Magomejuku

  Kiso Kaido   The hum of people walking on cobble stone streets, families, elderly couples, students, lovers, tour groups, and overseas tourists dies down in Shukuba-machi after 5:00pm. It’s as if the buzz in town from the earlier in the day is now a dream. Stores selling trinkets, souvenirs, …

Nagoya castle

Tenka Bushin   In 1610, the beginning of the Edo Period, Tokugawa Ieyasu (徳川家康) the founder and first shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate of Japan ordered the various daimyo to help with the building of a new castle at Nagoya for one of the three Tokugawa family branches, the Owari. …

Sazaedo

The mysterious hexagonal temple Aizuwakamatsu-shi, in Fukushima. Halfway up the mountain (Mount Iimori 飯盛山), where the Byakkotai(白虎隊) sleeps, there lies a temple by the name of Entsu sansodo.   It is a building with a peculiar exterior that makes the whole structure appear crooked. The mysterious building’s resemblance to a …

Ehime Oozu castle

Ehime-Oozu castle Although reconstructed in 2004, the reconstruction work based on enormous volume of detailed documents, which have been saved from old days, makes Ehime-Oozu-jo castle outstandingly beautiful. This is the collaboration of ancient engineering work and people live in modern world. Location

Former Kusuo Yasuda Residence

Former Kusuo Yasuda Residence Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo Former Kusuo Yasuda Residence in Japanese. Japan web magazine’s recommend Former Kusuo Yasuda Residence DATA Where: 5-20-18, Sendagi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo How to get there: 10 minutes walk from Sendagi station. parking: No Price: 500 yen Open:Every Wednesday, Saturday Hours:10:30~16:00 (Last Admittance 15:00) For details: TEL03-6303-1110/FAX 03-3818-1165 Remarks: You need to wear socks …

Chusonji

  Hiraizumi, Chusonji temple Chusonji Temple is a Buddhist temple in Hiraizumi, Iwate Prefecture, Japan. It is the main temple of the Tendai sect in the Tohoku (northeastern Japan). It was founded in 850 by En-nin.   Konjikido (Golden Hall) is one of two buildings that survive from the original …