Kinkakuji, one of Kyoto’s most famous Zen temples, was destroyed in a fire exactly 70 years ago today.
At a time when statues representing histories of slavery, racism and colonialism are being toppled across the United States and worldwide, Japan is moving in the opposite direction. It has – this very month – opened a new historical center that completely ignores historical crimes.
Despite the claims of a former resident of the island, Japanese abuses against Koreans were widespread.
Himeji-jo, known also as Himeji Castle, is located in Himeji City, in Japan’s Hyogo Prefecture. A fort was originally built during the 14th century AD on the present-day castle site, though the current structure dates to the 17 th century AD.
Kyoto is the 7th most populated city in Japan, though to most people, it is their favorite place to visit. This is because Kyoto still has all the conveniences you get in a larger city yet possesses a vast array of historical and cultural entities that are quintessentially Japanese.
Shrines and museum exhibits in this Japanese city recall the suffering caused by the first atom bomb 75 years ago. The attack brought a swift end to World War II.
Himeji Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage site and a national treasure in western Japan, fully reopens after a three-month closure due to the spread of the new coronavirus.
Furōfushi Onsen, a hot spring on Aomori’s west coast, is renowned for its outdoor baths commanding panoramic views of the Sea of Japan. Despite its remoteness, it is well-known among hot spring enthusiasts.
Venture beyond Tokyo – add these breathtaking temples, landmarks and hiking trails to your Japan bucket list…
The stereotype of Japan as a “less-is-more” kind of country is, in fact, quite misleading.
Mount Fuji, Japan’s tallest and most iconic mountain, is visible from all virtually anywhere in the Kanto Plain. It calls to even the most novice of climbers and adventure seekers from all over the world.
Mount Fuji will be closed to climbers this summer to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Nara’s fabulous Todaiji temple, home to one of the world’s largest Buddha statues, is suspending entry to the Great Buddha Hall while the new coronavirus rages.
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company has announced that The Ritz-Carlton, Nikko is on target to open on 22 May 2020 as the fifth Ritz-Carlton property in Japan.
Japan is home to many majestic castles. They are symbols of the country’s history, culture and pride. Showcasing some the nation’s most traditional architecture, they conjure images of samurai and…
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Up to the mid-19th century, Kashiragashima, a small, rocky island in Nagasaki’s Goto Island chain, was a place of quarantine, where contagious patients were sent to recover or, more likely, die. As a consequence, most healthy people avoided the place. Who can’t relate to that sentiment these days? But there was one group happy to settle on Kashiragashima and make a life for themselves.
Okonomiyaki’s popularity first began to soar in the A-bomb aftermath, when food was scarce and people had to feed their families with whatever they had at hand.
THE world famous Shuri Castle in Shuri, near Okinawa, which was razed in a fire last October, will be fully restored by the Japanese government by 2026.
Mt. Fuji in Japan is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Standing at 3,776 meters (about 12,388 feet) above sea level, it’s also famous for being the tallest mountain in Japan. These are facts that many people would already be familiar with, but there are some lesser-known trivia about Mt. Fuji that can be quite interesting as well. For example, what is Red Fuji and why is it considered an auspicious sight? Is there really an unidentified mysterious animal called Mossie lurking in the nearby Lake Motosu? Join Yu Sato on this intriguing journey through a few factoids related to Mt. Fuji and let your curiosity be tickled!