Category Archives: Japan

Riding Japan’s ‘New Golden Route’: The vibrant cities of Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka; David McElhinney; Lonely Planet

 

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Japanese monks want to create new temple…in space; Casey Baseel; Japan Today

In a lot of ways, Kyoto’s Daigoji is a quintessential Japanese temple. Located in the city’s Fushimi ward, it was founded in 874 and features such classical elements as a Benten altar in the middle of a pond and a five-story pagoda, which is one of the oldest structures in the city and designated as a national treasure by the Japanese government.

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Top 8 Must-Visit Places In Japan; Courtney P; Optomistic Mommy

The Land of the Rising Sun is truly a must-visit for first timers. From historic shrines & temples, picturesque mountains, to eye-catching gardens & palaces, exploring the island of Japan will definitely be worth every penny.

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Things to do and see in Nara, Japan; Tom Fay; Wanderlust

Best things to do in Nara, Japan including UNESCO World Heritage sites, temples, Nara Park, onsens, Kumano Kodō, festivals, Yoshino’s cherry blossoms and more.

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Japan to Open Ancient Buddhist Pagoda to the Public for the First Time in a Decade; Craig Lewis; Buddhist Door

1,300-year-old pagoda to reopen after 10-year renovation project…

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A Trip Through Japan’s Chugoku Region: Yamaguchi, Hiroshima,Tottori and Beyond; Tsunagu Japan

Abundant with pristine beaches, lush forested mountains, unworldly desert landscapes, and incredible stories – it is a wonder why Japan’s Chugoku region is still relatively off the beaten tourist track. The Chugoku region is a place deeply rooted in mythology, overflowing with delicacies from both land and sea, and has unexpected wonders at every turn. Here Tsunagu Japan will take you on a trip through the five prefectures of Yamaguchi, Hiroshima, Shimane, Okayama, and Tottori, showing wondrous tourist attractions and explaining local delicacies.

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Japanese cities aim to lure tourists with cultural assets once virus subsides; Japan Times

The Tennozu area in Tokyo’s Shinagawa Ward and the city of Sakai in Osaka Prefecture are beefing up preparations in the hopes of a tourism rebound in a post-pandemic world.

Source: Japanese cities aim to lure tourists with cultural assets once virus subsides

Travel to the ‘end of the earth’ at Hokkaido’s Shiretoko Peninsula; Walter Sim; Straits Times

There is vast emptiness on the rugged Shiretoko Peninsula on the north-eastern tip of Hokkaido.

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Photographer captures stunning shots of Japan’s famous remote mountain village in snow; grape; Japan Today

While impressive Japanese photographer Hisa (Twitter, Instagram) can show a certain sense of humor with his photography (as seen with his shots of the most stylish Giant Buddha in Japan), much of his work focuses on capturing stunning scenery such as the gorgeous stained glass staircase at the Hakone Open Air Museum. Hisa can add another gorgeous set of photos to his resume, having perfectly captured the wintery scenery of a the historic mountain village of Shirakawa-go in all its snow-capped splendor.

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Autumn breaks at the Unesco world heritage village of Shirakawa-go; Marky Ramone Go; Business Mirror

Marky RamoneGo’s first Japan experience continues to defy his expectations. Expecting to be greeted by towering skyscrapers dotting the skylines of Tokyo and other cities in the land of the rising sun, endless postcard-like countryside scenery impresses him instead. Directing his gaze outside the bus window, he sees the gleaming landscape in the process of changing hues as the lush forests starts to adapt to the incoming autumn season.

Source: Autumn breaks at the Unesco world heritage village of Shirakawa-go | Marky Ramone Go

Tochigi; GaijinPot

Tochigi

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Kagoshima: The Prefecture With Many World Heritage Sites; Yuri I; Tsunagu Japan

Located in the most southwestern corner of the Kyushu region, Kagoshima is a prefecture full of history. So, it’s no wonder that the prefecture has a ton of World Heritage Sites! Visiting World Heritage Sites can help you learn a lot about the local culture and area, so keep reading to learn more about Kagoshima’s World Heritage Sites. Yuri I will also introduce two current candidates for World Heritage Sites that, if accepted, could boost Kagoshima to first place in terms of number of World Heritage Sites in all of Japan!

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Archaeology breakthrough: Mysterious Japanese ‘keyhole’ tombs ‘bigger than pyramids’; Joel Day; Daily Express

ARCHAEOLOGISTS have been defeated for years in attempting to decipher the numerous ancient Japanese “keyhole” shaped tombs scattered across the country, with strict security making their excavations impossible.

Source: Archaeology breakthrough: Mysterious Japanese ‘keyhole’ tombs ‘bigger than pyramids’

9 Things to do in Hiroshima; Sarah Riches; Wanderlust

9 Things to do in Hiroshima…

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Japan: Explore The Land Of The Rising Sun; Michael Bamidele; Guardian

If you check the map of the world, Japan is relatively a small island country but do not be deceived, it is also one of the most powerful countries in the world. As a matter of fact, Japan is the third-largest economy in the world, with its GDP crossing the $5 trillion mark in 2019.

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Top 10 Stunning Photographs Of Hidden Gem Destinations; Estelle; Listverse

Earlier this year an article made the rounds that listed the most visited locations in the world. The Blue Lagoon in Iceland opened the list at number nine and the number one spot was taken by the Niagara Falls that is located in the US and Canada.

Source: Top 10 Stunning Photographs Of Hidden Gem Destinations – Listverse

Cliff diving’s 12 most Instagrammable locations; Chris Magill; Red Bull

Red Bull celebrate 10 years with a look back at some of the most incredible diving spots.

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UNESCO to list Japan architectural techniques as intangible heritage; Mainichi

A UNESCO advisory panel has recommended that traditional Japanese architectural craftsmanship used in timber-framed structures be registered on the Intangible Cultural Heritage list, the Japanese government said Tuesday.

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Mt Fuji Day Tour with Kawaguchiko Lake; Get Your Guide

On this day tour, discover Mount Fuji, one of the world’s most famous mountains and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the Kawaguchi Lake, and Oshino Hakkai nearby Mount Fuji, and see why everyone comes here when they visit Japan.

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A walk through Okinawa’s Nakagusuku Castle Ruins; Shoji Kudaka; Stripes

High above the shimmering blue sea, the ruins of Nakagusuku Castle offer a stunning view of both the eastern and western coasts of Okinawa’s main island.

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