Monday, October 22, 2018

Spots

Historic, scenic, the uniquely Japanese to the truly bizarre, these are the places to visit in Japan if you are looking for a memorable experience.

WAttention 29 Special: ARCHITECTURE & ARTS IN TOKYO

Tokyo – the metropolis of organized chaos, where buildings seem to have grown at will. And they have grown in all shapes and sizes: thin stick-like buildings wedged between bigger ones, wooden temples...

Tokyo Through Architects’ Eyes

Tokyo has been bottomless inspiration for many architects and architecture admirers from all around the world. As Keisuke Oka, an independent architect we interviewed, put it — buildings are a form of street performance...

Kanagawa Beaches: Guide to Cozy Restaurants with a View

The sweltering concrete jungle that is Tokyo has a few escape routes, one of them being the beaches in Kanagawa, just an hour or two train ride, depending on where you live in Tokyo....

Yamadera, Mogamigawa and Kisakata

Nostalgic and Picturesque Yamadera and Mogamigawa On our way to Yamagata-ken, we made a detour to drop by Hojin- no-ie Inn, the only remaining inn out of the ones that Matsuo Basho stayed in. According to records,...

Encounter Pure Land Buddhism in Hiraizumi

After arriving at Iwate-ken, we enjoyed a calming cruise down Geibikei, a gorge with impressive limestone features stretching two kilometres long. As we sailed down the river, we took the chance to soak in...
Entsuin temple

Spectacular Views of Matsushima Bay

Upon arrival at Miyagi-ken, we headed to our first stop at Shiogama Jinja Shrine. With a long history dating back to the 9th century, the shrine houses a collection of ancient votive lanterns that...
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Journey with Matsuo Basho: Haiku master and adventurer

Spanning 2,400 kilometres, the trail mentioned in Oku-no-hosomichi consists of roads that lead to Nikko ( 日光 ), Oshu ( 奧州 ), Dewa ( 出羽 ) and Hokuriku ( 北 陸 ). Two of...
FujiQ

Escaping Everyday Routine: A Day Trip to Fuji-Q Highland

Founded in 1969, Fuji-Q Highland still remains one of the greatest destinations for adventure-seekers in Japan. The amusement park with an ambition to be the best entertainment spot in the world indeed serves as...
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Shinjuku as a Transportation Hub

Shinjuku Station is a massive maze, even for people living in Tokyo. The station has as many as 36 platforms, some 200 exits and numerous hallways. According to the Guinness Records, Shinjuku Station is...
teamLab forest of lamps

Mori Digital Art Museum’s Brand New teamLab Exhibit

New Odaiba museum hosts art collective's first permanent installation: Borderless Japan's famous digital art collective teamLab has held several digital art exhibitions in Japan and around the world in recent years and their efforts have been well...