Located five minutes away from Shinjuku by train via the Chuo Line, Nakano Broadway is a huge shopping complex famous for its many anime and idol goods stores as well as its dozens of Mandarake stores! But Nakano Broadway is not only heaven on earth for otaku (geeks) around the world, it is also a […]

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Believe it or not but this castle was actually destroyed 7 years after its completion in 1608! Indeed it was on an order from the Tokugawa Shogunate that enforced a ‘one-castle-per- province’ law (一国一城) that meant Iwakuni Castle had to be destroyed. It was only in 1962 that the actual castle was rebuilt and serves […]

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The Kintai-kyo Bridge has been Iwakuni’s most distinctive landmark since its construction in 1673. Entirely made of wood, and this without the use of any nails, the Kintai bridge is composed of five arches sitting on top of massive stones pillars crossing over the Nishiki river and located on the foot of Mt. Yokoyama where […]

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Built in 1598 by the Daimyo (feudal lord) Mori Terumoto, Hiroshima Castle, also known as the Carp Castle, used to be the home of the feudal lord of the Hiroshima clan. Destroyed by the atomic bomb during the 2nd World War, the castle was only rebuilt in 1958 and now serves as a museum of […]

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Built in 1620 at the order of Asano Nagaakira, a powerful feudal lord (Daimyo) of the Hiroshima clan, the Shukkein-en garden later served as the villa of the Asano family during the Meiji period. Shukkeien, which can be translated into English as “shrunken-scenery garden”, includes valleys, mountains and forests represented in miniature all across the […]

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Located outside of Yokohama and somehow in the middle of an industrial area, Sankei-en garden is an oasis of beauty and calm. Erected in 1904 by a silk trader named Tomitaro Hara, also known as Hara Sankei, this garden features, in one location, the many wonders of Japan. Thanks to his fortune, Tomitaro Hara brought […]

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Japan is the only country in the world that had to suffer the horror of one of the most destructive forces ever created by mankind : an atomic bomb. Preserved as a witness of such horror, the Hiroshima Peace Memorial, also known as the Atomic Bomb Dome or Genbaku Dome, was the only structure left […]

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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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Okusawa Shrine is one of those little shrines that you can find pretty much anywhere in Japan, with the exception, however, of its giant dragons made of rope that welcome you at the shrine’s entrance and in the shrine itself. So why take a video of this temple? The rain of course! Indeed there is […]

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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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Hiroshima Okonomiyaki, also known as Hiroshimayaki, are among the most famous types of okonomiyaki you can find. While staying in Hiroshima, we decided to stop at the first okonomiyaki we found around the Okonomimura area and start shooting a short video for you, while our “chef’ cooked our “Japanese Pancake” in front of us. Now […]

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