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Monday reads 🤓 we so agree with @seeninthecity 's choice of Shimoda Prince Hotel as one of the most fabulous hotels to visit in 2018 - commended for its stunning sea views. Located on the Shirahama coast in the Izu Peninsula, each room at the hotel offers breathtaking views across the ocean so every guest can relax and soak up the sunrise each morning 🌅#princestories . . . . . #princehotelsandresorts #seeninthecity #shimodaprincehotel #fabuloushotels #hoteljunkie #japanesetips #hoteltips #2018travel #travelrecommendations #travelinspiration #wanderlust #mondayreads #mondaymotivation #myunseenjapan #myjapanesejourney #globetrotter #instatravel #instapassport #japan #visitjapan #instajapan #instagramjapan
Did you know that Japan is home to a number of spectacular golf courses, including the Fuji Course and Oshima Course? The Kawana Hotel is enveloped within the beautiful greenery of the courses and blues of the Pacific, giving unprecedented access to some of Japan’s golfing hotspots. Exclusively available for hotel guests, the famous Fuji Course is considered among the top 100 golf courses of the world and is well-regarded for both its beauty and challenges. Designed by C.H. Alison and opened in 1936, its 18 holes make good use of the rich natural features of the area, ensuring golfers can enjoy a fascinating journey through nature as they manoeuvre the course. The Oshima Course, located with the magnificent colours of Sagami Bay decorating the background, makes for an enjoyable day out for beginner golfers. After a long day improving their swing, guests can enjoy a variety of cuisine options, including Inakaya – meaning countryside house – where Japanese cuisine is served in a traditional style countryside house built over 300 years ago #princestories . . . . . #princehotelsandresorts #kawanahotel #golfjapan #golfinjapan #dreamgolf #golfgoals #topgolfcourses #fujicourse #oshimacourse #japan #discoverjapan #myjapanesejourney #globetrotter #japanesetips #japanshiddengems #instatravel #instapassport #instajapan #instagramjapan #nature #naturalbeauty #adventure #golf
This #TravelTuesday , did you know that one of the best hot spring resorts of Japan is located at an altitude of 1,800 meters and open all year round? The beauty of the ever-changing seasons is never more visible than at Manza Onsen, a hot spring resort town found high on the slopes of Mount Shirane at the north-western edge of Gunma Prefecture. Its highly acidic waters, originating from Mount Shirane, are among the most sulfuric in Japan and are considered to provide various health benefits including improving metabolism and blood circulation. Prince Hotel Manza offers comfortable guest rooms in close proximity to the natural beauty of the soothing open-air springs. Visitors can purchase a Manza Onsen Tour Pass which allows free access to all hot springs in the Manza Onsen district – take your pick, sit back and be soothed by the tranquil water whilst admiring the stunning surrounding landscape #princestories . . . . . #princehotelsandresorts #princehotelmanza #manza #manzaonsen #hotspring #hotspringresort #japan #visitjapan #discoverjapan #japantips #japanshiddengems #globetrotter #nature #beauty #bathinggoals #instatravel #instapassport #myjapanesejourney #instajapan #instagramjapan #hoteljunkie #mountshirane #naturalbeauty
We’re ready to get back to nature this weekend 🌱🌿Enveloped by the lush natural beauty of Hokkaido, Furano is a resort which can be enjoyed year-round, known for its picturesque landscape in vibrant shades of green alongside fields of sunflowers and lavender. The New Furano Prince Hotel makes a comfortable base to soak up the fresh Hokkaido air and take part in numerous outdoor pursuits. Wake early for a balloon flight, experiencing panoramic views of the valley and surrounding mountains, or try horse-trekking through the nearby trails and forest. River rafting and canoeing are also offered, or guests can practice their swing in the midst of