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 ]

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 ]

Most Beautiful Temples in Nagasaki

Most Beautiful Temples in Nagasaki

The city of Nagasaki is known for the tragedies of WWII all around the world. Since then, Nagasaki has recovered and became one of the most popular, important and most visited cities of Japan. Millions of tourists travel here every year to see the several memorial places and buildings of the city. Although the city has other sights as well, the memorial museums are the most acknowledged attractions of Nagasaki. If religion stands close to you, you may be interested in visiting the shrines... [ read more ]

Most Crowded Areas in Tokyo

Most Crowded Areas in Tokyo

At the end of the 19th century Tokyo became the most important representation of a Western-style city in East-Asia. Though the city had preserved several traditional buildings, the urbanization and modernization caused serious changes in Tokyo's infrastructure. The best representation of a modern district in Tokyo is Ginza, which is nowadays compared to the 5th Avenoue of New York. Since the early 1900s, Ginza had been a very significant part of the city, even though it is not the center... [ read more ]

Top 4 Temples and Shrines in Kobe

Top 4 Temples and Shrines in Kobe

Kobe is the fifth largest Japanese city and the capital of Hyogo Prefecture as well. Though the modern Kobe was founded in 1889, the city already has its own values and traditions. It is known that Japanese people appreciate their own culture. The most popular of these traditions is the tea ceremony, but other ideas, such as religion are important as well. Temples and Shinto Shrines are vital parts of religious life, both in villages and in cities. Even if the city is as large as Kobe, re... [ read more ]

Amazing Abandoned Places in Japan Part 2

Amazing Abandoned Places in Japan Part 2

Japan is very rich in abandoned buildings and places, and here they are simply called haikyo, which means 'ruins'. Nothing is more amazing than the sight of different ruins or abandoned buildings, especially for those who are fans of urban explorations. Due to Japan's quick development, dozens, and even hundreds of buildings and establishments became left-behind. Visiting a haikyo nowadays is both amazing and trendy. If you travel to Japan, don't miss to visit at least one famous hayiko. ... [ read more ]

Must-See Attractions in Nagasaki

Must-See Attractions in Nagasaki

Located on the North-West corner of Kyushu island, Nagasaki is the capital city of Nagasaki-Prefecture. The pure practical attributes of the modern Nagasaki blend so harmoniously with its historical and aesthetic features, that the visitor can easily forget that it also represents a vital industrial center. However, the first thing that automatically pops into our minds about Nagasaki, is the tragic atomic bombing of 1945. Nagasaki has a long and fascinating history concerning the emergen... [ read more ]

Top 4 Reasons to Visit Tokyo

Top 4 Reasons to Visit Tokyo

Tokyo is one of the most popular tourist destinations all around the world. More than 500 million people visit this huge city, including foreigner and Japanese tourists too. Tourism is a major industry in the capital of Japan. The most important sights of the city are all related to culture, but besides this, entertainments districts, different stores, museums, Japanese gardens, parks and downtowns attract visitors as well. If you still don't know why you have to visit Tokyo, let me sugg... [ read more ]

Best Museums in Yokohama

Best Museums in Yokohama

Yokohama, the second largest city of the country, is one of the most important cities of Japan. It is a major port town, as well as a significant touristic city. Yokohama has hundreds of touristic sights, including parks, Japanese gardens, shopping districts, restaurants, museums, etc. Yokohama has ten outstanding museums, including art, food, industrial and nautical museums. All of them are very interesting and they all worth a visit. This article will present one museum from each of the pre... [ read more ]