Winter is here and Hokkaido are already catching a huge helping of snow. While most visitors are going there for the skiing, what other fun things can people do there?
December 16, 2017
"There is something spiritual about Japan." For Japanese people, the Shinto religion has been a big part of our lives. In the past, people used to go there on a daily basis. I have even heard that the number of shrines is larger than that of convenience stores in Japan today.
October 7, 2017
Located in the east area of Fukuoka City, a 15-minute drive from Hakata station, Hakozaki Hachimangu shrine boasts its spacious grounds with beautiful greenery and a long history of bringing good luck that spans many centuries.
September 2, 2017
Dazaifu used to be Kyushu’s governmental office which served as a defense force and diplomatic spot for relations with China and Korea.
August 13, 2017
In early history, the shrine was considered one of the highest ranking in all the land. It’s position facing the Hakata Bay has seen it long revered as a guardian for sea voyagers.
August 5, 2017
Located in the mountains north of downtown Kyoto, Kifune Shrine is considered a power spot with a Shinto deity that grants wishes for love and matchmaking. The area is also famous for river dining called kawadoko, and nagashi somen.
July 15, 2017
Thousands of visitors travel each year to visit the shrine commemorating Emperor Meiji, with beautiful picturesque sceneries surrounding the religious grounds.
May 18, 2017
Kanamara Matsuri is one of Japan’s quirkier festivals. Translated to English, it means: “festival of the steel phallus”.
April 17, 2017
Did you know the differences between a shrine and a temple in Japan? There are some unique observable feature that can help you find the differences.
January 9, 2017
Late November marks the beginning of fall colors in western Japan, and there is no better place to enjoy them than Kyoto. This three-hour walking tour guides you through the city’s northeast Sakyo ward without paying any entrance fees.
November 26, 2016