THE PRINCE GALLERY, The Newest 5 star Hotel in Tokyo
The first Luxury Collection hotel to open in Tokyo is an exquisitely designed hideaway in the upscale Kioicho district, aRead more.
Deep Tradition of Music and Entertainment-KANAZAWA Higashi Chaya Machi
General Information about Higashi Chaya Machi Higashi Chaya Machi initially flourished as the suburb of the Kanazawa Castle. Its residentsRead more.
Escorted from Honolulu “Tokyo & Kyoto Spring Break Tour”
Day 1- March 18, Saturday Everyone was on time and checked in with no hassle.We took a ANA flight (9hrsRead more.
Northern Culture Museum – The Ito Estate in Niigata (北方文化博物館)
Northern Culture Museum, a part of The Ito Estate, the former home of one of welthiest landowners; the Ito family.Read more.
Escorted from Honolulu ” Hokkaido Snow Festival Tour”
Day 1/2 The 29 of us taking the Hawaiian Airlines flight from Honolulu to Chitose experienced an extra-long trip. EvenRead more.
Escorted from Honolulu “Spring Okinawa, Kyushu, Suo-Oshima, Hiroshima & Miyajima Tour”
Starting our Spring trip to Okinawa and Kyushu! ANA flight was comfortable, great service and great choices of movies andRead more.
Hidden Gem in the Mountains: Ouchi-Juku, Fukushima
During the Edo period of Japan, Ouchijuku was no more than a small post station; it has since then beenRead more.
Heianjingu: A Modern Interpretation Of An Ancient Palace
General Information About Heianjingu: Japanese history is unique in that the capitol has changed several times throughout history. Currently theRead more.
Kakunodate, the Samurai Stronghold Untouched by Time
Like many other locations in Japan (especially Kyoto), Kakunodate is a relic of Old World Japan from the Edo era.Read more.
Daisho-in Temple— the Crown Jewel of Miyajima Island
Resting in the holy mountain island of Miyajima the Daishoin Temple is just at the base of the mountain, surrounded byRead more.
Nanzenji: Popular Yet Prestigious– Kyoto’s Zen Buddhist Temple
General Information About Nanzenji As one of the most prestigious Buddhist temple in Japan and ranked high among Japanese BuddhistRead more.
The Ginkakuji Mystery: A NOT-SO-SILVER “Silver Temple”
General Information About Ginkakuji Along with Kin’kaku, at the “Golden Temple,” and Hiun’kaku, Gin’kaku, or the “Silver Building,” is renownRead more.
Walk the Streets That Samurais Walked- KANAZAWA BUKEYASHIKI
General Information About Kanazawa Bukeyashiki Ever wondered what a neighborhood looked like when Samurais ruled Japan? Well, you’re in luck.Read more.
The Spirit of Zen and Tea Culture at Kotoin Temple, Kyoto
Temples are one of the most recognizable and ubiquitous sites in Japan, but did you know that big temple complexesRead more.
Celebrate Love at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu, Kamakura; Learn the Japanese Traditional Wedding Ceremony
February brings some of the most fun holidays to celebrate to the world: Setsubun in Japan, the Lunar New YearRead more.
The Dream to Preserve Old World Asia: Nezu Museum, Tokyo.
The Meiji Restoration Period of Japan (1868 – 1912) was the first major step away from the tradition and cultureRead more.
Seisonkaku, Multicultural Villa of the Maeda Clan in Kanazawa
Kanazawa is easier to get to than ever with the new bullet train line. Seisonkaku is more than just anRead more.
Temple-ception in Tofukuji, Kyoto. Beautiful and Iconic of Old World Japan.
When you set foot in the Land of the Rising Sun, you’ll notice the ubiquity of temples. Temples, temples, templesRead more.
Japan’s Most Controversial Zen Temple, Ryoan-ji of Kyoto.
You’re probably wondering what could be so controversial about a Zen temple, just like I was. The UNESCO World HeritageRead more.
“Chusonji Temple” A Legacy of the Magnificent Culture of the 12th Century, The first World Heritage Site in TOHOKU
Hiraizumi Chusonji 2016 is a commemorative year for Chusonji Temple and Hiraizumi; it has been nearly 5 years since thisRead more.