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5 most important Shrines and Temples of Nagoya

1. Atsuta shrine Author’s photo This is one of the most famous and important Shinto shrines in Nagoya. Atsuta shrine is said to be the second most important shrine of all Japan and is devoted to Amaterasu, the Goddess of Sun. This shrine is believed to be the home of a famous imperial sword called…

Spiritual Buddhist Monk Experience in Wakayama!

Buddhism is a large part of Japanese history, the customs and ideals of Buddhism capture the hearts of those visiting Japan. Temples are often a “must see” for people coming to Japan, but if you want a more immersive experience why not stay at a monastery and experience the daily life on a modern Buddhist…

Zen Experience: Live like a Monk for a few days!

If it has been your 4th or 5th trip to Japan, business hotels get too clinical and ryokans (traditional Japanese inns) get too common. What is a seasoned traveller to do? One option that is getting popular is temple lodging, or shukubo, where you get to experience zen living for your stay in Japan. Mount…

Temple Hopping in Japan!

It’s oh so nice to go traveling! Traveling is a way to expand our imagination and zest for life. It is always exciting to visit a new country. Learn about its people, its history, its culture and go shopping too. Visiting a new place let me see what is possible. I am always enriched by…

Mount Fuji up close!

We are all familiar with the beautiful photos of Mount Fuji from a distance, or even photos of the sunrise from Mount Fuji, however, you don’t often see pictures of the mountain itself. Being on Mount Fuji, whether you are hiking or have driven up, is spectacular. The rich variety of plants and climates on…

3 Most Amazing Things about Japan

It is no secret among my friends that I love Japan! Sometimes people ask me why it is that I love visiting Japan so much, and it is something I have been wondering too. Here are a few things which amaze me about Japan, you may be amazed too! 1. Juxtaposition If you ask anybody…

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…

Explore Kumamoto: Honmyoji Temple

One of the things I like best about Kumamoto is that you are never far from a potential outing. Kumamoto is littered with beautiful old buildings, hidden away temples, scenic spots and idyllic areas to walk in. For today’s outing, we headed over to Honmyoji Park. Greeted by an impressive white torii, we walked down…

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,…

5 Reasons to Make Japan your Next Travel Destination

Known as “the land of the rising sun”, Japan never stops progressing. It always surprises people with their unique culutural heritage and traditions. Japan has always had what it takes to draw in the visitors from all over the world. Their creative mix of antiquity and artistic culture are already enough to blow your mind.…