Category Archives: Japan

47 Tourist Attractions in Japan’s 47 Prefectures; Tsunagu Japan

Japan consist of islands stretched across north and south. And thanks to such geographical trait and difference in climate, each prefecture has its own unique features. Tsunagu Japan has selected one must-see tourist attraction for each and every prefecture.

Source: 47 Tourist Attractions in Japan’s 47 Prefectures

Where to visit in Japan if the travel bubble becomes a reality; Julian Ryall; SCMP

With the country keeping the coronavirus under some degree of control, here are a few suggestions for avoiding the crowds, whether you’re looking for history, adventure or some good old family fun.

Source: Where to visit in Japan if the travel bubble becomes a reality

Top 20 Things to Do in Osaka During Your First Trip!; Live Japan

With so many things to do in Osaka, first-time visitors may find it a daunting task to plan a trip covering as many places of interest as possible. Here’s a list of 20 of Osaka’s most popular must-see attractions that Live Japan thinks will be helpful for your trip!

Source: Top 20 Things to Do in Osaka During Your First Trip! | LIVE JAPAN travel guide

50 Things to Do in Okinawa; Tsunaga Japan

Okinawa, one of the most popular beach resorts in the whole of Japan. Its emerald blue seas and white sand beaches attract people from all over the country. Once the Ryukyu Kingdom, Okinawa has a unique culture and history that differs from the mainland. Here in this article Tsunaga Japan is going to introduce 50 great things to do in Okinawa.

Source: 50 Things to Do in Okinawa

From Kyoto: Day Trip to Mount Koya by Train; Get Your Guide

Visit Mount Koya, a UNESCO World Heritage Site where beautiful nature, Japanese tradition, Shintoism, and Buddhism come together as one. Listen to your English speaking that will share the historical background of the area.

Source: From Kyoto: Day Trip to Mount Koya by Train

Munakata Taisha and the Forbidden Island of Okinoshima; Gaijin Pot

Munakata Taisha and the Forbidden Island of Okinoshima…

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Deteriorating structures on Battleship Island at risk of loss; The Asahi Shimbun

Strong winds, heavy rain and the ravages of time have taken a toll on the nation’s oldest reinforced-concrete apartment building on Hashima island, a UNESCO World Heritage site, which is rapidly crumbling.

Source: Deteriorating structures on Battleship Island at risk of loss : The Asahi Shimbun

The Japanese village that cooks in a hot spring; Michiyo Nakamoto; BBC

In a rural village in Wakayama, Japan’s only Unesco-inscribed hot spring is also where locals have been cooking their food for centuries.

Source: The Japanese village that cooks in a hot spring

Wakayama: 3-Day Mt.Koya & Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage Route Tour; Get Your Guide

Discover the spiritual world heritage sites Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage Route and Mount Koya. Enjoy staying in a temple on this tour.

Source: Wakayama: 3-Day Mt.Koya & Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage Route Tour

History, heritage and Hashima; David Tizzard & Benjamin Acree; Korea Times

History, heritage and Hashima…

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“Hiroshima rages, Nagasaki prays”: a tale of two cities; Saumya Ancheri; Condé Nast Traveller India

“Ikari no Hiroshima, inori no Nagasaki”—Hiroshima rages, Nakasaki prays—goes the Japanese phrase that perfectly expresses the two cities’ contrasting approaches to reconstruction after the 1945 nuclear attacks by the US.

Source: “Hiroshima rages, Nagasaki prays”: a tale of two cities | Condé Nast Traveller India

You can now visit the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum via virtual tour; Emma Steen; Time Out

To mark the 75th anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing, the museum has launched 3D renderings of its building and artefacts online…

Source: You can now visit the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum via virtual tour

Hiroshima survivors worry that world will forget; Mari Yamaguchi; AP

The atomic bomb that exploded over Hiroshima 75 years ago didn’t just kill and maim.

Source: Hiroshima survivors worry that world will forget

Most Important Destinations In Japan; Alexandra Dimitropoulou; CEO World

Japan is a warm and welcoming country involving rich history and traditions. The inhabitants are also humble and polite. It’s turning out to be an astonishing tourist attraction due to the unique experiences it offers. It’s a loving blend of East and West. It’s filled with World Heritage Sites, nightlife options, tempting culinary options, adventurous activities, and what not!

Source: Most Important Destinations In Japan > CEOWORLD magazine

Kagoshima Travel Guide; Nami; Just One Cookbook

Kagoshima is known for its fabulous food and the nearby volcanic Sakurajima. Explore the city and learn its rich history, and visit the beautiful Japanese garden Senganen.

Source: Kagoshima Travel Guide • Just One Cookbook

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park With A-Bomb Dome; Linda & David; Retired And Travelling

A Sobering Visit To The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park with A-Bomb Dome. Linda and David saw many fascinating sites on their visit to Japan. But a visit to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park with A-Bomb Dome was such a sobering reminder of the past. While Linda went off to see the colour and beauty of Miyajima Island, David explored this historic memorial. The Peace Memorial Park was centred near ground zero of the atomic bomb blast.

Source: Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park With A-Bomb Dome – Retired And Travelling

Shimonita: the Geopark off the beaten track; Vicki L Beyer; Japan Today

Tokyoites and travelers based in Tokyo are often on the lookout for day trips or overnight excursions out of the capital. And in these days of social distancing to avoid contagion, interesting places off the beaten track are especially popular. Shimonita, in the far west of Gunma Prefecture, is just such a place.

Source: Shimonita: the Geopark off the beaten track

The Shoguns & Nikko – How three Samurai shaped Japan; Blain In Japan; Luminous Landscape

Nikko was founded in the 8th century by Shodo Shonin, a Zen Buddhist monk before there was any bakufu or shogun in Japan.  The first shogun was Minamoto Yoritomo, appointed by the emperor, Go-Toba, on August 21, 1192.  Although the emperor officially remained the head of the nation by title, Minamoto Yoritomo was responsible for overseeing the day to day welfare of the nation.

Source: The Shoguns & Nikko – How three Samurai shaped Japan – Luminous Landscape

15 shrines and temples to visit in Japan; World Travel Guide

When visiting Japan, you will undoubtedly see a few shrines and temples so World Travel Guide rounds up 15 of the best shrines and temples to visit in Japan.

Source: 15 shrines and temples to visit in Japan – World Travel Guide

The Ritz-Carlton luxury hotel in UNESCO World Heritage site Nikko is an appreciation of Japanese beauty and art; Anoushka Pinto; Meaww

Inspired by its panoramic surroundings, the hotel embodies graceful details of Japanese architecture in its design through a modern lens, while also highlighting the essence of Nikko indoors.

Source: The Ritz-Carlton luxury hotel in UNESCO World Heritage site Nikko is an appreciation of Japanese beauty and art

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