Nanzo-in Temple near Fukuoka, Kyushu is best known for it’s gigantic reclining Buddha statue. The statue is said to be the largest bronze statue in the world. The temple itself does however have a very interesting history, which is worth telling.
Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine near Fukuoka is a beautiful and very popular Shinto shrine. The shrine, which is dedicated to the scholar and politician Michizane (Tenjin) who lived over a thousand years ago, is very popular amongst students as a place to pray for luck in studies. In this post I talk about my visit to …
In this post I describe some options for how you get to Dazaifu Tenmangu shrine. There are a couple of ways make this trip. Head over to my post about Dazaifu to read more about the shrine.
Strawberry picking in Japan has become an attraction. In this post I talk a bit about Japans obsession with strawberries and my own experience at a Japanese self pick strawberry farm.
Fukuoka Tower is a 234 meter (768ft) tall tower on the west side of central Fukuoka city. It’s a tower which works only as an observation deck for tourists.
Hakata Port Tower is a radio tower in Fukuoka with a free observation deck. Strangely Hakata Port Tower is little known and not well visited as Fukuoka Tower runs with most of the visitors despite lines and entry cost. In this post I will show you Hakata Port Tower which is one of my favorite …
Japan Rail Pass (Click here to buy JR Pass) is one of the best deals you can get your hands on if you are going to visit Japan. In this post I will explain why JR Pass is so good, how to choose the right one, and how to order it. Buy Japan Rail Pass
Tokyo doesn’t lack observation decks and platforms. There are many popular places where you can have a look at Tokyo from above, but did you know that you actually don’t need to pay to get a good view down on the city?
In Tokyos “nerd paradise”, the shopping center Nakano Broadway, you can have a gigantic 8 flavor ice cream. Not only is it huge, but it has 8 different tastes and colors.
Himeji Castle, also called “White Heron Castle”, is the most visited castle in Japan. In 2015 Himeji Castle was visited by almost 3 million people. That is a really impressive number of visitors. So after seeing a few photos online we didn’t hesitate to get of our Shinkansen train in Himeji, when we were transferring …