When it comes to Nara and Kyoto, people can easily name a few ancient buildings. On the other hand Kobe, and to a greater extent Hyogo prefecture, does exactly conjure up the word “ancient” in most people’s minds. Indeed, Kobe
The south Kawachi region is home to beautiful mountain chains, which a number of people enjoying climbing. This beautiful mountainous region is also the birthplace of one of Japan’s most infamous samurai warriors, Kusunoki Masashige. This warrior who battled loyally
Mt. Yoshino, located in the center of Nara, is the most famous sakura place in the entire country of Japan. Every year, millions of people visit Yoshino in the spring to see the wide stretches of soft pink cherry blossoms.
Daigo-ji Temple in Kyoto houses some of the most ancient buildings in all of Japan. Located just outside of Kyoto City, this temple is a must for people who really want to see the remnants of ancient Japan. However, there
Kyoto City will proudly boast its 1,000 plus years of history. True, as it was the capital of Japan for hundreds of years, Kyoto was site of many historic events and a wealth of prominent buildings. However, because it was
While there are many castles in Japan, only 5 of them are national treasures. In Kansai, Himeji Castle is of course national treasure, but so is Hikone Castle too. Though Hikone Castle is not as big as Himeji, it is
For most Japanese people, Kyoto is famous for its Zen gardens, and Nara is famous for its ancient Buddhist statues. However, there are a handful of temples in Kyoto that have beautiful collections of Buddha statues. One such example is