Category: Japan


Pure Water Temple

The Kiyomizu-dera Temple (Pure Water Temple) is one of the oldest and most beautiful temples in Japan, dating back to 780 AD. It is named after the crystal clear water […]

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Fushimi Inari Taisha

Kyoto is well-known for the abundance of temples and shrines throughout the city. The most famous shrine in Kyoto is the Fushimi Inari Taisha. The Fushimi Inari is an important […]

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Imperial Palace Kyoto

In 1868, the seat of the Japanese Empire and capital were moved from Kyoto to Tokyo. Before that, the Japanese Imperial Family lived in the Imperial Palace in Kyoto. The […]

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Philosopher’s Path

If you’re looking to stretch your legs and while exploring Kyoto, try the Philosopher’s Path! This beautiful stone path runs for 2 kilometers in the north of Kyoto. It is […]

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Arashiyama

On the west side of Kyoto along the Arashiyama Mountains lies the district of Arashiyama. You can reach Arashiyama in 30 minutes from the center of Kyoto by public transport. […]

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Odaiba

During the Edo period, the Japanese built many fortified islands in the bay of Tokyo to protect the city. Most of those small islands merged into larger islands through the […]

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Tsukiji Market

The Tsukiji Market in Tokyo is a must-visit for anyone interested in Japanese cuisine. The market encompasses a few blocks adjacent to the Tsukiji Wholesale Market. The daily fish market […]

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Imperial Palace

The seat of the Emperor of Japan moved from Kyoto to Tokyo in 1868. The construction of the new Imperial Palace in Tokyo was completed in 1888 on the location […]

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Meiji Jingu Shrine

The Meiji Jingu shrine is one of the most important places of worship in Tokyo. The Shrine was dedicated to Emperor Meiji, the first emperor and his wife, Empress Shoken. […]

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Tokyo Tower

Tokyo Tower might not be as high as the Tokyo Skytree, but it is equally impressive. It is a similar self-supported steel structure as the Eiffel Tower, but 13 meters […]

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