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 ]

The amazing attractions of Osaka

The amazing attractions of Osaka

One would think that Osaka, lying in the shadow of more attractive and popular Kyoto, would not appeal too much to visitors who come to Japan in search of cultural attractions and experiences, but this urban paradise, second only to Tokyo and Yokohama, can pull its weight more than adequately. Osaka is the kind of city paradise where shopping addicts, urban explorers and party people congregate, but where there is more than enough left for culture-seekers too. Although Osaka is the kind of c... [ read more ]

Gion, the famous geisha district of Kyoto

Gion, the famous geisha district of Kyoto

If there's one thing that Kyoto is famous all over the world, it is its beautiful geisha. Ever since Japan opened its doors to foreigners after the Meiji Restoration, geisha have become one of the best known symbols of Japan. And as those of you who like films and books about Japan might know, one of the most 'geisha-spotting' site in Japan is Gion district in Kyoto. Kyoto's historic quarters can often be like a step back into history - although infused with Japan's modern spirit, they show ... [ read more ]

Unesco World  Heritage Sites in Japan

Unesco World Heritage Sites in Japan

The list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites comprises the most beautiful, unique and fascinating places on the planet, some very old and some brand new, some natural and some artificial. Japan has sixteen such places of outstanding value, and all of them are important tourist attractions. If you find yourself at loss when it comes to which Japanese attractions you should visit while in the country of the rising sun, world heritage sites are a safe bet that you'll have a great time while learning... [ read more ]

5 must-see attractions in Kyoto

5 must-see attractions in Kyoto

For almost a thousand year, Kyoto has been the capital of Japan, and one of its most beautiful and esteemed cities. A first-time visitor in Kyoto might be surprised to find that Kyoto is actually two cities instead of one. Those who see the center of the city first will be lead to believe that Kyoto is just another ultra-modern metropolis, with high-rise buildings made of glass and steel, huge billboards and neon lights. However, those who wander outside the mordern metropolis will find an o... [ read more ]