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At the base of 百曲登山道 (Hyaku Magari Tosando), the ‘100 turns’ trail, there are welcoming steps. Now this trail is short, however it is steep. It can be an easy hike or a hard one depending on how you decide to accomplish the task.
September 9, 2015
The matsuri that took place over 4 days at the end of July/beginning of August in Tsukishima is not one of the better known in town. For one thing Tsukishima is not that popular with outsiders, despite its proximity to Tsukiji and Ginza. Also, the Sumiyoshi Shrine matsuri only takes place once every three years.
August 22, 2015
Todaiji temple is situated in Nara, which is second only to Kyoto in terms of cultural legacy as it host eight (8) Unesco World Heritage Sites. But unlike Kyoto, Nara is quite compact, as such; it is possible to do a whole day tour of all the highlights the city has to offer.
August 21, 2015
Kofun are massive earthen tombs or tumuli built during the 3rd to 7th century A.D.. The name in Japanese (古墳) translates as “ancient graves”, and the period of history they appeared in is also referred to as the Kofun Period (around 250 to 538 A.D.)
August 20, 2015
In the small city of Okaya in Nagano, there is a yearly two-day festival in the middle of Obon week in August called the Taiko Matsuri (Taiko Drumming Festival). This article is an account of experiencing the Taiko Matsuri, including advice for if you’re planning to go.
August 19, 2015
One of my ways to relax while working really hard in Tokyo is going to shrines. I am an ambitious girl, so usually my schedule is occupied with working and studying. Besides, I don’t like to go together for drinking after work. Instead, I love going to shrines in Tokyo since as you know, the transportation system is fabulous so we can go anywhere easily.
August 15, 2015
Shiga Prefecture, located in the Kansai Region of Central Japan near Kyoto and Nara is an area rich in natural beauty and historical attractions. It is home to more temples and shrines than Kyoto, making it a must see destination for any fans of Japanese history and culture.
August 14, 2015
At the mention of Tokyo, the first idea that comes to the mind is one that of colorful neon glittered streets and endless skyscrapers. What awaits you in the eastern side of the Japanese capital will leave you thinking this is a complete different city in Japan.
August 5, 2015
The ancient temple was first built in 778 with the current buildings a 1633 reconstruction. The impressive main hall of the temple is designated as a national treasure, and was built without the use of a single nail in its construction.
July 31, 2015
Nachi Falls is a sight of natural and architectural beauty. Located on the Kii Peninsula in Wakayama Prefecture, it is the tallest waterfall in Japan, and it is located on the Kumano Kodo, which is an ancient pilgrim road that runs between several significant religious sites in the area.
July 2, 2015
Okayama is a small city, a little off the beaten track. Overshadowed by its neighbors, Hiroshima and Kobe, it’s easily overlooked by travellers. It makes a fun day trip if you’re planning a visit to the Kansai or Chugoku area of mainland Japan.
June 25, 2015
Given its deserved reputation as the centre of traditional culture in Japan, it’s almost redundant to say that Kyoto has more than its fair share of sightseeing spots and landmarks for any tourist, whether local or international, to enjoy.
June 20, 2015
Okazaki is an old castle town located close to Nagoya in Aichi Prefecture, Central Japan. It is famous for its delicious eggs and for being the birthplace of Tokugawa Ieyasu, the first Tokugawa Shogun of Japan.
June 20, 2015