Preserving Japanese History at Tomioka Silk Mill in Gunma
The Tomioka Silk Mill is located in Gunma Prefecture, about 75 miles from Tokyo. This mill first opened in JapanRead more.
First Cabin Kyoto: Providing New Experiences to Visitors
An interesting part of Japanese culture, capsule hotels have become a fashionable accommodation option for many visitors to Japan. TheRead more.
Lockheart Castle: A Piece of European History in Japan
Located two hours drive from Tokyo in the Gunma Prefecture sits Lockheart Castle. This famous castle has been featured inRead more.
Horyuji Temple: The World’s Oldest Wooden Structures
Not far from Nara is a temple complex called Horyuji. If you take the train from Kyoto to Nara, youRead more.
‘Ikaho-onsen’ hot spring resort north of Tokyo, the origin of it goes back to the 8th century, features ‘Ishidan’ long
This historical hot spring resort had attracted many well-known writers and artists since the ‘Meiji’ period in the 19th century,Read more.
The late two emperors, born in Tokyo after the relocation of a capital to Tokyo from Kyoto, sleep in the
From the Emperor Jinmu who died in B.C.660 to the Emperor Showa in 1989, there are some 124 ex-emperors, andRead more.
‘Nippon Budokan’ in ‘Kitanomaru Park’, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, was originally built as a judo arena for the Tokyo Olympic Games in
Present Kitanomaru Park located in the old site where the mansions of the ‘Tayasu’ family and ‘Shimizu’ family, stood justRead more.
‘Arima onsen’ in Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture – One of Japan’s oldest hot spring resort
Since it is located near Kyoto and Nara, former capitals of Japan before Tokyo, Arima onsen had long been lovedRead more.
‘Tsukudo’ Shrine and ‘Yotsugi Inari’ Shrine, flanked by the buildings in Kudan, Tokyo, are typical local shrines with a long
‘Taira-no-Masakado’ in Tokyo reveled against the Emperor in Kyoto in the 10th century, but his attempt was failed and heRead more.
‘Date Masamune’, the first feudal lord of the Sendai domain, was called one-eyed hero as he had lost the sight
Date Masamune, one of the powerful warlords, entered ‘Sekigahara no kassen’ in 1600, the greatest civil war in Japan, onRead more.
Roppongi Nights: Holiday Illuminations Stun Visitors
Every year during the holidays, Tokyo’s illuminations draw countless locals and visitors alike who come from near and far to enjoyRead more.
Nakameguro Light-Up Boasts Unbelievable Number of Visitors
The Meguro River, specifically the stretch located closest to Nakameguro Station, is an incredibly popular attraction for couples and familiesRead more.
An open-air bath, ping-pong table and massage chair are the three status symbols at a traditional hot-spring inn in Japan.
There are some 3,000 hot spring resorts in Japan, which accounts for 10 percent of volcanoes in the world. FromRead more.
‘Matsushima’ in the suburbs of Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, is one of the Three Great Sights of Japan.
Matsushima is a scenic spot dotted with many small islands, formed by a submerging rias coast. As this sea isRead more.