Edo

Experience the Ancient Japan in Edo Wonderland!

The Edo Era in Japan was characterized by economic growth, strict rules, isolation from foreign policies, popularity of art and culture and sustainable forest management. It was also a period for Japan’s progress in advanced studies as well as the cultivation of interest in religion and leisure. Japan was considered to be in its greatest…

Step Out of Busy Tokyo Life and Into an Edo Style Onsen Oasis

Tokyo is an amazing city but it can be rather hectic and if all the rushing around and the stresses of modern Tokyo life are getting you down, there’s a great way to step back in time and relax! If you take a ride on the monorail out to Odaiba, you can spend a day…

Nihonbashi Art Aquarium: perfect escape during hot summer months!

The art aquarium (aka Eco Edo Nihonbashi Art Aquarium) has been thrilling audiences since opening its doors back in 2011. Perfectly situated in Nihonbashi an area steeped in Japanese tradition especially during the Edo /Meiji era. One can see this in its myriad of displays around the museum. There are more than 5000 goldfishes in…

A Brief History of Tokyo

We all know Tokyo as the well of culture, entertainment, shopping and maybe a dash of craziness. While we gaze in amazement and enjoy the endless things we can do there to have fun, we also should dive into the fascinating past of one of the most famous cities in the world. 〜1869 Tokyo was…

Experience Japanese Culture in Depth at Takayama

Takayama The city of Takayama is located in Gifu area, Central Japan. This city is surrounded by beautiful nature of Japanese Northern Alps. Takayama or often called Hida Takayama, preserves the traditional culture of Japan (mixed Edo and Kyoto cultures). One of the most popular attractions in this city is its historical old town. Best…

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…