Wednesday, October 16, 2019

What’s in Kyushu? Vol. 2 Saga Prefecture

Although Saga Prefecture (佐賀県) is the smallest in Kyushu, it played an important role in Japan’s history as a hub for trade and transmission of culture between the Japanese archipelago and mainland Asia. Rich...

A Day Trip from Tokyo: Chichibu

Speaking of tourist destinations on the Seibu Railway network, Chichibu and Kawagoe are by far the most well known. In particular, Chichibu has been gaining popularity in recent years on the back of traditional...

Explore the unspoiled nature and unique culture of Yanaizu town

Far-removed from the Tokyo lifestyle, the Yanaizu area in Fukushima prefecture is a little-known place filled with unforgettable sights and untapped Japanese cultural history. Even the trip there is something straight out of a...

The “DATE Culture” Fostered by Masamune

More than Just a Warrior Born in a time when Japan was plagued by civil wars during the Sengoku period (mid 15th century - early 17th century), Masamune rose quickly to become a tactful, ruthless...

World Heritage (5): Shirakawa-go & Gokayama

Shirakawa-go & Gokayama: Fairy tale-like farmhouse villages  Like a scene straight out of a fairy tale, the twinkling towns of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama possess a magical beauty that moves with the seasons. Surrounded by steep rugged mountains and...

World Heritage (6): Genbaku Dome

Genbaku Dome: Hiroshima's Relic of Hope Exactly 100 years ago, visitors flocked to admire the newly-built Hiroshima Prefectural Industrial Promotion Hall - a proud symbol of modernism with its European-style dome. Now, people from all over the world gather...

Visit the Origin of Ninja (4) : Kids’ Ninja Village

Kids’ Ninja Village Togakushi is well-known as the origin of ninja, so we visited the Kids’ Ninja Village, where children and even adults can dress up like a real ninja! Ninja costume rental is available...

A Day Trip from Narita Airport: Historical Chiba

Narita is home to Narita International Airport, a main gateway to Japan. The following places are within 30 minutes by taxi or public transportation from the airport, and are also perfect for travelers with...

Moerenuma Park – Natural Art & Artistic Nature

Not really seeing where the bus was going, and then awkwardly wandering into a parking space, trying to find Moerenuma park, I ended up crossing a bridge and the first landmark greeting me was...
Bamboo street in Nezu Museum

Bamboo street in Nezu Museum

  Nezu Museum was founded to conserve and exhibit the collection of pre-modern Japanese and East Asian art created by Nezu Kaichiro (1860-1940). This bamboo-lined path leads to the entrance of the museum. Information Nezu Museum [googlemaps https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d3241.5992841993248!2d139.71490381525817!3d35.66224318019879!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x60188b63fb3c4ec5%3A0xd0ca2110e541cb1c!2z77yI6LKh77yJ5qC55rSl576O6KGT6aSo!5e0!3m2!1sja!2sjp!4v1456120919456&w=700&h=300] ACCESS: 8-minute walk...