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Admire a Rare National Treasure Found Within the Ancient Tombs of Saitama, Japan

As you can probably tell from my other article, my fascination with kofun (古墳) has taken me all over Japan in search of the next 1,500-year-old ancient tomb to admire. The search for kofun can sometimes be a mini adventure which leads me to unpopulated forest areas or remote mountaintops. In contrast, kofun can also…

Stroll Among Ancient Burial Mounds and Appreciate History at This Park in Gunma

Ask the average traveler who knows little of Japan beyond the “must-see” sights what a kofun (古墳) is and you’ll probably get a blank look. The same question might not get a much deeper response from those more traveled in the country, or at best they might tell you, “Oh, aren’t they those huge Emperor’s…

Explore Ancient Times at Saga’s Tourist Hot Spot, Yoshinogari Historical Park

What do you look for in a tourist attraction? Maybe for your holiday destinations you consider what will be fun for all the family, particularly if you’re travelling with kids. Perhaps you look for somewhere of historical and cultural value – somewhere you can learn something new or discover something about the past. Perhaps you…

Experience the Beauty of Ancient Japan at Gassho Mura!

Hidden away in the mountains of Gero lies the small village called Gassho Mura which is made up of a series of thatched houses built using a Gassho Zukari style. The Gassho Zukari style houses have huge slanted rooftops and can also be found in the more famous Shirakawago. Gassho Mura preserves a part of…

Ancient Tokyo–Time travelling at Tokyo Edo Museum

Have you ever imagined how Tokyo must have been before all the skyscrapers came and before technology hit the country? What was Tokyo like, during the Edo period? The old name of Tokyo was Edo, until 1868, when the Edo period ended and the Meiji era started. The Edo period stands for a time, where…