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Senso-ji Temple: The Forefront of History in Asakusa, Tokyo

Senso-ji is the oldest temple in all of Tokyo and home to the most popular matsuri of the year: Sanja Matsuri. The founding of the Senso-ji temple has a rich story and really makes visiting this location even the more special. Interesting right next to the Senso-ji temple is Asakusa Shrine, which is a Shinto…

The Flower Lovers’ Guide to Japan

When you are travelling around the world and more specifically in Japan, it is always interesting to find places where you can contemplate the beauty of various flowers. Indeed, lover or not, you might be amazed by the colorfulness and the scent of such places. Furthermore, you’ll find all sorts of flowers from amusing to…

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,…

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.…

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…

Shrine vs. Temple, telling them apart is easy!

I have always been confused as how to differentiate between a shrine and a temple. It took me few years before I was finally fully able to distinguish them. When my friends and family were coming to visit me in Japan, they would ask me the same questions. So, let me summarise the differences that…

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…

Hidden Gem in Osaka Part 3: Imamiya Ebisu Shrine

Related article: Hidden Gems in Osaka Part 1 : Namba Yasaka Shrine Related article: Hidden Gems in Osaka Part 2 : Okuninushi Shrine Shikitsumatsunomiya The next stop on our journey through Osaka highlights an attraction that is arguably hidden yet undoubtedly a gem within the heart of Osaka’s bustling main district. Imamiya Ebisu shrine Author’s…

Discover Everyday Japan: Truly a Place of Beauty

What is your plan? If you are planning a trip to Japan or even if you are there, you are probably planning and visiting a lot of famous landmarks and popular tourist spots, as well as perhaps exploring “off the beaten track”. Alongside all the beautiful shrines, landscapes and buildings, Japan can also be enchanting.…

3 Reasons To Visit Kyoto

Have you decided which place to go to on your first trip to Japan? Read the three reason why Kyoto is the best place for all the first-timers and make sure to reserve your trip right away! 1. Home of 17 Unesco Heritage Sites Kyoto has 14 Unesco Heritage Sites and it’s located nearby cities…