Miyamoto Musashi

Are You a Fan of the Vagabond Manga? Take Miyamoto Musashi’s Journey!

From the same brilliant mind that produced Slam Dunk, Vagabond is a manga written and drawn by Takehiko Inoue from Kagoshima prefecture. The story is based on a real and very legendary figure in the art of the sword; Miyamoto Musashi. This is a list of places that the ronin journeyed to in his quest…

Learn About One of Japan’s Greatest Samurai of All Time, Sasaki Kojiro!

Having a history tied to samurais, shoguns, ronin and ninjas, it comes as no surprise why there are so many castle towns in Japan. One of these is located in Yamaguchi Prefecture known as Iwakuni. It has quite a history concerning battles and sword fighting. One prominent Japanese swordsman was Sasaki Kojiro. He was considered…

Explore Kumamoto: Visit the Reigando Cave

While tourist attractions within a metro area are easily reached and convenient for travellers, if you don’t mind making an effort to travel out of the city centre, you are often rewarded with amazing locations and little-visited spots. This is how is in Kumamoto, where a mere stone-throw from the city is a top tourist…