The most famous and splendid temple in Japan: Kinkaku-ji

The most famous and splendid temple in Japan: Kinkaku-ji

It must be Kinkaku-ji temple if you thought what a temple is in Japan. Once you go here, you are in a huge crowd, then you might feel discomfort. So, I want to write a way of appreciating calm Kinkaku-ji. Firstly, I suggest trying to experience Syakyo, copying of a sutra by hand. The building for […]

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Coming to Japan

Coming to Japan

This summer, it will have been 10 years since I came to Japan. I didn’t really have any particularly special connection to this country before coming here, but, somehow, I ended up on this side of the world and stayed! I have forgotten most of the thoughts and feelings I had when I first came […]

Aoshima, Miyazaki Prefecture

Aoshima, Miyazaki Prefecture

Miyazaki prefecture probably isn’t on a lot of people’s lists as a must visit place in Japan but its sunny climate and attractive spots like Aoshima make it a wonderful location to consider if you’re planning on travelling around Kyushu. A small island paradise Located just off the coast of Miyazaki prefecture, the tiny island of […]

Manyo Club Urban Onsen

Manyo Club Urban Onsen

Urban Onsen  It took a 45 min drive from Tokyo. Manyo gets tanks of hot spring water delivered from Atami everyday. You can enjoy a variety of baths. Guests can enjoy a range of relaxing bathing facilities that include indoor baths, open-air baths, as well as an outdoor foot spa. Different bath types: Yudokoro / Bath […]

Gunkanjima (Battleship Island)

Gunkanjima (Battleship Island)

Hashima Island, commonly called Gunkanjima ( meaning Battleship Island), is an abandoned island near the city of Nagasaki. Hashima’s main features are its abandoned concrete buildings. Hashima The island was known for its undersea coal mines, established in 1887, which operated during the industrialization of Japan. The island reached a peak population of over 5000 […]