rolling hills on the Furano Golf Course. For a peaceful stroll, the ‘Kaze no Garden’, situated in the hotel grounds, is home to 365 varieties of flowers and around 20,000 plants, creating a kaleidoscope of beautiful colours throughout the four seasons #princestories . . . . . #princehotelsandresorts #newfuranoprincehotel #hoteljunkie #nature #backtonature #freshair #picturesque #shadesofgreen #japaneselandscape #japan #instatravel #instapassport #instajapan #instagramjapan #myjapanesejourney #globetrotter #japanesetips #architecture #hotelarchitecture #hokkaido #furano #beautiful #beautifulview #weekendready #weekendgoals #weekendvibes #outdooractivities #golfinjapan
Situated on the banks of the iconic Lake Biwa, the Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel rises 38 stories and offers 530 spacious guest rooms, each offering sweeping lake views. Visitors will find dining options aplenty, including Shimizu, a Japanese restaurant situated on the 36th floor. Here, stunning panoramic views combine with delicious Japanese cuisine exclusive to the area, prepared with local produce. When it’s time to explore, the hotel is in an ideal location for taking to the water, with cruises on Lake Biwa on offer on Michigan, a paddle boat which takes in the southern part of the lake – a wonderful way to enjoy the scenery from a different perspective and spend a relaxed day with family and friends #princestories 📷 @naonori8148 . . . . . #lakebiwaotsuprincehotel #princehotelsandresorts #lakebiwa #japan #instatravel #instapassport #instajapan #instagramjapan #wanderlust #explore #discover #discoverjapan #unseenjapan #myjapanesejourney #boattrip #lakegoals #lakeview #architecture #japanesearchitecture #hoteljunkie #japanesecuisine #globetrotter
Today you can find us enjoying peaceful contemplation at Sanyo-so. Located by the quiet mountainside of Izu Nagaoka, a prosperous hot spring resort, guests can enjoy traditional Japanese style rooms and well as the garden’s lush natural beauty. Brimming with elegant waterfalls and flowing streams, the ever-changing garden beautifully reflects the four seasons, with weeping cherry trees in spring, iris in summer, the changing leaves of maple in autumn, and winter cherry trees and Japanese plum in winter. The ‘Azumaya’ building ― which stands on a hill — is the best place to view the entire garden and the perfect spot to plan for the week ahead #princestories . . . . . #mondaymotivation #quietcontemplation #mondaygoals #peaceful #relax #japan #myunseenjapan #globetrotter #myjapanesejourney #quietplace #nature #backtonature #garden #greengarden #instatravel #instapassport #japaneseculture #japanesetradition #hotspring #bringontheweek #todayiam
We’re preparing to celebrate the New Year (shogatsu or oshogatsu) – considered the most important holiday in Japan and a highly symbolic time. Years are traditionally viewed as completely separate, with each new year providing a fresh start. Bonenkai parties (‘year forgetting parties’) are held with the purpose of leaving the old year's worries and troubles behind. Families gather together to celebrate, and homes and entrance gates are decorated with ornaments made of pine, bamboo and plum trees. On 1 January, wake up to view the New Year's first sunrise (hatsu-hinode), take a deep breath and prepare for the year ahead 🙏🏻 #princestories . . . . . #sunrise #newyear #newyearcelebration #newyeartradition #japanesenewyear #japanesetradition #beautifuljapan #nature #myunseenjapan #myjapanesejourney #globetrotter #wanderlust #thursdaythoughts #bringon2018 #princehotelsandresorts #shizukuishi #shizukuishiprincehotel
The last Pic out of 3! This completes #myjapanesejourney for now :) I'm so glad to be able to share what I've learned all these years spent #studyingJapanese . I hope that my site will be useful to all the #JapaneseLanguageLearners out there!⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #japan #japanese #learnjapanese #thatjapangirl #japanaya
