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 …

Kanazawa Itinerary. © touristinjapan.com

Kanazawa 2-day itinerary

Kanazawa in Ishikawa Prefecture is, with a population of around 466’000 not one of Japans largest cities. However in recent years Kanazawa has become increasingly popular among tourists. The increasing tourism is mainly attributed to the city’s long history and it’s well preserved edo-period temple and entertainment districts. The city boasts not less than 3 …

Kanazawa Itinerary. © touristinjapan.com

Kanazawa 1-day itinerary

Kanazawa in Ishikawa Prefecture is, with a population of around 466’000 not one of Japans largest cities. However in recent years Kanazawa has become increasingly popular among tourists. The increasing tourism is mainly attributed to the city’s long history and it’s well preserved edo-period temple and entertainment districts. The city boasts not less than 3 …

Nagamachi District, Kanazawa. © touristinjapan.com

Nagamachi District, Kanazawa

The Nagamachi District in Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, is a historic area where many Samurai families had their residence in the edo-period. The area is well known for its authentic atmosphere, and well preserved streets with canals, narrow stone paths and earthen walls which surround many of the properties. Some of the old residences, like the …

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, …

Kazue-Machi Chaya District, Kanazawa. Photo by Fabian Reus. CC BY-SA 2.0.

Kazue-machi Chaya District

Kazue-machi Chaya District in Kanazawa, is one of the city’s three traditional entertainment districts, and the second-largest of them. In this historic area, right next to Asanogawa bridge, one finds beautiful, old edo-period buildings, lined up along the Asano River. Kanazawa is rich on traditional Japanese culture. This also shows in the number of old entertainment districts. …