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One of the greatest castles, Azuchi Castle

The Palace of The Warlord Azuchi Castle was a castle, like no other in Japanese history. It was built by one of Japan’s most powerful warlords, and first conqueror of Japan, Oda Nobunaga. This castle was the perfect representation of Nobunaga himself, grandiose, ambitious, larger-than-life, and sadly doomed. Azuchi Castle Azuchi castle was built on…

Unveiling Japan’s Secrets: Shizuoka

Nestled between Tokyo and Nagoya, Shizuoka Shi is the second largest city in Shizuoka Prefecture. But the city is more than tall buildings, busy streets and bustling crowd. These Shizuoka Shi travel destinations are worth a side trip when visiting the prefecture. 1. Sumpu Castle Located in the Center of Shizuoka, Sumpu castle is the…

Enjoying Flowers in Nagoya at Spring Festival

“….Now that the spring is in the air with the flowers everywhere I wish that we could both be there…” – westlife What do you have in mind about spring? Flowers that blooming everywhere? The time to take sakura picture and have hanami party? So maybe spring identic with “enjoying the flowers”. In Nagoya we…

The “Castle in the sky” : Takeda, Hyogo prefecture

Often referred as Japan’s Machu Picchu by local residents, Takeda Castle seems to be floating in the air, it looks like a castle in the famous animated film “Castle in the Sky” produced in 1986 by Ghibli Studio. jp.fotolia.com/ Located at an altitude of 353.7 meters above sea level, in the Wadayamacho District of Asago,…

Get lost in Nagoya: castles, shrines, museums and more!

Author’s photo Nagoya is one of the Japanese largest cities. Located in the center of Honshu, it is a transportation hub, servicing tourists and commuters to and from Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto and just about every other famous city on the island. Though many foreigners fly into Tokyo’s Narita and Osaka’s Kansai airports, Nagoya is also…

Summer in Izu Peninsula

Spring is here and before we know it will be over soon. Then we will be greeted with the heat of Summer. As the heat rises, Izu Peninsula awakens. It is the time for Izu Peninsula to open welcome visitors, not just around Japan, but all over the world. One of Shizuoka’s shining glory is…

Visit the ruins of Sky Floating Castle from 15th century!

Locally referred to as the “Machu Pichu” of Japan, this astounding castle was built at 353 meter altitude and can be seen surrounded by the sea of clouds; that’s why it is also called the castle in the sky. Takeda Castle: The Castle in the Sky jp.fotolia.com/ We strongly recommend you to visit the ruins…

Why Nagoya? Why Not!

When traveling somewhere, people will usually choose the famous touristic cities / places. They will go to Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, then Hokkaido when they visit Japan. This is not a surprise as those cities offer various places to visit, as well as beauty, comfort, and shopping. But to give you more information that not really…

Nagoya Castle’s beauty and elegance are beyond description.

On winter One can almost inhale the beauty and elegance of Japanese tradition by visiting in Nagoya on a winter day. The shining white of Nagoya Castle blends with the striking, yet brief blanket of snow in the same way that the soul unites with the body; a surprising image of art communicated through mist…