Japanese garden

Experience the Gardens at the Adachi Museum of Art

Although the name might imply that it is only an art museum, Adachi Museum of Art (足立美術館) is definitely not any ordinary art museum. It has more to offer than meets the eye. In fact, Adachi Museum of Art is widely known for its beautiful Japanese garden, winning the “Best Garden Award” annually since 2003.…

The 3 Most Majestic Temple Gardens in Kyoto

It’s no surprise that in these days, people tend to have less time for personal pleasures and hobbies such as gardening. Gardens can provide stress relief with the relaxing qualities they possess. Some gardens in Japan even include Zen-influenced principles of design such as simplicity (Kanso), basics (Kiso) or naturalness (Shizen). Let’s take a closer…

The History and Beauty of Adachi Museum of Art

Everyone knows that there are various styles of art. However, very few people know how to appreciate art’s beauty and emotional power as well as the story behind it. If you’re a passionate artist or, simply, have an appreciation for art, then you will be fascinated to learn about Japan’s Adachi Museum of Art from…

Be Mesmerized by the Beauty of the Rikugien Garden

Japan is very rich in nature with colorful trees everywhere especially during the season of Autumn, as Japan gives the utmost importance to nature. Many visitors to Japan sometimes limit their sightseeing specifically to man-made structures such as the Tokyo Skytree or Tokyo Tower. There are tons of places to visit in Tokyo, and one…

Shinjuku Gyoen: amazing green escape!

Tokyo is known to be one of the most crowded cities in the world, however, it is also known for its huge and beautiful parks and gardens, just in the middle of the city. While visiting great shopping places within Tokyo huge skyscrapers and buildings, you can easily take a break from the noise and…

Suizenji Park −The Treasure of Kumamoto

If you find yourself in Kumamoto, high up on your to-do list will be a visit to Suizenji Koen (水前寺公園 Suizenji Park). There are many visitors to the park every year and it’s well-known for its beauty and traditional style. Author’s photo At the entrance to the park you can purchase ikinari dango いきなりだんご –…

5 of the ancient Japanese building techniques that are still used in modern houses!

Though Japanese unique architecture such as castles and shrines are already known all over the world, the ordinary houses also have remarkable characteristics. This is because architectural technology has been developed in its own way in order to satisfy people’s lifestyle needs in Japan, where the weather changes greatly depending on the season and earthquakes…

See the best of Tokyo in 3 hours: the guide for busy people

Maybe there will be a chance for you to visit Tokyo for a particular purpose. But because you are busy and only have very little time to go around the city, you cannot spend much time sightseeing. But don’t worry, because even with very little time you still can get the most out of amazing…

Happoen Garden, the hidden ambience of Tokyo

Japan is a country of nature. It has plenty of beautiful landscapes that are worth discovering. It is said that Japan is the runaway place for those who want to unwind with the help of nature. Why? Well, here is one of the thousands of reasons why. Happoen Garden Happo-en (which means a garden beautiful…

3 Famous Plants and Flowers in Japan, and Where You Can Find Them!

When someone thinks of famous Japanese flowers and plants, perhaps the two things that will probably spring to mind are Sakura (cherry blossoms) and bonsai trees. These two things have become synonymous with Japan, and are famous around the world. However, due to a great climate for plants and flowers throughout Japan, there are many…