Exploring Mt. Fuji : A Day Tour from Tokyo, Japan; Aileen Adalid; I am Aileen

Spend an unforgettable day trip from Tokyo with this Mt. Fuji tour! Choose your pick from stops like Lake Kawaguchi, 5th Station and more!

Source: Exploring Mt. Fuji : A Day Tour from Tokyo, Japan – I am Aileen

Tourist tax for famous Japanese island; Stuff

It’ll only cost $1.40 extra to go to Miyajima, but when you have over 4m visitors a year, that can add up.

Source: Tourist tax for famous Japanese island

Japan Trip: 10 Most Popular Temples in Kyoto (October 2019 Ranking); Live Japan

Here are the best temples in Kyoto, with travel tips and more, according to LIVE JAPAN, a top-class travel website for visitors to Japan. Live Japan’s ranking is based on the most popular pages viewed by foreign visitors in a given category. For instance, Kiyomizu-dera Temple, To-ji Temple, Jingo-ji Temple…

Source: Japan Trip: 10 Most Popular Temples in Kyoto (October 2019 Ranking)

Kyoto Trip: 10 Most Popular Temples Around Arashiyama (October 2019 Ranking); Live Japan

Here are the most popular temples around Arashiyama and Uzumasa, with travel tips and more, according to LIVE JAPAN, a top-class travel website for visitors to Japan. Their ranking is based on the most popular pages viewed by foreign visitors in a given category. For instance, Jingo-ji Temple, Ryoan-ji…

Source: Kyoto Trip: 10 Most Popular Temples Around Arashiyama (October 2019 Ranking)

Seoul irked by Tokyo report on UNESCO World Heritage site; The Asahi Shimbun

South Korea is taking issue with Japan over a report on follow-up measures for a World Heritage…

Source: Seoul irked by Tokyo report on UNESCO World Heritage site:The Asahi Shimbun

NASA Captures Massive Burial Site in Japan from Space; 4WWL

Daisenryo Kofun is one of the world’s largest tombs, rivaling the Taj Mahal and Great Pyramid of Giza in size. The ancient burial site is located within a UNESCO World Heritage site in Sakai, Japan.

Source: NASA Captures Massive Burial Site in Japan from Space

Seoul protests Tokyo for neglecting forced labor in UNESCO report; Jhoo Dong Chan; Korea Times

Seoul protests Tokyo for neglecting forced labor in UNESCO report…

Source: Seoul protests Tokyo for neglecting forced labor in UNESCO report

Shuri-jo castle to be restored from designs that led to resurrection; The Asahi Shimbun

Work to rebuild Okinawa Prefecture’s treasured Shuri-jo castle, including its Seiden main hall, will…

Source: Shuri-jo castle to be restored from designs that led to resurrection:The Asahi Shimbun

Donations for rebuilding Okinawa’s fire-ravaged Shuri Castle top ¥1.2 billion; The Japan Times

About a month after fire ravaged the UNESCO World Heritage site in Okinawa, donations to help rebuild Shuri Castle in Naha surpass ¥1.2 billion.

Source: Donations for rebuilding Okinawa’s fire-ravaged Shuri Castle top ¥1.2 billion | The Japan Times

Japan underground: Explore a vast ‘temple,’ lake or gold mine; Nikkei Asian Review

The country’s subterranean world is rich in history and mystery…

Source: Japan underground: Explore a vast ‘temple,’ lake or gold mine

A Guide to the World Heritage Tomioka Silk Mill; Nippon.com

The Tomioka Silk Mill in Tomioka, Gunma Prefecture, is a history buff’s ideal destination for a day trip from Tokyo. Visitors to the mill can learn about its role in Japan’s modernization in the Meiji era (1868–1912), silk-reeling technology, and the lives of the mill’s women workers.

Source: A Guide to the World Heritage Tomioka Silk Mill

Man arrested for writing graffiti on centuries-old Kyoto temple did so for extremely weird reason; Casey Baseel; Japan Today

Kyoto has long been considered the cultural heart of Japan, and with good reason. For centuries, the city’s temples, gardens, and other scenic sights have been prompting poets and painters to move brush and pen with their serene beauty. However, last Sunday one would-be man of culture went too far when…

Source: Man arrested for writing graffiti on centuries-old Kyoto temple did so for extremely weird reason

JANM Commemorate the Victims of the Atomic Bombings With a 75th Anniversary Exhibit; Sean P Thomas; LA Downtown News

During the final days of World War II, mankind bore witness to one of the most infamous actions committed against its fellow man.

Source: JANM Commemorate the Victims of the Atomic Bombings With a 75th Anniversary Exhibit

Shuri Castle Before and After the Fire; Architect

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How climate change is triggering a chain reaction that threatens the heart of the Pacific; Simon Denyer & Chris Mooney; Washington Post

The fast-warming Sea of Okhotsk, wedged between Russia and Japan, is a cautionary tale of the far-reaching consequences when climate dominoes begin to fall.

Source: How climate change is triggering a chain reaction that threatens the heart of the Pacific

Landmarks and heritage sites ravaged by fire; AFP

After Japan’s historic UNESCO-listed Shuri castle was devastated by fire Thursday, here are other cases of major heritage sites that have gone up in the…

Source: Landmarks and heritage sites ravaged by fire

Okinawa contemplates Shuri Castle reconstruction; Mitsuko Nishikawa; NHK World

People in Okinawa are feeling the loss after watching one of their most iconic buildings engulfed in flames. As investigators narrow in on the cause of last week’s fire at Shuri Castle, people are calling for a swift restoration.

Source: Okinawa contemplates Shuri Castle reconstruction | NHK WORLD-JAPAN News

No paradise: Six incredible abandoned, ruined islands; Oliver Smith; Traveller

Nothing captures the imagination quite like an abandoned site. The search term “abandoned places near me” has soared since 2014 and there’s even a name for it: “ruin porn”.

Source: No paradise: Six incredible abandoned, ruined islands

Shuri Castle fire highlights unique Okinawan history and identity; Masato Ishida; Nikkei

Uniting Japanese, Chinese and Ryukyuan elements, heritage site should rise again…

Source: Shuri Castle fire highlights unique Okinawan history and identity

Fire near World Heritage site in central Japan causes scare; Mainichi

A fire gutted two thatched-roof huts near a World Heritage site in central Japan on Monday, causing a scare for locals and tour…

Source: Fire near World Heritage site in central Japan causes scare