Top 5 Attractions in Nara

Top 5 Attractions in Nara

Nara is one of the most important cities in the history of Japan. It was founded in the 8th century and in 2010 it celebrated its 1300th anniversary. Nara is surrounded by bigger cities, such as Kyoto or Osaka. Though it is not one of the biggest cities of Japan, Nara is famous for its huge temples. Some of the oldest shrines of Japan can be found here. There are dozens of must-see places in Nara: mainly temples and shrines, but beautiful gardens and museums also worth a visit. Most of t... [ read more ]

New Year Traditions in Japan

New Year Traditions in Japan

The Japanese New Year (or Shogatsu) is a very special holiday in Japan. It is celebrated on 1-3 January, according to the Gregorian Calendar; though in Okinawa prefecture the cultural New Year is also celebrated. It is very similar to Chinese or Korean New Year. The celebration lasts for three days, so the days following New Year's Eve are also celebrated. Although Japanese people have 'borrowed' a lot of Western traditions, they kept several ones from their own culture. The aim of my art... [ read more ]

The Best 5 Star Hotels in Tokyo

The Best 5 Star Hotels in Tokyo

Tokyo, the capital of Japan is one of the most populous cities and the center of the largest metropolitan area in the world. It is situated on Honshu island and has more than 500 tourist attractions. Thousands of tourists visit Tokyo every day and the majority of them need accommodation. The prices are varying: cheap and expensive hotels can be found all over Tokyo. There is no clear ranking of these luxurious hotels, they are almost equally sumptuous and elegant. Here are some of the bes... [ read more ]

Top 5 museums in Japan

Top 5 museums in Japan

As many other countries, Japan also has a lot of museums. All these are unique and valuable. There are thousands of them, so the travelers have a great variety to choose from. Not only art museums, but industrial, scientific, folk custom themed and even manga or anime themed museums can be found all around the country. The Land of the Rising Sun has more than 5500 museums. All of these worth a visit, but of course this is almost impossible. The aim of this article is to collect the most p... [ read more ]