A guide to all of Kyoto's UNESCO world heritage sites
If you enjoy traditional art, architecture and history, there is truly no better place in Japan to visit than Kyoto. The ancient capital is so well preserved it
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Harajo Onsen Masago is a hot spring resort in Minamiarimacho, facing Shimabara Bay.
Similar to the North Observatory, the South is free as well, but gives a different view as it is located in an adjoining tower. The South Observatory is close
Located on the curving Snake Street, this shop is only distinguishable by the tiny 'Mais' sign above the door. The tiny storefront sells leather goods such as b
This restaurant specializes in tofu dishes. Highlights on the menu include atsuage (thick fried tofu), tofu croquettes and hiyayakko.
Situated near Hanayashiki in Asakusa, this fruit parlor is popular for their parfaits. The parfait menu changes from season to season and features different sea
Famous for its powder snow, Snow Wave Park Shiratori Kogen features numerous ski runs and a kids' park area.
Harumi Triton Square is a shopping center, office complex and residence in Kachidoki.
Okawachiyama, located in Imari, is an area which used to house many kilns and porcelain factories.
This izakaya (Japanese bar-style) restaurant serves local dishes from Aomori as well as a variety of local sake. The fish used in their dishes are delivered dir
IntroductionMany will associate summer in Japan with muggy weather, unbearable temperatures and extreme levels of humidity. But you can have so much fun during
Another Cardcaptor Cafe is running and its the best one i've been too ( out of all Cardcaptor cafes I've been to) , this time its located at Akihabara,On the 5F
Cute maids greet you on the streets of Akihabara while elegant butlers welcome you on Otome Road in Ikebukuro. How much better can Tokyo’s theme cafes get? Whil
YabusameAny samurai history buff can tell you "The Last Samurai" Saigo Takamori died making a last stand near Kagoshima during the 1877 Satsuma Rebellion. Afte
1000 yen bill, 1 yen coins x3, 100 yen coin, 50 yen coin, Discover it cardYou’re going to spend lots of money when you’re in Japan! So what is the best method
If you love to eat beef, chances are you've heard of wagyu beef, or beef from Japanese cows. This beef stands out from typical Western-raised beef due to its fa
392.JPG 3.98 MBIt was a cool and humid Spring morning last April when I made my trek to Peace Park. For the next 30 minutes, I walked from my hotel through Hir
Its time to update your neverending 'Must eat Sweets' list , no matter which dates you visit Tokyo, there will surely be at least one new snack/dessert sweets y
If you go to certain areas in Japan, you can find melting pots of culture. Shin-Okubo is one of those areas, known to be Japan’s Korea town. Shin-Okubo used to
Niigata prefecture has a long coastline facing the sea of Japan, because of this it was a critical port area during the Edo period in the 17th and 18th centurie
The traditional center of the Chugoku region of Japan, and home to over 2.8 million people, Hiroshima is famous and infamous in its history and major sights. Hi
Tokushima prefecture is a mountainous area located on the island of Shikoku. It is home to the first 23 temples of the 88 Temple Pilgrimage starting with temple
Shiga prefecture is part of the quirky and friendly Kansai region. It includes the vast waters of Lake Biwa, the largest freshwater lake in Japan. The north sho
As the second largest city in Japan, Osaka is often compared to the capital city Tokyo—both popular travelling destinations in Japan. But some would venture to
Koyasan (Mount Koya) is the heart and soul of Wakayama Prefecture. Koyasan is the birthplace of Shingon Buddhism, founded by Kobo Daishi (Kukai) in the year 885
Fukushima has been a place of scenic beauty and history for centuries, but since 2011 the world equates the name with the difficulties at the Fukushima nuclear
Tottori prefecture along the Sea of Japan coast is best known for its sand dunes (Tottori Sakyu) and Sand Sculpture Museum. The spiritual center of mountain wor
Shimane lies near the western tip of Japan's main island on the Sea of Japan side. Although sparsely populated it was once a center of trade with China, so it boasts a good number of important historic sites, including Matsue Castle.