Tamozawa Imperial Villa is a beautifully restored mansion, used by the imperial family. As the only surviving Imperial residence from the Meiji villa, it should not be missed when visiting Nikko.
Shinkansen is what the Japanese call their bullet trains. Japan was the first country to develope bullet trains and they have now become a symbol of post war Japan. The Shinkansen runs up and down the length of the country and has stations at all...
A fairly comprehensive guide that teaches you the manners and customs of being a guest in someone's house in Japan.
Japan has such a great infrastructure in transport management and it spends a lot on this section as well. There are four major transport systems in Japan. They are the Rail Transportation, Road transportation, Air transportation and Marine...
Fascinating contradictions make for a fascinating country. Modern Japanese civilization is quite the eye opener for those of us who think we've seen it all.
On the 3rd Saturday of every August, Kawanishi and Ikeda gather at the banks of the Inagawa River for a night of summer festivities and fireworks. Will the weekend's rain and thunder ruin the event?
Musashino Art Library is a must see for architecture lovers, and it's an extremely recommendable visit for anyone who has an appreciation for aesthetics with purpose.
Arashiyama is just outside Kyoto, and is home to one of Japan's most beautiful towns. An account of a day out in this beautiful area.
The onsen experience is the best thing about Japan. You have to come here to enjoy it. Now before you get started with the pitchforks and torches, keep reading and you'll see what I mean.
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.