Hiroshima is the principal city of the Chugoku Region and home to around a million people. The city however became known worldwide at 8:15am on Monday 6 August 1945 when the first atomic… Continue reading
Osaka Castle – the scene of many of Japan’s most important and defining events. The second largest city outside of Tokyo in Japan.
The Deer of Nara are certainly a famous image – as is the Toidaiji Temple. A great easy day trip from Kyoto or Osaka.
There is so much to see in Kyoto, with almost 2,000 temples you won’t see it all.
With over 1,600 temples in Kyoto you are not going to see them all. There is so much to cover but the best thing is to just get out there and amongst it. Don’t have a shopping list of “selfies” – just enjoy spending time in the town and see what you see.
Kyoto once served as the capital of Japan and the emperor’s residence from 794 to 1868. It is one of the top ten largest cities in Japan and blends modern with ancient around every corner.
Raceday at the 2015 Japanese Grand Prix, held at the Suzuka International Circuit about an hour outside of Nagoya.
Following a wet day yesterday, we had our fingers crossed that Saturday would bring better weather. The Japanese Grand Prix is a great event to attend if you are in Japan, even for the non-sporting fan.
Takayama in Japan’s Gifu Prefecture. Set in the mountains it retains a magical piece of history with preserved streets and buildings dating from the Edo Period.
During the Edo Period, Kanazawa served as the seat of the second most powerful feudal clan, the Maeda Clan. Today, Kanazawa remains an important city in its region and serves as the capital of Ishikawa Prefecture.