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 …
Kinkaku-ji, Golden Pavilion
Kinkaku-ji, meaning Temple of the Golden Pavilion, is one of the most well known attractions in Kyoto. The three story pavilion has it’s two top floors covered in gold leaf. The building is located in a beautiful zen-style Japanese garden. The complex dates back to the late 1300’s.
Osaka Castle plays a central role in the history of the unified Japan. This beautiful castle is definitely worth a visit, both for it’s beauty, historic importance and scenic views.
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.
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 …