Otaru Snow Light Path Festival
Feb. 9 to 16, 2020The main festival areas are lit up from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.This February, head north to snowy Otaru to experience the most magical and beautiful of Japan’s manywinter festivals.Otaruis a charming harbor city in Japan’s northernmost prefecture of Hokkaido. Its historic streets and picturesque canal make it the perfect location for this fairytale winter festival. Hundreds of lanterns floating in the freezing canal transform the city into an ethereal wonderland, their soft glow reflected in the serene water.The beautiful sight is referred to as the Otaru Snow Light Path Festival (O...
Meoto Iwa (Wedded Rocks)
Visiting Mie Prefecturecan be tricky due to its countryside locale, but it is a gold mine of ancient secrets and photogenic spots worth your time. You could spend weeks exploring its fantastic nature and temples.Fortunately, there is a place that combines all the sleepy prefecture’s charm in one area. A walking tour along the beach-studded coastline in Ise citywill get you to the famous romantic landmark— the Meoto Iwa rock formation, complete with a quirky frog shrine.Start from Meoto Iwa Higashiguchi bus stop. Here you can taste the local cuisine, buy souvenirs and visit the Ise Sea Paradise...