Sunday, January 26, 2020

Pilgrimage to the 33 Kannon Buddha Temples

Aizu Culture through the eyes of a pilgrim Aizuwakamatsu, or Aizu for short, is a historic castle town known as the “land of the last samurai” in the Aizu district of Fukushima Prefecture in Tohoku....

Beyond the Beaten Track : Finding Japan’s Lesser-Known Magnificence (4)

Yokohama is the haven in Kanagawa prefecture that Tokyo citizens often escape to for a day-trip when their everyday life becomes overwhelming. The port city, located only a mere 45 minutes from Tokyo’s city...

Saitama Triennale 2016

To the north of Tokyo lies Saitama City. It’s not so well known amongst tourists but there are many fun activities and green areas. It’s a fun place for a daytrip. Currently Saitama is...

Five Fantastic Fukui Facts

You might not have heard of Fukui but there are many amazing things in this lesser known prefecture. Let WAttention introduce you to some fantastic facts that you can use in your next conversation...

Ichijodani Asakura Ruins, remnants of a powerful clan

The Asakura clan (朝倉氏) was one of the most powerful clans in Fukui during the Sengoku period (1467 - 1603). Ichijodani is the name of the city they built. At its height, Ichijodani had...

Ichijodani Asakura Ruins, remnants of a powerful clan (2)

The City There are many interesting things to see in the reconstruction of the Ichijodani. Actors walk around in historical costumes and mannequins are set up inside the homes to reenact historical scenarios. For safety reasons,...

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...

Kawamura Memorial DIC Museum of Art Part2

A Great Escape Visiting a museum is a great way to appreciate art, culture and history, but let’s not forget that it also gives us the wonderful opportunity to relax and escape from our busy...

Kawamura Memorial DIC Museum of Art Part1

The Perfect Harmony of Art, Architecture and Nature The world is full of visual clutter and sometimes we get overwhelmed by information overload. It is only in an ideal environment one can appreciate the true...

Pink Halloween at New Ginger Museum

The New Ginger Museum in Tochigi is peculiar in itself, being a museum dedicated to a certain type of ginger so it comes as no surprise that it's holding a peculiar Halloween event, Pink...