Known as “Heaven’s Grass”, the islands of Amakusa combine splendid natural beauty with a religious history that certainly does their name justice.
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.
Did you know Nara is famous for its local cuisine? Well, let’s get acquainted with this side of Nara on a “culinary tour”!
The small former merchant district of Naramachi does its best to preserve its Edo-period atmosphere and charm to this day.
For its sophisticated arts and crafts as well as beautifully preserved traditional neighbourhood, Kanazawa is often described as “little Kyoto”. For the full article, please refer to ANA Experience Japan.
Rising above Mt. Torafusu lies the architectural beauty Wakayama Castle as the cherry blossoms engulf Kimiidera overlooking the sea and the town.
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[…]
Retreating into the mountains, surrounded by nature, and solely devoting yourself to meditation and self-reflection. Sounds like a dream?
The city of Uji, located between the two ancient capitals of Kyoto and Nara, is blessed with the quality of soil and surroundings needed for one of Japan’s most famous products, matcha (green tea).
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[…]