Must-see Museums in Nara

Must-see Museums in Nara

Although Nara is quite a small city, compared to Kyoto, Tokyo or Osaka, it is still one of the most visited cities in Japan. As the previous capital of Japan, Nara has dozens of historical places and buildings: castles, temples, shrines, Japanese gardens etc. The most popular sight in Nara is probably Nara Park, famous for its friendly deer and significant shrines, but we don't have to forget about the other tourist attractions. Besides the numerous historical buildings, the history of Na... [ read more ]

Must-see Japanese Gardens in Nagoya

Must-see Japanese Gardens in Nagoya

Nagoya is one of the most significant urban areas on The Land of the Rising Sun. It is located in central Honshu, and it is also part of the Chukyo Metropolitan Area. From the 9 million inhabitants of Chukyo, 2.3 million people live in Nagoya. Some amazing natural sights, such as Ise Bay or Kiso River surround the city of Nagoya. In the heart of the city, there are several other natural sights as well. Parks and Japanese gardens are the pride of each and every city located in Japan. Nagoy... [ read more ]

Most Beautiful Buddhist Temples in Sapporo

Most Beautiful Buddhist Temples in Sapporo

Sapporo, the most important city of Hokkaido is always related to winter activities, like the Sapporo Snow Festival, which is organized every year, or the Winter Olympic Games of 1972. Although Winter and the Snow Festival attract more tourists than the warmer seasons, Sapporo has its beauties in Spring and Summer as well. The permanent sights of the city are the famous museums, parks, towers, gardens, and of course temples. Like every other Japanese city, Sapporo has its religious attra... [ read more ]

Must-see Attractions in Okinawa

Must-see Attractions in Okinawa

Okinawa Islands form the southernmost and smallest Prefecture in Japan. These islands are located on the Southern area of Nansei Hoto, the thousands of islands stretching from Kyushu to Taiwan. Okinawa Islands are usually divided in three groups: Okinawa Shoto, Miyako Retto and Yaeyama Retto. One of the main reasons of Okinawa's beauty is the subtropical climate. The islands are surrounded by very clean and pure waters and coral reefs. Even the wildlife of this area is very different from... [ read more ]

What to do on an Okinawa vacation

What to do on an Okinawa vacation

Although it is the southernmost and one of the smaller prefectures of Japan, Okinawa is a popular domestic destination in the country and deserves more foreign visitors as well. To help you put this Part of Japan on your must do destinations list for 2014, here are some what to do in Okinawa ideas. You will find dozens if not hundreds of activities in any Okinawa travel guide, but here come some tips for a vacation that everyone will like - hopefully. If you have already been to this pa... [ read more ]

Best Museums in Sapporo

Best Museums in Sapporo

Sapporo, a major city in Japan is mostly visited during winter. Only some thousands of people visit this great city during spring or summer, which, compared to the millions of people coming here for the Snow Festival is quite a low number. The most popular tourist attractions of Sapporo are totally separated from the world-famous Sapporo Winter Festival. Like every other large city, Sapporo also has dozens of places which worth a visit. Several parks, Japanese gardens, temples, shrines, h... [ read more ]

Must-see Tourist Attractions in Sapporo

Must-see Tourist Attractions in Sapporo

Sapporo, the largest city on the island of Hokkaido is the fourth largest Japanese city by population. It is the capital of Hokkaido Prefecture, the northernmost prefecture in Japan. The city had been chosen in the Meiji Period to serve as the administrative center of the island, but only after the organization of the Olympic Winter Games in 1972 did Sapporo became a world famous city. Sapporo is known all around the world for the amazing Sapporo Snow Festival which is organized every win... [ read more ]

Shopping Guide to Kobe

Shopping Guide to Kobe

Kobe, the fifth largest city in Japan is the capital of Hyogo Prefecture and also part of the Kyoto-Osaka-Kobe metropolitan area. The city is located located in a very nice area: between the Rokku Mountains and the sea. Not only because of its attractiveness, but also because of its touristic sights, Kobe is one of the most visited tourist destinations in Japan. As in every city nowadays, shopping is also important in Kobe. This is why the city has dozens of malls, supermarkets, expensive... [ read more ]

Best Cheap Hotels in Osaka

Best Cheap Hotels in Osaka

Osaka, one of Japan's largest and most populated cities is located in Osaka Bay, at the mouth of Yodo River. As part of Japan's second largest metropolitan area, it has almost 20 million inhabitants. Besides this, it is also one of the most visited cities of The Land of the Rising Sun: thousands of tourists come here every day to visit the most amazing attractions of the city. Tourists visiting Osaka need accommodation as well. Osaka has 218 hotels, and hundreds of other small institution... [ read more ]

Must-see Shrines and Temples in Nagoya

Must-see Shrines and Temples in Nagoya

Nagoya, one of the most significant Japanese cities is located on the Pacific coast and it is the capital of Aichi Prefecture. Besides this, it is also an important port and the center of the Chukyo Metropolitan Area. Like every large city, Nagoya has dozens of interesting sights which attract thousands of tourists in the city. Probably the most visited sights of the city are the temples. Shinto Shrines and Buddhist Temples are visited as well. If you happen to be in Nagoya and you want t... [ read more ]