Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, Entrance. © touristinjapan.com

Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum

Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, located in Nagasaki City, is a museum dedicated to remembering the traumatic day in 1945, when the United States dropped the atomic bomb on Nagasaki. The museum displays artifacts from the bombing, and explains the events leading up to the bombing. The museum has numerous photos of Nagasaki before the bombing, …

Ichijōdani Asakura Clan Historic Ruins. © touristinjapan.com

Ichijōdani Asakura Clan Historic Ruins

Ichijōdani Asakura Clan Historic Ruins in Fukui Prefecture are the remains of the once big and prosperous Ichijōdani castle town. The town, which was once populated by as much as 10’000 people, was completely destroyed during the 1573 Siege of Ichijōdani Castle. Today, a 200 meter stretch of the ruins have been reconstructed with walls …

Nago Pineapple Park, Okinawa. © touristinjapan.com

Nago Pineapple Park

Nago Pineapple Park in Okinawa is a pineapple farm and theme park, mainly aimed at families and couples. The park features a small pineapple themed train, and self-driving pineapple carts which take visitors around the large greenhouse filled with exotic plants, including many pineapple species. There is a pineapple theme song, which is highly catchy, …

Ninja-dera, Ninja temple, Kanazawa. Photo by Oren Rozen. CC BY-SA 4.0.

Myōryū-ji (Ninja-temple), Kanazawa

Myōryū-ji, better known as Ninja-dera (ninja temple), is a buddhist temple located in the Teramachi temple district in Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture. Ninja-dera is known for it’s large amount of embedded traps, secret doors and rooms, fake ceilings, optical illusions and it’s 23 rooms being interconnected almost like a maze making it near impossible to navigate …

Nomura-ke samurai residence, Kanazawa © touristinajapan.com.

Nomura-ke Samurai Residence

Nomura-ke Samurai Residence is a beautiful, old villa which belonged to the Nomura samurai family. The property, which is located in the historic Nagamachi samurai district in Kanazawa, has a stunning viewing garden, a tea house with a garden view, and a museum displaying artifacts from the Nomura family. It is a unique opportunity to …