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Ginza Shopping District With its neon lights, towering department stores, and nightclubs, the Ginza Shopping District is a chic, cosmopolitan adventure. You can catch a live Kabuki show, check ...
Known as the cradle of Japan's cultural heritage, Kyoto was Japan's capital. Today it's the country's seventh largest city, thoroughly modern while remaining Japan's most traditional city. Get to ...
Written by Emma, Australia, March 2012
The highlight in Japan
in April has to be the visually stunning Takayama Festival (April
14-15) with its colorful, musical parade that features floats from the
Edo Period. Read on for more ...
Written by Emma, Australia, October 2011
As the last of the summer heat begin to wane, Japan ’s
foliage undergoes its dramatic seasonal transformation. Through late
November, a carpet of color spreads from the northern island of ...
Written by Emma, Australia, November 2012
Christmas in Japan is unlike any Christmas you might have experienced growing up in the West. Japanese people, while tolerant of all religions, are predominately Shinto or Buddhist in their beliefs ...
In 1945 Hiroshima was hit with an atomic bomb. The remnance of this is still there today in a small park a few mins from the city centre. As it is a huge tourist destination it was easy to find by ...
Tokyo = Shopping and Night life
Osaka = Best food yummmm! (if you cant read japanese dont worry every restaurant has a fake model figure of each dish thatlooks real, but just point to it in the ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, June 2012
Attendance at one or more of the many cultural and religious events and festivals that take place in Japan
throughout the year can make your visit to the country particularly
memorable. The ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, May 2012
Travel in Japan
is considerably enriched by attending one or more of the many cultural
and religious events and festivals that take place throughout the year.
The following is a sampling of ...
Written by Emma, Australia, September 2011
Kyoto has so many
fabulous sights that deciding what to see can be quite overwhelming!
While there are many wonderful temples, you’ll quickly become
‘templed-out’ if you try to see too many of ...
Written by Lydia, February 2013
As far as languages go, Japanese falls somewhere in the middle. It’s easier than languages like Chinese and Arabic, with simple and straightforward rules, but a little less familiar than Romance ...
Written by Emma, Australia, December 2011
Less than an hour from Kyoto and Osaka lies Japan ’s first permanent capital Nara. Home to the country’s oldest and largest temples, Nara is bursting with ancient monasteries, Zen gardens and ...
Written by Lydia, December 2012
Unlike the rest of Asia, where the lunar New Year is the most important holiday, in Japan
New Year’s Day on the Gregorian calendar reigns supreme. While the
Japanese celebrate the New Year on ...
Written by Lydia, January 2013
With reliable snowfall and some of the best powder conditions in the world, Japan
has earned a spot in the list of top skiing destinations. When you’re
not carving your way down a mountain, ...
Written by Emma, Australia, June 2012
The Gion Matsuri is a famous festival that is said to mark the beginning of summer in Japan . Held in Kyoto ,
the country’s ancient capital since 869 AD, the Gion Matsuri is steeped
in ritual ...
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