The Great Buddha

Discover Japanese Buddhism Visiting These 3 Popular Giant Buddhas

Since Buddhism came to Japan by way of the Silk Route it has permeated the Japanese way of life. Although most Japanese people are very hesitant in committing themselves to a particular religion, it is clear that Buddhism is one of the two predominating religions, as you can see many Buddha statues all over the…

The Kamakura Hiking Trail

Kamakura is a small place about an hour outside of Tokyo. There are roughly 20 shrines in Kamakura and more than sixty temples – so it’s a town rich in history. Shokozan Tokeiji Temple Author’s photo Leaving the extremely cute Kita-Kamakura station, cross over the road and right in front of you is the Shokozan…

5 of The Most Beautiful Shrines in Japan

There are thousands of shrines scattered all over Japan, and if you are planning on visiting them all. It would take thousands of years as well. So in your few days or weeks in Japan, to shorten your educational tour and immersion, here is a shortlist of the most beautiful shrines in Japan you might…

Fujisawa: Surfer’s Paradise in Japan

Fujisawa photozou.jp/ This past week, I had the immense pleasure of spending some time exploring Fujisawa, a city just an hour by train south of Tokyo. Located on Japan’s Pacific coast, this city was once voted the most comfortable to live in in all of Japan. With miles of beautiful beach, decent waves, a famous…

The best hiking route for beginners, Mt. Nokogiri in Chiba

The weather is getting warmer. You don’t want to stay indoors. There are many brilliant things to do in spring. Have you tried hiking up one of the Japan’s mounts or hills? Before aiming for Mount Fuji, you’d better start with a less challenging path. Mount Nokogiri Author’s photo In Japan, they indicate the toughness…

The Great Buddha of Toganji temple, Nagoya

Off the beaten path en.wikipedia.org/ Even though, many tourists visit Nagoya every day, the quietest place I have seen there is the Toganji temple which has a great Buddha statue peaking up through the greenery around. I think most people miss this place or it may not be included in their travel schedule. This temple…

See one of the largest Buddha statues just outside Tokyo, Kamakura

Countless temples of Kamakura Author’s photo If you like to go travelling, seeing a lot of ancient places, such as temples, statues, and etc. I recommend you to visit Kamakura, which is located in Kanagawa Prefecture (south of Tokyo). I can say that Kamakura is a very beautiful small city, and very famous among tourist…

A Small Historic Tour in Kamakura

Kamakura is one of the most popular place to visit in the Kanto area in Kanagawa. Kamakura has several historic monuments because long time ago, Kamakura was the old capital of Japan. One of these is the Great Buddha, Zeniarai-Benten Shrine, and Meigetsu-In Temple. So if you visit there, you would feel long and great…