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Have you ever visited a traditional Japanese garden? If not, you're missing out. There is something completely unique about how the Japanese construct their gardens. It goes far beyond the materials used and the flowers they plant and penetrates into the very soul of what a scenic garden is...

Amidst the hustle and bustle of the crowded cities of Japan, many people still manage to find time to connect with nature through a sanctuary called tsubo-niwa. In a country where every inch of land area matters, a small parcel lot is dedicated to incorporate tsubo-niwa among the design...

There are innumerable tourist destinations to visit in Kyoto – if you're only there for a few days it's almost impossible to whittle the list down to an achievable total. However, one thing that should be included on everybody's list is Kinkaku-ji, the Golden Pavilion. This beautiful structure is...

Japanese gardens in spring are always surrounded by so many beautiful flowers that it can sometimes be easy to mistake any pink flowers you happen to spot as the famous cherry blossom (sakura). But this is not always the case, there are certain features that differentiate the cherry, plum,...

Have you ever wanted to discover an area in Japan that is less traveled, while staying in a classy, luxurious Japanese style hotel? A great place to go would be to do just this is Yuda Onsen, a hot spring town in Yamaguchi (not too far from Hiroshima). Situated...

Yokohama's close proximity to Tokyo means that it is a great choice for a day trip you can take just outside the capital. Being one of the first ports that opened to foreign trade, the city offers a wide range of sights such as the largest Chinatown in the...

Japan's large, beautiful stroll gardens are well-known all over the world. They usually originated in the Edo period and are associated with villas owned by aristocrats. Some of these gardens have been designed using an abstract concept known as 'karikomi', a way of grouping plants in order to create...

Hotel New Otani Tokyo has an international reputation for providing world-class service and accommodation. It is also known for its Japanese garden which dates back over 400 years. It provides a strolling haven for visitors who want to discover fascinating elements about tradition and heritage. The garden is adorned...

Roppongi is a well-known district to foreigners in Tokyo. The urban (re)development of the Roppongi area began in 2003, and one of its largest redevelopment projects is 'Roppongi Hills'. There are a large number of residential spaces, offices, art museums, deluxe hotels and recreational facilities all situated in one...

The Higashi Honganji Temple, also known as the Eastern Temple of the Original Vow, is an active temple with a rich history in Kyoto. It was originally built in 1602 and was rebuilt in 1895 onward. It is dedicated to one of the two dominant sub-sects of Shin Buddhism,...

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