Tokyo Imperial Palace

Specialities Parks & Gardens - On the 23rd December, in the return up to Christmas, Japan celebrates the Emperor’s Birthday. Crowds flock from Tokyo Station to the Imperial Palace w...

Takamori Senbonzakura (Sakura Road)

Specialities Parks & Gardens - Nestled away in the soaring mountains of Aso, Takamori Senbonzakura is a hidden spot for locals to congregate and enjoy the fleeting cherry blossom or...

National Theatre of Japan

Specialities Traditional - Noh and Kabuki might not do it for everyone, but whether you’re an avid theatre geek or a complete novice, the National Theatre provides an...

Ueno

Specialities Parks & Gardens - Forget Stacey’s mom, Ueno has got it going on. Like cherry blossoms and temple ruins? Head on down to Ueno Park. Can’t get enough of...

Sun Messe Nichinan

Specialities Parks & Gardens - A nod to the famous Moai of Easter Island, the Sun Messe statues are the only replicas allowed to be made of the originals in...

Gyoda Ancient Lotus Park

Specialities Parks & Gardens - Imagine stumbling upon something that has been dead for over a millennium and bringing it back to life, and you'll have an idea of what...

Tokugawa Garden

Specialities Parks & Gardens - 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...

Saitama Craft Center

Specialities Traditional - "Like this," says a man as he shakes a wooden frame with steady, even strokes. The water drains out from the bottom, leaving a thin...

Omiya Bonsai Village

Specialities Parks & Gardens - Picture the scene: an old man tends to a bonsai tree and cheerfully talks about how it came to him. He must be over seventy...

Kaho Gekijou Kabuki Theater

Specialities Traditional - Situated in Iizuka in the idyllic rural region of Chikuho, Fukuoka Prefecture, the Kaho Gekijo Kabuki Theatre offers authentic kabuki performances thr...

Sakitama Kofun Park

Specialities Parks & Gardens - "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.....

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