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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Frijoles is a small chain of American/Mexican fast food outlets where you can buy various types of burritos and tacos, as well as other Mexican-style fare.
Literally translated to "Sazae Village", this restaurant specializes in all dishes related to sazae. Sazae is a type of sea snail that is used as a local delica
Situated on Takaragawa River, a branch of the Tone River in the Minakami area of Gunma Prefecture, this hot spring resort offers nature and relaxation. A big dr
Osanbashi Pier is the main international passenger pier at the Port of Yokohama.
This spot is a coffee shop located on the first floor of the Shin-Kobe Oriental Avenue shopping mall. The interior of the cafe is log-house themed, and they se
An old-firm western bar in Utsunomiya. Many famous artists such as Mickey Curtis perform sometimes.
Unosumai station is a train station on the JR East Railway's Yamada line. It was washed away in the tsunami following the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake.
This versatile convention center consists of three separate buildings operated by the Fukuoka Convention Center Foundation: The Fukuoka Kokusai Center opened in
“Just cut the head off like so,” explains Kazuhiro-san (Kaz), effortlessly slicing the head from a silvery-skinned mackerel. With his razor-sharp fish knife, he
Stepping foot out of your hotel onto the unforgiving streets of Tokyo you set forth on what can only be an exciting day filled with adventure and new discovery.
Summer means different things for people all across the planet. In Nagasaki, summer means the annual Spirit Boat Procession. This is truly an event like non-oth
Photo Cred: Flickr user nakashiKonjac Ever heard of Konjac? If not, don’t be intimidated by the plant’s outer features. Simply put, Konjac is a type of yam, an
The Must have Apps when travelling to JapanThere used to be a time when people would go travelling; they would travel with heavy books about their destination.
Winter wonderland Japan! Who would have guessed that besides temples and sushi, this country also boasts an active winter scene with mountains of snow? The Nor
Christmas has come early this year because Sony has finally released their PlayStation Classic Mini console with 20 of your favourite games built-in, including one of the games that started all our gaming addictions.
Located in Arashiyama area of Kyoto, close to the famous bamboo forest lies the beautiful Okochi-Sanso Villa. Even though the Okochi-Sanso isn't included on mos
The second part of seasonal flowers in Japan includes the plants blooming at the second half of the year. IMG_3600.JPG 513.79 KBJap. morning glory (あさがお):You ca
Kagawa Prefecture is one of the four prefectures of Shikoku Island. It is currently the smallest prefecture in Japan, and is settled on the Seto Inland Sea next
Toyama is a small prefecture on the coast of the Sea of Japan. It has mountainous borders inland with wonderful natural views, hiking trails, hot springs and ev
Tokyo is all about contrasts. Its irresistible charm comes from the clash between its cutting-edge style and traditional culture. From the organized chaos of [S
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
Aichi is the center of the Chubu region in Japan, and its capital is Nagoya. Nagoya is the fourth most populated urban area in Japan, and is home to a large aut
Kanagawa is a dynamic part of the greater Tokyo area. The capital city, Yokohama, features the famous Chinatown district, a port area with dining and shopping p
Aomori prefecture is surrounded by the sea and boasts amazing natural beauty and opportunity for outdoor adventures. It is the home of Lake Towada, the Hakkoda
With a nationally famous baseball team, two coasts on two different seas, and a high-class type of beef named after its capital, Hyogo is a prefecture of many t
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