UNESCO heritage

10 Great Spots You Should Visit in Uji, the ’Town of Matcha’ in Kyoto!

Matcha is a popular and well-loved green tea powder, which can be found everywhere in Japan. It is widely praised for its warming taste, health benefits, and glorious color. Matcha has now become popular in western countries, and you will likely find it in many coffee shops and cafes if you look for it! Uji…

Shuri Castle and Its Retaining Beauty Unique to Okinawa

Shuri Castle is one of the beautiful castles that you can find in Japan. It played a major role in the Japanese history and served as a focal point of foreign trade, economics, politics, and cultural heart of the Ryukyu Kingdom. The castle grounds and the area surrounding it has been designated as one of…

New UNESCO Sites: Japan’s Industrialisation Icons

UNESCO is the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation which is a specialist part of the United Nations. The purpose of UNESCO is to promote international collaboration, peace and security through education, science and culture. One of the things that UNESCO do is build a list of World Heritage Sites to be protected for…

13 Must-See UNESCO World Heritage Sites to Visit in Honshu!

Japan is one of the countries with countless sites listed as the world heritage by UNESCO. A world heritage site itself means a place (including mountains, forests, lakes, islands, complexes, monuments and cities) that are listed by UNESCO as those of extraordinary cultural and physical significance. There are about 18 sites in Japan listed as…

A memorable Journey in Kyoto in Sakura Season

smogon.com/ The cherry blossom season or the Sakura season is the most stunning time to be in Japan. To all the international visitors and everyone wishing to see Kyoto during Sakura, here I share my experience of a one day trip in Kyoto along the pink and white beautiful flowers leaves. Generally for a one-day…