The Toshogu Shrine in Nikko

Built in 1600s, Toshogu Shrine is famous for its pompous buildings, rich colored sculptures, and thousands of gold leaf sheets. It is the final resting place of Tokugawa Ieyasu, the founder of the Tokugawa Shogunate that ruled Japan for over 250 years. Toshogu Shrine was built using the highest quality materials available during the 1600s. […]

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The Takeshita Dori in Harajuku

The historic sites in Tokyo are a must for visitors, but if you want to get a taste of the eccentric lifestyle of the Japanese youth, you must visit The Takeshita Dori in Harajuku. I met many interesting people like those who are dressed up as Lolita in different styles — be it gothic or […]

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Shinto Wedding at Meiji Shrine

You should definitely visit Meiji Shrine when you go on a trip to Tokyo. It is one of the most beautiful and interesting places I have been to and I strongly recommend it to any passionate traveler like myself. The shrine is the resting place of the first emperor of modern Japan, Emperor Meiji, and […]

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Sankeien Garden in Spring

Yokohama is a very astonishing city with endless possibility. That’s why I always make sure to check the Yokohama City’s website for latest news and events. From there, I found out that the their notable Sankeien Garden was open for night cherry blossoms viewing until 8 p.m. due to season as opposed to its regular […]

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