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Explore These 8 Popular Side Trips from Tokyo

Tokyo (東京) is unarguably the most popular destination in Japan and for the first timers, a visit to this modern capital is a must. Some might say that they never run out of things to do in Tokyo. But for others who have already been to this well-loved city and have already seen enough, then…

Where to Go and What to Do in the Paradise of Matsumoto

Easy access to snow monkeys, mountain ranges, historic shrines, and perhaps the best-preserved castle in Japan; first-class bars selling regional wine and sake, a local football team whose fans are amongst the most loyal, and people whose genuine smiles warm the hearts of locals and tourists alike – this is what awaits you in Matsumoto…

Explore these 2 Amazing ’Crow Castles’ of Japan

Some monuments attract a lot of people because of their exteriors such as the Taj Mahal which is carved out entirely of white marble. Japanese architecture is very aesthetic and unique. The following are Japanese black castles which have all-black exteriors and are amazing to see. 1. Okayama Castle jp.fotolia.com/ Okayama city is the capital…

5 Breathtaking Castles, the National Treasures of Japan

Japan is indeed one of the most famous countries in the world. It is well known for its very high technology and a super power nation. It is known for its boom in economy and wonderful innovations. But besides its popularity in technology and economy, Japan is also a good place for leisure as it…

Matsumoto Castle: A Must for Castle Lovers!

Depending on different sources and opinions, the ranking of the great castles differ. Apart from Himeji and Kumamoto castle, I personally would recommend Matsumoto Castle (松本城) as one of the “Must Visit” places if you are into castles. Located in Nagano, Matsumoto Castle earned its name as the “Crow castle” because of its elegant black…

5 Most Beautiful Castles in Japan

In Japan, castles were fortresses made from woods and stones. It was built to guard some important sites such as river crossings and ports. There are some castles in Japan that still original or very little altered. Some of them are considered as national treasures. Below some castles in Japan that are well known for…

5 Treasures inside Nagano Prefecture

“The roof of Japan” that’s what people said. Located in central Japan, and surrounded by 3000 meters tall mountains, Nagano is not an ordinary place in Japan. So what else that make it beautiful? Not only because of many ski resorts that makes it special, but there are a lot of majestic things of Japan…