When you’re planning your trip to Kyoto the initial thought is to visit all the shrines and historical museums, which of course, are definitely worth a visit. But also, because of this, Japan’s contemporary culture is overlooked when thinking of Kyoto. So why not change the itinerary a bit? Take a day to immerse yourself in the country’s modern times and artworks.
October 16, 2018
The last ten chapters of The Tale of Genji are set in the small town of Uji in Kyoto, and the city has a small yet delightful museum dedicated to it. The Tale of Genji Museum first opened in 1998, but it’s been upgraded in recent years with some fun interactive and digital elements. If you’re a fan of the novel, or want to escape the tourist crowds in Kyoto, it’s well worth a look.
October 12, 2018
Akita Prefecture hides on the east coast of the Tohoku area of Japan. Even though it is still not as popular as many other prefectures in terms of tourism, it is rich in nature and unique traditions. And here are 15 reasons for you to come to Akita and enjoy its atmosphere!
September 11, 2018
At the Ishinomori Manga Museum, visitors can see a special exhibit featuring one hundred of Sanrio’s iconic characters. There is everything from cute displays of illustrations, company history, vintage character goods and merchandise, and advertisements for Sanrio’s most recent mobile dating sim, manga, and anime titled Sanrio Danshi: Never Without My Favorite Friend.
September 3, 2018
Kawasaki is not just a Japanese motorcycle company, it is an industrial metropolis where visitors can wander and find an abundance of discovery. Here we look at the 20 best things to do in this amazing city just 1 hour from Tokyo.
March 1, 2018
Combined with the abundance of nature, the 10,000 square-meter site is also an outdoor architectural showcase of Japanese buildings, such as a small arbor hut, painting studio (where Hashimoto originally painted), temple, tea ceremony house, restaurant, the main residence and the museum.
December 25, 2017
The Japanese name of the museum is Kitte no Hakubutsukan 切手の博物館, as a postage stamp is called “kitte” (切手) in Japanese. The museum is also the office of the Japan Philatelic Society (established in 1946) and its affiliated organizations.
November 11, 2017
He is perhaps, one of, if not the most internationally acclaimed and most talked about Japanese architects in the world, with a red carpet of glittering awards and citations from all parts of the globe—Japan, U.S., Italy, France, and others.
October 31, 2017
Toshiba Science Museum is a museum which proudly shows Toshiba’s advanced technology from the past to present.
August 5, 2017
While Niigata is rather out of the way and certainly off the beaten path, it is well worth the trek. As someone who doesn’t always get modern art, I was still delighted, awed, and intrigued by the amazing pieces on display here.
July 15, 2017
While Kochi may not be as densely populated as Tokyo or overflowing with sightseeing spots like Kyoto, it’s a charming city with a lot to offer. If you find yourself in the southern part of Japan, Kochi is worth a visit.
June 9, 2017
If you happen to be in Niigata for a short time Furusatomura will offer you a crash course on evolution of lifestyle in the city. Located in the central area and lying in the river bank of Shinano river, Furusatomura is one of the major tourists destinations in Niigata.
June 9, 2017