Revered as Japan's Grand Master of Buddhism, the Kobo Daishi brought Shingon Buddhism to the country in the 800s. His mausoleum, the Oko-in, is at Koyasan, one of Japan's most sacred mountains.
This article is about my trip to Sapporo and Chitose and some excellent reasons for visiting the area.
Rumors and stereotypes abound about the island nation of Japan. To cut through all the misinformation out there, here are a 5 tips for that initial social contact I have compiled for the prospective visitor. This...
In this Hub I would like to tell you from experience what are the good things and bad things about living in Japan. Please note I am doing so from my own experience, as a Belgian in my 20s. Other people might have...
Japan is the world leader in Technology. If there is something new springs up in electronics or automotive technology, then it is certainly originating from Japan only. Such is the speed and energy Japan has. Japan...
Traveling alone in Japan provides much more flexibility than a tour group, you get to see what you want to see, for as long as you want!
In structure the Japanese archipelago can be regarded as the higher portions of several largely volcanic mountain ranges, which rise from the floor of the Pacific Ocean and form a portion of the circum-Pacific
The Akame Shijuhachi Taki is one of the best experiences in Kansai Japan that isn't swarming with tourists. Why is that? What makes it so great? Is it worth the trip?
Every December crowds gather in Kobe as it holds its last festival of the year: the Luminarie. For eleven days straight, over 200,000 colorful lights bring cheer to visitors and residents alike.
The timeless kimono is Japan's oldest and most uniquely Japanese style of clothing. I discuss the parts of the kimono, things usually worn with it, and other forms of traditional Japanese dress.