Top 4 Tourist Attractions in Kobe

Top 4 Tourist Attractions in Kobe

Kobe, Japan's fifth largest city is located on Honshu island and it is the capital of Hyogo Prefecture. As part of the Kyoto-Osaka-Kobe metropolitan area it is a very important city. Kobe has more than 1.5 million inhabitants and it is located between Rokko Mountains and the sea and they are providing quite stunning views from the city. The city had serious losses in 1995. when the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake caused the death of more than 5000 people. Nowadays the city is recovered and... [ read more ]

Best Travel Destinations in Kyushu

Best Travel Destinations in Kyushu

Kyushu is one of the four main islands of the Japanese Archipelago. It is the third largest and the southernmost big island as well. The island is divided into seven prefectures and from all these areas, Fukuoka is the largest city. The name of the island origins from the Japanese expressions for 'Nine states' and 'West of the Pacified area'. The island of Kyushu is mainly a mountainous area, enriched with active volcanoes and other tectonic phenomena, such as the famous hot springs or o... [ read more ]

Largest Railway Stations in Japan

Largest Railway Stations in Japan

Railways and rail transport are very important in Japan. Japanese National Railways carry more than 15 billion passengers every year. Shinkansen, or the high speed bullet trains connect the large metropolitan areas of the country, rushing with more than 300 km/h (186 mph) between the major cities. Japan has more than 27,000 kilometers of rail all around the country. The trains are extremely crowded in the morning and in the afternoon as well, because the majority of the population uses ra... [ read more ]

Top 3 Suspension Bridges in Japan

Top 3 Suspension Bridges in Japan

Since the Japanese Archipelago consists of more than 6800 islands, many of them are connected through suspension bridges. From the 53 suspension bridges of the country 10 are registered between the 100 longest suspension bridges of the world. This type of bridge requires very punctual design and construction. The main reason why Japanese architects project suspension bridges is that they can resist to earthquake movements. This design also allows very long main spans, and above all, build... [ read more ]

Best Travel Destinations in Shikoku

Best Travel Destinations in Shikoku

Shikoku is one of the most important islands of the Japanese Archipelago, the smallest of the four main islands. Its name means 'four provinces', referring to the previous provinces of the island. Nowadays it consists of Ehime, Kagawa, Kochi and Tokushiwa Prefectures. The biggest city of Shikoku island is Matsuyama. Though it is a small island, it has many tourist attractions and interesting festivals. For example, the 88 Temple pilgrimage is one of the many typical traditions of Shikoku... [ read more ]

Most Beautiful Places in Honshu

Most Beautiful Places in Honshu

Honshu is Japan's largest island: it is 60% of the country's total area. The population of the island surpasses 100 million. It is so populous because of the large metropolitan areas: the Great Tokyo Area, including Tokyo, Yokohama, Saitama and Kawasaki. Other large cities, such as Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe, Hiroshima and Nagoya are also located on Honshu island. As the largest island of Japan, Honshu has hundreds of sights. Amazing historic sights as well as religious spots can be found all ove... [ read more ]

Nihon Sankei or the Most Beautiful Views of Japan

Nihon Sankei or the Most Beautiful Views of Japan

The three most beautiful views of Japan, called Nihon Sankei, are included in a canonical list. This list includes the most popular scenic sights of Japan. These places were selected many centuries ago. The most scenic spots of Japan are Matsushima, Amanohashidate and Miyajima. In Japan they are considered equally important as the seven wonders of the world. These three must-see places are all located on (or around) Honshu island. If you plan to visit Japan, you should consider visiting o... [ read more ]

Must-see Places in Nagoya

Must-see Places in Nagoya

The city is situated on Honshu island, on the coast of Pacific Ocean. It is one of the most important port-towns of Japan. With more than 2 million inhabitants, Nagoya is one of the biggest cities of the island. As many other metropolitan regions, Nagoya is also full of tourist attractions.  All of these large shrines, museums, amusement parks worth a visit. The shrines and the museums help us imagine the life of Ancient Japan, while the huge buildings and skyscrapers present us the vie... [ read more ]

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 ]

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 ]