The Former Japanese Navy Headquarters

Kaigungo, known as the “Former Japanese Navy Headquarters” is the underground air-raid shelters and headquarters used by the Japanese Navy during the Battle of Okinawa in the second world war. The facilities are open for visitors today, as part of a museum with the same name. Book Activities in Okinawa Hotels in Okinawa Car Rental Okinawa  Visiting …

Okinawa Tropical Dream Center. © Touristinjapan.com

Okinawa Tropical Dream Center

The Okinawa Tropical Dream Center is a botanical garden for exotic plants. The center has three huge green houses, and a vast outdoor area. The primary attraction is the large collection of more than 2000 exotic orchids. The outdoor area includes an observation tower where one can see the entire park and the ocean just …

Main gate at Fudo-in Temple, Hiroshima. © touristinjapan.com

Futabanosato Walking Trail

The Futabanosato trail is a historic 10km walking trail in Hiroshima.  Hiroshima is mostly associated with the atomic bombing which happened on August 6 1945. The history of the horrors which happened here rightfully occupies a lot of the city’s museums, parks and monuments. Today Hiroshima consists primarily of modern buildings as very few buildings …

Miyajima History and Folklore Museum. © touristinjapan.com

Miyajima History and Folklore Museum

Miyajima History and Folklore Museum introduces visitors to the history of Miyajima, with it’s main focus being on the edo-period (1603-1868). The museum, which is housed in a classic 1800’s house, is centered around a nice garden. There are many interesting objects on display which relate to the history of the sacred island. For centuries, …