also offers a fantastic view on Mount Fuji! Don’t be afraid, get close to the water, in case of trouble, lifeguards are on duty!
The Okutsunomiya shrine is the furthest of the three shrines on Enoshima island (the other two are Nakatsunomiya and Hetsunomiya) and is easily identified by the large turtle painting on the ceiling of the shrine and its mean-looking dragon protecting a small altar curved in the rock. The Okutsunomiya shrine is in a more secluded part of the island in comparison to the two others and this way, offers a more “zen” setting.
The Nakatsunomiya shrine is located several minutes passed the Hetsunomiya shrine along the main touristic road of Enoshima island. Visitors can either climb the numerous stairs along the way or use the modern network of underground escalators (for a fee). The Nakatsunomiya shrine is unmistakable Continue reading Enoshima Shrine, Nakatsunomiya