Thanks to its remote location Kanazawa, throughout its history, has avoided damage from many disasters such as war which happily has left much of the architecture and culture intact. It’s known for not only well-preserved Edo-era districts, art museums, and regional handicrafts, and most well known as home to the stunningly beautiful Kenroku-en Garden but also as a city of high culture.
Around 130 million people speak Japanese; it is the ninth most widely spoken language in the world. Outside Japan itself, there may be as many as 5 million people who speak Japanese with some degree of fluency – predominantly descendants of Japanese emigrants in Hawaii, Brazil, and other parts of the Americas. It is a […]
Hida-Takayama is best known for the preserved Edo period (1603-1868) section of town known as ‘Sannomachi’, and for Hida Folf Village, its feudal age village. The town and its culture, as they exist today, took shape at the end of the 16th century
Kyōto is simply a must. It is the ”Thousand Year Capital” and was indeed capital from 794 to 1868. Originally it was founded as Heian-kyo (“Capital of Peace and Tranquility”) by the emperor, and it was built as a scale replica of the then capital of the Tang empire, Chang’an (modern-day Xian). Though it was […]
Tokyo is the brash somewhat dazzling frontline of any visit to Japan. The list of things to do in the capital is not quite endless but it’s close to. Here is a list that should cover a couple of days of The Best Things to Do in Tokyo:
Japan is a country of finely developed esthetic, cultural tradition that like a good wine seems to improve with time.tradition, but also its on the cutting edge of technology. In the next couple of weeks look forward to my coming post The Best Places to Visit in Japan. Lots of great information COMING SOON!! Or […]