Said to be one of the finest examples of Japanese architectural and design tradition in its purest form, Katsura Imperial Villa truly is a sight to behold.
Some time ago I wrote an article on Japan’s natural arts featuring amongst others the art of bonsai.
Without a doubt, some of you are mega manga fans. And if you’ve come to know Japanese culture through popular manga such as Dragonball and One Piece or have gotten hooked on some lesser known manga, then the Kyoto International Manga Museum is the otaku haven to turn to, second only to Tokyo’s Akihabara district.
In the shade of ancient cedar trees rests Sendai’s Lord Date Masamune in his mausoleum, the Zuihoden.
Japanese landscape artist have always strived to mimic an ideal landscape in a miniature form. For those of us who we don’t have a garden to tend to the natural art of Bonsai brings us closer to nature.
As one of Japan’s most recognizable events of the year, the Snow Festival in Sapporo turns this far northern city into a prime attraction during its cold winter times.