Tagged: Japan

Itsukushima Shrine (厳島神社 Itsukushima-jinja) Miyajima, Hatsukaichi City, Hiroshima Pref., Japan 0

Miyajima: Floating Torii of Itsukushima Shrine

You’ve seen this iconic image in other media, but you don’t know it by name. This is the centuries-old Itsukushima Shrine (厳島神社, Itsukushima Jinja), located in Itsukushima Island (popularly known as Miyajima) in the city of Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima Prefecture. The...

Hiroshima, Japan 1

Hiroshima: Top 10 Things To Do

It is said that the first settlers of what was now Hiroshima came during the 6th or 7th centuries. In 1589, it started to prosper under the feudal lord Mori Terumoto, who foresaw the castle’s construction and gave the city...

Hiroshima Peace Memorial 原爆ドーム Genbaku Dōmu, Hiroshima, Japan 3

Hiroshima: Atomic Bomb Dome, A Haunting Monument

Being a part of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, this is the preserved ruins of the building in the aftermath of the Atomic bombings of August 6, 1945. This building, formerly known as the Hiroshima Prefectural Industrial Promotion Hall, was...

Jogashima 城ヶ島, Kanagawa, Japan 0

Kanagawa: Day Trip to Jogashima Island

Contributed by TupangGala Tina, Rose and Kim If you want to escape the hustle and bustle of the metropolitan and miss the stunning blue of the sea and the calming lull of the waves, Jogashima (城ヶ島), a small island south...

Edo Castle (江戸城 Edo-jō) Tokyo, Japan, History, Japanese 1

Tokyo: Edo Castle AKA Tokyo Castle (江戸城)

A visit to a Japanese city is not complete without visiting its landmark castle. A visit to these Shogunate-era structures are among the favorite activities of the flock. And to our excitement, we learned that the Japanese capital, Tokyo, has...

Tokyo Skytree, Tokyo, Japan 1

Tokyo: Towering Tokyo Skytree

One of the most famous tourist attractions of any city is their tallest structures. In Tokyo, its tallest structure is the Tokyo Sky Tree (東京スカイツリー), towering at 630 meters above ground. It is also the second tallest structure in the...

Zojoji Temple, Tokyo Tower, Minato, Japan 0

Tokyo: Zojoji Temple and Tokyo Tower

In the Minato ward of Tokyo are two sites worth visiting: the Zojoji Temple and the Tokyo Tower. These two sites, respectively representing the traditional and a more modern side of Japan, are located adjacent to each other, so you...

NHK Headquarters in Shibuya, Tokyo (NHK Studio Park, Tokyo, Japan) 1

Tokyo: NHK Studio Park

The Japanese Broadcasting Corporation, known as Nippon Hōsō Kyōkai (NHK, 日本放送協会), is the national public broadcaster of Japan. It has been in existence since 1924, with regular television broadcasts beginning in 1953. We have a couple of friends working in...

(Odaiba, Tokyo) 0

Tokyo: Wandering Around Odaiba Waterfront

Odaiba (お台場) is known as one of the popular places for shopping, dining, and entertainment in Tokyo. Whether tourist or local, both are very fond of this artificial island found at Tokyo Bay because of the many attractions and date...