Hiroshima Castle

Specialities History - While many Japanese castles share similar architectural designs, Hiroshima Castle has every imaginable feature associated with a medieval fortress: a ...

Tsushima

Specialities History - Head to a unique Japanese island that’s physically closer to South Korea than it is to Japan and you’ll find yourself on Tsushima. In fact,...

Goto Islands

Specialities History - The Goto Islands, referred to as simply Goto or the Gotos by Nagasaki’s foreign population, consist of five main islands set atop the East China...

Tokugawa Garden

Specialities History - The Tokugawa Garden may slip through the net for many tourists to Nagoya but don’t exclude this haven for wildlife and Japan’s seasonal bloom show...

Kitamoto

Specialities History - Although today Kitamoto is an unassuming commuter city, signs of its history as a post station on the old Nakasendo, a route from the Edo period...

Nikko Toshogu Shrine

Specialities History - This elaborate shrine complex reached full completion in 1636 and is the final resting place of the founder and first shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate...

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park

Specialities History - Located in downtown Hiroshima, the Peace Memorial Park is a place for remembrance - commemorating the city and the nearly 140,000 victims lost to the....

Sakitama Kofun Park

Specialities History - "Kofun" is the Japanese word for an ancient burial mound, which Sakitama Kofun Park has aplenty. Entering into the park with no prior knowledge, the.....

The Hundred Caves of Yoshimi

Specialities History - Though they're called the hundred caves of Yoshimi, there are actually 219 of them in this little town in Saitama. In folklore, it was thought...

Odawara

Specialities History - Odawara is an often overlooked gateway to nature and history. Tourists looking for castles or towns rich in Japanese traditional culture often opt for...

Toyama Memorial Museum

Specialities History - The Toyama Memorial Museum is a collection of buildings founded by prominent businessman Gen-ichi Toyama as a home for his mother. Reconstructed from ...

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