By Preetha

View the volcanic fumes while hiking Mt. Ontake

Mount Ontake is one of the most famous hiking locations near Nagano. It is the 14th highest mountains and one of the most active volcanoes of Japan. Mount Ontake is having a height of 3067meters. Unfortunately, without any warnings, it erupted very recently on Sep 27, 2014 causing the death of many of the hikers…

Visit the 5 Museums of Ueno Park

1. The Tokyo National Museum The Tokyo National Museum is Japan’s oldest and largest museum. General admission costs 620 yen per person. It has a number of buildings. The museum houses a large number of valuable historical artifacts of ancient Japan. There is a wide collection of potteries, Kimonos, sculptures, arts, weapons etc. The Honkan…

Exploring the Ueno Zoo

Ueno Zoo Ueno Zoo is the first and hence the most ancient among the Zoological gardens of Japan. There are more than 500 species of birds and animals in this zoo. Author’s photo The main attraction of this zoo is the Pandas gifted from China. We could hear the sounds of various animals and birds…

5 Steps through History in Ueno Park

Ueno Park During my journey to Ueno park and surrounding areas, I could understand the fact that this place couldn’t be covered in a single day seeing all the sights around and enjoying all its beauty. But we managed to make our trip worth without wasting much time. Ueno Park constitutes gardens, temples, museums, statues,…

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…

6 common structures of Japanese Shrines

The shrines of Japan possess an original Japanese style and culture very structured. Shrines were the place of Shintoist rituals since the Shinto religion was the ancient religion of Japan. There are many things we could directly watch and understand to distinguish a shrine from a Buddhist temple. Here above the particularities of Japanese Shrine.…

7 common structures of Japanese Buddhist Temples

Buddhism was inherited from other nations during the past, the Buddhist temples of Japan have a look and structure similar to the temples of China, Nepal, India etc. There are a lot of small and big statues that can be found around the temple areas and also inside it. Along with the main temple hall…

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…

10 Popular Japanese Good Luck Charms (Engimono) to Have in Your Home

What symbolizes good luck in your country? Is there some particular type of item or food that is said to bring you good fortune? In many countries and cultures, there are various traditions that involve eating a certain food, wearing or using a specific item, or even performing a certain to ensure that good luck…

A Journey in The Nagoya Public Aquarium

Author’s photo The port of Nagoya Public Aquarium has a wide collection of aquatic species including fishes, whales, dolphins, turtles etc. Every day, there are various shows scheduled for the pleasure of our eyes where the heroes of these shows are our favorite aquatic animals. It is a place where we could spend a singular…