So you just touched down and are ready to see, do and eat in Hokkaido? From architecture, beer & fresh seafood these are the musts of Sapporo in a day!
Known as “Heaven’s Grass”, the islands of Amakusa combine splendid natural beauty with a religious history that certainly does their name justice.
Tucked away in Kansai mountainside lies Mount Koya, a true must-visit. But how do you get to one of Japan’s most secluded spiritual retreats?
Did you know Japan had its very own “Wild West”? Well, it is more like “Wild North” as the area I am referring to is actually in Japan’s beautiful northernmost island of Hokkaido.
Buddhist temples in Japan always tend to leave quite an impression. They house some of the finest traditional art and architecture in the world and are maintained with the greatest care. Yet there is a[…]
As a site of many battles between rivaling clans in the region, Koriyama today is home to superb cherry blossoms blooming in spring.
As the largest Imperial villa in Kyoto, Shugakuin has an excellent view over Kyoto throughout the year. Designed in the mid-17th century by Emperor Go-Mizunoo himself working together with some of the finest architects and[…]
So you just visited Nijo Castle in the center of Kyoto, the famous Himeji Castle or the impressive Osaka Castle and still cannot get enough of the architecture of Japanese castles.
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.