architecture

Claska Hotel, designers’ hidden gem in Tokyo

“Mata ashita” can be literally translated into “until tomorrow” which in Japan is used as “see you again tomorrow”. Well, if you have stayed in Claska Hotel, I’m positive you will want to say it out loud! Claska Hotel is oozing charm of mid-century modern interiors with a Japanese twist. Claska is located in one…

An Introduction to Kumamoto Castle!

This landmark is what Kumamoto is famous for; it’s a popular spot for Japanese and foreign tourists alike. Entrance fee is 500 Yen. The castle has a long history dating back to 1467 when the Ideta clan first established fortifications in the area. The initial version of Kumamoto Castle was completed in 1588. Author’s photo…

Admiring Human-made Geometry in Moerenuma Park

Moerenuma Park (モエレ沼公園 – Moerenuma Ko-en) is a park in the northeastern part of Sapporo, it’s construction started in 1982 and finished only in 2005. The name “moerenuma” comes from the Ainu word “Moyre pet” which means ‘a slowly flowing river’. The park is 1,89-km square, with 120 playgrounds, about 3,000 cherry trees, and parking…

Differences Between ”Rokuonji” and ”Jishouji”

Kinkakuji and Ginkakuji are the two most famous destinations of everybody travelling to Kyoto. Their names have similarities as they differ only in the first letters. The original names of both the temples are not these. The beautiful golden coloured unbelievable scenery provided by the Kinkakuji and the Japanese outlook of the Ginkakuji are entirely…

Shrines and Temples Similarities

static1.squarespace.com/ During my whole one year in Japan, I have travelled to many places and often encountered the situations where I felt confused while thinking about the exact differences between the shrines and temples. Like me, everybody travelling across Japan will surely be having a similar experience while visiting a number of big and small…