Pic 2 of 3 on my #Japanese journey. This is the time where I was living, studying and working in Japan. I missed the #JETProgram so I signed up to be an #ALT with #ALTIACentral instead. Later I got to live in #Tokyo as a research student on the #MEXTScholarship for the summer! I was homesick and eventually moved back to the States, but I miss my time in Tokyo. If you have any questions about some of the things I did, feel free to leave a comment and ask me!⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #japan #japanese #myjapanesejourney #thatjapangirl #japanaya
Preview of one of my blog pages! A brief history of me, and how I got from starting to #learnJapanese to where I am today. Pic 1 of 3. If you want to know more about what I did feel free to leave a comment!⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #japan #japanese #studyjapanese #myjapanesejourney #thatjapangirl #japanaya
Guests at the Lake Biwa Otsu Prince Hotel can enjoy spectacular year-round views of the beautiful Lake Biwa, from each of the 520 guest rooms. Lake Biwa is the largest freshwater lake in Japan, located in Shiga Prefecture. Easily accessible, Kyoto is just a 10-minute ride away by train. Because of its close proximity to the ancient capital of Kyoto, references to Lake Biwa appear frequently in Japanese literature, particularly in poetry. Visitors can soak in the views from one of the newly renovated Japanese Modern Rooms, providing a blend of Japanese and Western styles #princestories . . . . . #princehotelsandresorts #japan #visitjapan #discoverjapan #traveltuesday #wanderlust #explore #discover #myunseenjapan #mytinyatlas #myjapanesejourney #globetrotter #instatravel #instapassport #lakebiwa #lakeviews #viewoftheday #roomgoals #hoteljunkie #kyoto #lakebiwaotsuprincehotel
Teeing off this week at Seta Golf Course in the Kansai Area 🏌🏼designed by one of the most renowned Japanese architects, Seiichi Inoue, the area boasts breathtaking landscapes and the choice of three impressive courses. Located just outside Kyoto, golfers can enjoy a morning of golf before heading into the historic city for an afternoon of exploring. #princestories . . . . . #kyoto #japan #discoverjapan #visitjapan #golf #golfwithaview #mondaygoals #viewoftheday #unseenjapan #myjapanesejourney #instatravel #instapassport #explore #discover #wanderlust #golfinjapan
Make your wishes come true at Fushimi Inari Taisha, which is the head shrine of Inari located in Kyoto, only 30 minutes away from Grand Prince Hotel Kyoto. The rows of torri gates were donated and wished upon during the Edo period (1603-1868) in the hopes of the wish coming true. Enjoy the two hour walk as colour and symmetry intertwine as the torii gates lead you through the mountain. 📸 @alicemilne4 #princestories . . . . . #princehotel #princehotelsandresorts #japan  #visitjapan #wearejapan   #tradition #japaneseculture #journeythroughjapan #instago #travel  #wanderlust   #myunseenjapan #instatravel #globetrotter #mytinyatlas #insidertips #fushimiinaritaisha #kyoto #traveltuesday #instapassport #myjapanesejourney #colourful #culture #discover #explore
It's been awhile since a spelling test! 😥 #spellingtest #student #backtoschool #myjapanesejourney #hiragana
Tea party for 1 in a Bamboo Garden in Kyoto...well I don't mind if I do! #MyJapaneseJourney #TeaMasterintraining
Walked through the Tori from right to left for Good Luck! #MyJapaneseJourney #kyoto #studioghibli #dressatHotTopic
Waiting for the bus! This bus stop is beyond adorable! #MyJapaneseJourney #studioghibli
Maiko for a day! #MyJapaneseJourney #Maiko
Entering the Spirit World! #spiritedaway #studioghibli #MyJapaneseJourney
It's raining and I'm waiting for Catbus! #MyJapaneseJourney #studioghibli
What language barrier? Just landed in Japan and even though we don't speak the same language, everyone is so nice to me because of my Studio Ghibli gear! #studioghibli #MyJapaneseJourney @hottopic
Sometimes you just have to be who you are and not care what people think! Let my journey to Japan begin! #studioghibli @hottopic #MyJapaneseJourney #flauntyourworld