There are plenty of restorations, but if you want to stand at the castle gate and see the same feudal keep that stood centuries before, you’ll have to make a special trip to one of the twelve. Matsue city, capital of Shimane prefecture, is home to one such castle, built in 1611 by Horio Yoshiharu.
October 4, 2016
Tons of Flashbacks were triggered haunting my memory in the search for remembering the origin of my familiarity with the word Namamugi. As the train slowly progressed to Tsurumi station, which was my final destination, I struggled hard to get rid of my superstitious misgivings starting with ‘what if in my previous life, Namamugi was…’.
September 17, 2016
Besides getting to know more about Japan through major cities like Tokyo or Osaka, Japanese culture also can be seen from historical prefectures, such as Ishikawa Prefecture, located in Japan's central Honshu. To visit Kanazawa, capital city of Ishikawa Prefecture, is to explore the well-preserved Edo Period districts, samurai culture as well as Japanese handicrafts products and beautiful nature.
August 4, 2016
Located in the north of Saitama Prefecture, Gyoda City is an ideal place to spend a day for history nerds, park enthusiasts, those wanting to learn about Japanese culture – in fact the list is endless, as it is a great day out for anyone!
June 8, 2016
Four hundred years later, the blood of samurai families serving Tokugawa Ieyasu still remains in four temples throughout Kyoto Prefecture: Yogen-in, Shoden-ji, Genko-an, and Hosen-in.
September 30, 2015
The small town of Chiran is located right at the bottom of Kyushu, in Kagoshima Prefecture. Despite the town`s location, it remains a popular tourist destination for those looking for something a little different and off the beaten track.
April 14, 2015
Japan’s biggest travel agency JTB is launching a new type of entertainment bus tour ‘Samurai and Ninja Safari’ this month. Unlike traditional bus tours, this tour features interactive experiences, which allows the passengers to “be a part of it”. Let’s have a look at what you can see in this tour!!
April 2, 2015
Kyoto is full of beautiful, old Japanese structures, giving you the feeling of being inside a movie set. But why not experience being in one and see the actions yourself? If you are fascinated by sword fights, samurais, ninjas and old Japanese films, Toei Kyoto Studio Park is the perfect place for you.
March 12, 2015
Kanazawa is a beautiful city that is rich in both culture and history. Located in Ishikawa Prefecture in the Chubu region of central Japan, it has one of the best preserved samurai and geisha districts in all of Japan.
February 10, 2015