Top 5 ski resorts in Japan

Top 5 ski resorts in Japan

Some of the best natural advantages of Japan are its hot springs (onsen), and moderately tall mountains with slopes that are just perfect for winter sports. Add this to the fact that Japan also has some of the most dramatic scenery in Asia, and you've just got yourself one perfect holiday destination for the cold season. Winter sports like skiing or snowboarding are quite popular in Japan, and many people go to one of the many ski resorts for weekend trips or longer holidays. One of the best... [ read more ]

The most beautiful castles in Japan

The most beautiful castles in Japan

Feudal Japan was definitely not the coziest, nicest place to live for most of the population, but if you happened to be a powerful feudal lord, then you lived in glory and luxury, even if you often didn't live long. As for the rest of the people, they could console themselves with the magnificent displays of wealth of the their social superiors. Japanese castles, many of which date back to the Middle Ages, are the pinnacle of Japanese architecture, style and taste. Most of them have luckily ... [ read more ]