agoya’s Tokugawa Art Museum was founded in 1935 and built on the grounds of the Owari’s former feudal residence, one of the three major branches of the ruling Tokugawa family in Nagoya during the Edo Period. Tokugawa Art Museum offers visitors the chance to enjoy some of Japan’s oldest arts as well as many past […]

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Not as famous as Tokyo Tower or Tokyo Skytree, the Nagoya TV Tower does still offer a wonderful, panoramic view of the surrounding Sakae district, and of Nagoya in its entirety, thanks to its two main observatory decks. Smaller than Tokyo Tower, with a height of only 180 meters, Nagoya TV Tower is actually Japan’s […]

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Believed to have been established during the reign of the Emperor Keiko (71-130), the Atsuta Jingu, also known as Atsuta-Sama or simply as Miya, has been officially designated as one of the Kanpei-Taisha (imperial shrines), like the Great Shrine of Ise. Atsuta shrine is dedicated to the veneration of Atsuta-no-Ōkami. Also enshrined are the “Five […]

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Miho no Matsubara is by far the best place in Shizuoka to enjoy an amazing view of Mt. Fuji. While we are planning to publish a full-length video soon that covers this amazing park, we could not resist shooting a pair of 10 minute long relaxing videos just for you. So without further ado, again, […]

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Completed in 1612, Nagoya Castle was designed to solidify the Tokugawa family’s authority in the Owari region, which includes both present Nagoya and its surrounding area. With time, the surrounding village of Nagoya Castle grew to be Japan’s fourth largest city : Nagoya. While the castle suffered from major damage during the second world war, […]

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Founded in the 7th century, Zenkō-ji Temple is actually one of the most important and popular temples in Japan, and stores the first ever Buddhist statue bought in Japan when Buddhism was first introduced during the 6th century. Zenkō-ji’s fame does not stop here, since the temple itself was founded before Buddhism in Japan split […]

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Located near Nagoya Tower in the Sakae district, Oasis 21 is a multi-level recreational and commercial park equipped with a bus terminal. First opened to the public in 2002, Oasis 21’s major attraction is its oval roof glass structure, also known as “Spaceship Aqua”. The roof just happens to be filled with water, which not […]

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Japanese lacquer is one of the most famous and amazing craftworks that one can enjoy or, better still, own. Most often delivered in a simple form like a bowl or a cup, Japanese lacquer is one of the most complex forms of craft, or shall we say art, that you can imagine. While Japan offers […]

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One of Ishikawa prefecture’s most well known splendors, Kanazawa Castle, has been the pinnacle of power and architecture in the region since 1583. Official headquarters and strong hall of the powerful Maeda Clan, the castle has, however, suffered many disasters and been rebuilt several times including the most recent addition in 2015 of the Gyokuseninmaru […]

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Kenroku-En is, according to many specialists, one of Japan’s “three most beautiful gardens! Located just in front of Kanazawa Castle, Kenroku-En, was constructed by the ruling Maeda family in 1620 and opened to the public in 1871. The name Kenroku-En literally means, “the garden of six sublimities”, or one that combines the six aspects of […]

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Located in Ishikawa Prefecture and a good 2 hours away from Tokyo by Shinkansen, Kanazawa is one of those cities where time has somehow stopped, giving us the chance to enjoy Japan like never before! This is especially true in Kanazawa Higashi Chaya District, which is the geisha district of Kanazawa and as such is […]

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Despite being the 4th largest city in Japan with over 2 million inhabitants, Nagoya is often snubbed for its larger neighbor : Osaka. Still, Nagoya as a lot to offer and if you give it a chance, Nagoya will surely surprise you with its vibrancy and its unique atmosphere where modernity and tradition collide for […]

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