Summer in Kansai is quite notorious among both locals and visitors to the region during the season.
Aizu-Wakamatsu in the heart of Tohoku is rich with intriguing history, renowned beauty and the essence of the way of the samurai.
On August 6th at one of Japan’s most ancient Shinto shrines tucked away on the northern side of central Kyoto, 60 young men prepare for a sacred struggle.
The seemingly simplistic confectionery “wagashi” belongs to Japan’s most renowned art forms and in its essence represents Japanese culture and life.
According to some, had it not been destroyed by bombardments in World War II, Nagoya Castle would have surpassed Himeji Castle as Japan’s most impressive feudal castle.
From the first time I visited Inari, or Fushimi Inari Taisha, in Kyoto I have been mesmerized by its beauty, history and tranquility.
This might sound like a very strange question, but have you ever fished right between all the skyscrapers and business districts?
The town of Uji makes a great day trip destination from Kyoto or Osaka to enjoy some delicious premium green tea as well as a relaxing walk along the town’s temples.
Katsura Imperial Villa truly is a sight to behold as one of the finest examples of Japanese architectural and design tradition.
Daikakuji is what one would consider “slightly off the beaten path” as although it is located near Kyoto’s popular Arashiyama district, it largely remains unknown.