By Glicia

Kochi: A Land of Eco-Friendly Agriculture and Deliciously Fresh Produce

The constant variation in weather, both day and night, is one of the factors that contribute to Kochi being one of Japan’s top agricultural producers. Excluding rice farming, Kochi’s land productivity is number one in Japan with estimates stating that it produces 6.5 million yen/ha in comparison to Japan’s average of 2.5 million yen/ha (according…

Appreciate Traditional Japanese Bonsai Art in all its Miniature Form and Glory!

What is Bonsai? Bonsai is the art of growing miniature trees. They differ from pot plants because it needs a variety and especial skills that allow the artist to capture the reality of nature in a smaller version. prweb.com/ More than this, bonsai is complex to describe and most of the masters prefer to point…

Where to Go During Autumn in Arashiyama (Kyoto)

Autumn has just arrived, and you may think that going sightseeing in Japan at this moment will be all about admiring the beautiful landscape, right? But it is not. Besides the gorgeous coloured leaves, you can also enjoy the gentle weather of the season and do interesting (outdoor) activities. West of Kyoto there is one…

Spend a Peaceful Time by Gorgeous Kamogawa River in Kyoto

Kyoto is a major stop on the typical tour most take on in Japan. The city is rich in beauty, contradictions and traditions, and also has its origins based on religious and a diverse array of arts. The current population is about 1.5 million. But every season, Kyoto embraces foreigners all over the world, whether…

Traveling Back in Time with a Bowl of Ramen

Ramen was introduced in Japan on the 19th century when the country opened its port to the world. Originally from China, this wheat noodle got its identity and turned to be one of the most popular dishes in Japan. The acceptance of ramen among the general population and its adaptation to local ingredients inspired the…

Heian Jinja: the Shrine that Celebrates Kyoto

One of the newest Shrines located outside the ancient capital, is Heian Jinja. It was built in 1895 to commemorate 1,100 years of the city. The word heian which means peaceful and tranquil, was used as official name of Kyoto (Heian-Kyo) for about 4 centuries. This Shrine is in the top list among 80,000 Shrines…

Three Restaurants With Maiko Performances to Fulfil your Kyoto Experience

When you come to Kyoto, don ‘t miss the opportunity to get lost in magic and wonderfulness of Japanese culture. I used to think that the best places for this would be the temples and shrines. It is true that the religious places are amazing! Especially when the visitor come from somewhere outside Asia. Temples…

Geisha the beauty beyond the time

Definition The word Geisha is composed by two kanji 芸妓. The first one means arts and the second one means person. liahati.blogspot.jp/ Literally, it could be translated as, artist or person who devotes her life to arts and entertainment. Origin dr-yokai.blogspot.jp/ It is believed that Geisha rose from one of the most ancient job in…

Katana, the Finest Sword of All

The legendary Japanese sword, katana, is classified as the finest sword in the world. You may ask yourself what are the reasons for that. Just like you and me, some researchers have been wondering the same thing. From many years ago until now, scientists from prestigious universities in Europe and the U.S have engaged in…

Experience Geisha lifestyle: 4 recommended studios in Kyoto

When we think about Japan one of the images that will come to our minds, is most likely Geisha. They are masters in the art of entertainment. As an icon of ancient and modern Japan, Geisha is one of the most exotic and unique figures, not only to foreigners, but also to many Japanese as…
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