The fortress was built in a style unique to the island known as Gusuku, incorporating Chinese design with local characteristics and materials. These Gusuku were built across the island between the end of the 12th century and the beginning of the 14th, in response to both internal island conflict and threats from across the seas.
This skyscraper not only has museums and shopping malls, but also observatory decks for visitors to view the landscape of Tokyo.
If you find yourself in Hakodate, at the southern part of Hokkaido, know that there are many things you can do that lets you explore the city as a tourist, while also learning about its rich history. Here is a list of activities you can do whether you are a solo traveller or traveling with friends or family.
The Red Brick warehouses are an important Yokohama landmark, a popular meeting place and a favourite tourist attraction. Have you been there? If not, try going there this season when the brightly lit Yokohama Bay area will make you feel special.