Hamarikyu Gardens (Hama-rikyū) is a tranquil park in central Tokyo. The park is located near the old Tsujiki fish market and right next to the river. Hamarikyu Gardens feels quite special – pretty much anywhere in the park, you see the modern “forest” of high rise buildings surrounding the area.
Senso-ji (Sensō-ji), widely known as Asakusa Kannon Temple, is Tokyo’s oldest buddhist temple. Located in Asakusa, one of Tokyo’s most lively and busy districts, Senso-ji is one of the most visited spiritual sites in the world. This bright and colorful temple attracts so many people from all over the world that at times it’s even hard …
Hiking Sakurajima is a great way to explore the volcanic island. You get a much better sense of the rough nature, and the life the locals live on this ex-island. In this post I share my experience hiking on Sakurajima. My experience hiking on Sakurajima
Sakurajima is an active volcano located in southern Japan. During an eruption in 1914 Sakurajima was transformed from an island to a peninsula. The volcano is one of the most active in Japan, and is a local attraction.
In this post I explain in detail how to get to the volcanic island of Sakurajima in Kyushu. If you want to read more about Sakurajima then head over to my detailed Sakurajima post. In this post I will only cover the transport. Sakurajima island is a peninsula despite it’s name. The peninsula can be accessed …
Tokyo tower is a transmission tower located in central Tokyo. The tower, which is one of Tokyo’s most famous landmarks, has two observation decks which are accessible to the public against an entry fee.
Hachiko (ハチ公) was a dog of the Akita breed, living from 1923 – 1935. The dog is famed for his loyalty to his master Ueno – even after Ueno’s death. A loyalty so strong that it has been the school example of loyalty in Japanese culture for nearly 90 years.
The town of Arita in Saga, Kyushu is famous throughout the world for its pottery. Arita was the first place in Japan where porcelain was produced in the 1600’s and today the town still lives strong on its history and reputation of fine pottery.
Canal City Hakata is a huge shopping, dining and entertainment complex in Fukuoka. With around 250 shops and restaurants, cinema, theater, hotels and a half hourly water and light show, Canal City truly is a city in the city, like they brand it. The enormous shopping mall that is Canal City Hakata was built in …
Suizenji Jojuen is a beautiful Japanese landscape garden located in Kumamoto, Kyushu. The garden, which is modeled over the 53 post stations of the historic Tokaido road, has a miniature replica of Mount Fuji amongst its attractions.